Typewriter Rodeo: Generations

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By Kari Anne HoltFebruary 16, 2018 11:40 am,

Cliches notwithstanding, not every old person is wise and kind, nor is every young one thoughtless or callow. Personality and brains, or lack of them, often stick around throughout one’s life.


I am old

and you are young

and she is oder than us both

which makes her wise

or a burden

depending on who you are

and that one

he’s extra young

so his words are profound

or dumb

eepending on who you are

and the girl with the hair

you know the one

rolls her eyes

tt the guy

with the mustache

you know the one

and they both make this woman


and that one clap

depending on who you are

because it’s easy, you know

to discount people

based on age and experience

but less easy to get to know people

based on interaction and pleasantness

what to do, then

when the young are weak (or smart)

and the old judgey (or wise)

I guess it depends

on who you are

and how yo use your eyes