This is great and very thought provoking. I'm not sure we care less as we get older, maybe the things we care passionately about just change? I don't know, but I'm thinking about it now thanks to this wonderful poem! :-)
I'm glad this poem made you think; I am constantly at odds with myself on the topic of caring. I've been known to feel like sometimes I care so much that it just causes me to shut down and not care about anything. It's quite exhausting to be so embattled, as I'm sure you know. Thank you for reading, and for commenting! Much appreciated!
Stephen, a melancholy write. So well written though, I have missed your words. When we are struggling with ourselves sometimes its hard to see through that fog. Things will get better, changes in your life will see to that. Hugs my friend-
Firstly, great title...had to look this up: nihilism is the belief that life has no intrinsic meaning or value. The toll of this belief is very well explored in the stanzas:
All wonderful aspects of life do not phase the person with nihilistic tendencies
Overwhelming old simple pleasures of youth
The eventual death - a reoccurring thought