Aging of a Senior Citizen

Today, Dear Lord, I’m 80 and there’s much to be done.
I hope, Dear Lord, you’ll let me live until I’m 81.
But then if I haven’t finished all I want to do,
Would you let me stay awhile, until I’m 82?
So many places I want to go, so very much to see,
Do you think that you could manage to make it 83?
The world is changing very fast; there is so much in store
I’d like it very much to live until I’m 84.
And if by then I’m still alive
I’d like to stay until 85.
I love people and I like to play tricks,
I’d really like to stick around till 86.
I know, Dear Lord, it’s much to ask. It must be nice in heaven.
Could I really stay until 87?
I know by then I won’t be fast and sometimes will be late,
But it would be so pleasant to be around at 88.
I will have seen so many things, and had a wonderful time,
So I’m sure that I’ll be willing to leave at 89.