The Food Chain

The poet Gabriel García Márquez once said (it is sad),
A man grows old when he starts to looks like his dad,
A well made observation and it makes a lot of sense,
Life always goes forward never back to past tense,
I started to look like my father when I was only ten,
I was no longer a baby but not yet a full grown man,
At sixteen, it turned I looked more like my granddad,
Not when he was an adult, but a twelve-year-old lad,
Then a nice surprise as I was turning a man at eighteen,
Allowed to have a drink of alcohol and morning caffeine,
I discovered that I began to look like someone else again,
More of a carnivore that is on top of the food chain,