The Old and Young

From Ravenous Butterflies on Facebook:

“The little boy whispered, “I wet my pants.”I do that too,” laughed the little old man.

Said the little boy, “I often cry.”The old man nodded, “So do I.

“But worst of all,” said the boy, “it seems Grown-ups don’t pay attention to me.”And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand.I know what you mean,” said the little old man.” Shel Silverstein Hugo Gerhard Simberg – Towards Evening, 1913