Young at heart

As long as you can run to catch a train
or sing under the rain
As long as you like playing games
that require brains
As long as you can be thoughtfull or crazy
or plainly lazy
As long as you are not afraid of change
even slightly strange
As long as you can learn and be curious
and also humorous
As long as you are willing to share
and sincerely care
As long as you can have dreams
full of colors and gleams
As long as you see the future
as a nice adventure
As long as you can leave everything behind
just to be with a friend
As long as you have more hopes than regrets
whatever besets
As long as you can love more
than ever before
As long as you value friendship above your own comfort
then you are young at heart

- Public domain, author: Lilian Guillaume (2015)