Shrinking World

How our world shrinks as we age

Getting smaller with every stage.

First the whole planet is our home

As far and wide we freely roam.

Then our health begins to wane;

We don’t feel up to trips by plane.

But still within our country fair

We travel sometimes, here and there.

As our wobbly legs break down

We’re then restricted to our town.

Age plays havoc with our feet

And we can’t get beyond our street.

A few more years and we find that

We’re now confined to a small flat.

Then our bedroom, then our bed,

Our world reducing till we’re –