you want to get there - fast!
If you're past that momentous mark,
you wanna feel eighteen again!
If you're twice removed from it,
you're twice as much inclined to!
And if you have an eighteen year-old
reminding you how far removed from it
you really are, nowadays, alas...
Well then you want to stick around
to see that eighteen year-old
grow old and grey too!
And, maybe, thanks in part to you,
make only half as many mistakes as you have!