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Friday, 26 September 2014

Homage to Aging

By Ellen Younkins

I haven’t written a poem in a long long time.
I guess it’s time for me to write another rhyme.
It’s been a while since I’ve waxed poetic
so please bear with me while I get prophetic.
I see the future and know what it will bring
and hope to see another Fall, another Spring.
The years go by too fast as I grow older
as the many candles dim to just a smolder.
I’m thankful for the years that I have spent
and all the memories and what they’ve meant.
As I near my eightieth birthday I’d like to say
this old gal looks forward to seeing another day.

[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.]

Posted by Ronni Bennett at 05:30 AM | Permalink | Email this post


I enjoyed your poem and could totally relate--I am 81 1/2, and, when I passed 80, I could no longer deny that I was old and my days are numbered. I, too, intend to make every day count.

May you see many more and happy ones. Enjoyed your poem.

Nice poem. Sounds to me like you are making the most of every good thing that comes your way.

Go for it!

Ellen, a lovely poem!
So true for most of us...

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