Sunday, March 29, 2009

Aging


Visit Sunday Scribblings for poems, stories, or personal narratives from other writers. This week's topic is aging.


I stare in the mirror

and I'm not too afraid,

though I do see lines

that will never fade.


Those lines have been earned

in more ways than one,

from heartache and tears,

to smiles and fun.


Aging shows in my eyes,

the windows to the soul,

Behind them the memories

which have taken their toll.


The body is different,

stiffer, heavier, and easily sore,

And the mind less quick,

I'm forgetful more.


But aging brings wisdom,

on which much can be based,

knowledge and experience

that cannot be replaced.


Aging is a process that

happens over time,

and acceptance of the inevitable

is a feeling most sublime.


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13 comments:

Lucy said...

Diane!! I haven't heard a poem from u in just too too long! Excellent summary of aging! When I read.."I'm forgetful more" it brought an instant smile to my face! you are so cute.
xox

D... said...

Brava! This is excellent and helps me process aging better.

anthonynorth said...

That just about wraps up aging nicely.
By the way, I now list all the prompt sites on my posts. Take a look.

Suzie said...

I dont know I still dont like the whole aging thing

A Girl Named Me said...

Very nice! Encouraging.

Thank you.

xoxo
AGirlNamedMe

Fledgling Poet said...

Beautifully done...you said it very well!

Melanie said...

Wonderful poem Diana, its all so true too.

Melanie said...

Wonderful poem Diana, its all so true too.

Tammy said...

I loved it and now I want more. :) We thought a lot a like for this prompt.

Mike said...

Love the poem.

Mike
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Joy said...

Lovely poem Diana.

Here's a secret of mine: I just bought a satin pillowcase for myself because I read that it's easier on the face than cotton. Pitiful! LOL

JulieChats said...

Great Poem!

latree said...

this is beautiful! I stared at the prompt and gave up. I knew it's happening to me but I just didn't know what to say 'bout it.

well done, D..

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