Gazing at the throng of humanity
he sat unable to understand
tired of such a long turbulent life
the memories still clear
unable to comprehend that need
their desire to proceed!
To prolong their lives into centuries
he found after a hundred years
so hard to face always stayed young
as friends and family aged
his girlfriends withered by his side
leaving him when they died!
An enzyme within his DNA the reason
his life seemed to never end
had thought often of taking his own life
but felt it was the cowards way
resigned to wait for that allotted day
hoping it was not far away!
Got up and faded quietly into the crowds
to a lonely life in his home
prepared it maybe another century to live
with more memories to recall
friends to make and then say goodbye
now use to time passing him by!