Reach out, take down that book of adventures
and remember what you could have been about,
what you could have done in times before old age,
before ambitions waned and surrendered all to doubt.
Rescuing a maiden from marauding bandits!
Plunging the flag of victory on the peak!
Discovering new islands on epic voyages!
Finding every treasure that you seek!
Page after page of quests and expeditions,
you as narrator, the hero of the day,
you get the girl, the fame, the adulation
the classic idol of the matinee.
But it's all too late, the years have stacked the odds,
chances gone to live a life fulfilled,
you doze and dream but nothing ever happens
you cry for the ambitions time has killed.