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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Old Age

By Ellen Younkins

Now that I have reached the era of old age
I would like to think that I am now a sage.
Someone to listen to or to just ignore.
I’ve been around the block - been there before.

I think a lot about what lies ahead in my life
and I think about the past - often full of strife.
I would like to know some peace before I go
and remember happy times that I used to know.

I have a lot of things that I would like to do
like dancing and singing, before I say adieu.
I dream of things like acting on the stage
or painting pictures that would be all the rage.

Perhaps I’ll get to do some of these things
before time runs out and the angel sings.
Or maybe my next life might be a chance
to do what I missed and at last I will dance.


[INVITATION: All elders, 50 and older, are welcome to submit stories for this blog. They can be fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoir, etc. Please read instructions for submitting.]

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Comments

What a wonderful way you described your past and future feelings. I'm greatly with your writing so keep sending in more for us to enjoy.

Just in case - start dancing now! Lovely poem.

Can you dance with your arms or with your hands? It's better than nothing! Or even maybe in the water? Swimming is my way to dance these days.

Even writing can be a dance, and we can do many things here in our imaginations that are sometimes more satisfying than the "real" thing. And the big PLUS is that we get to dance with so many friends here commenting. Great writing.

I think you are already dancing-with your poetry.At my age I fool around with everything, even things I am not good at, like this:

Never think of what might have been
Try to face life with a grin
When unhappy thoughts do not cease
Look to God to give you peace.

I think when we do release some of the past pain and strife,we will be light enough to dance.

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