These lines you see

these lines you see
are all coded bits of me
every time my heart grew with passion
every tear of disappointment 
every day I spent in wonder
every time I fell into the depths of love
every time of contemplation, live or fly
every door I opened and closed

all the giggles and questions of the young
those precious little voices and faces
are embedded in my lines
they make me smile 
they make my heart swell 

you may see aging lines
I see a life lived
no one can or should live forever
youth is for the young
I am happy to be tired and happy to sleep
my lines tell me that now I can rest
for I have done my best