The best congratulations on the anniversary of a 55-year-old man

Wait another five years —
Say hello to the pension.
In the meantime, dear friend,
You’re a young man.

In fifty-five years sometimes
I want to go home,
Relax on the sofa
And read newspapers.

But don’t give in to laziness
And don’t lower your knees:
Life should always be boiling,
For health without harm.

Drink more pure water,
Eat less fast food, pizza,
Forget about alcohol,
Throw salt out of the kitchen altogether —
Show this heroism
And please the body.

It will still come in handy,
Grandchildren to be proud of
Grandfather, at least a little gray already,
But, as before, young.