Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Another Step, Another Stage

Another Step, Another Stage

As long as there are those who love me,
and the sun still shines above me,
I won't worry about my age.
It's just another step, another stage.
Quite clearly, this is how it's supposed to be.

My knees can no longer be trusted.
My dreams? They need to be dusted.
My joints are achy.
My hands are shaky.
Like the Tin Man, I fear I have rusted.

Still, I have a stack of books to read,
and there's hot tea in my cup--what more do I need?
There's music to listen to and art to create,
so what do I care if the hour grows late?

I miss the days of feeling bold and sure.
My insignificance grows the more I mature.
swear I am still young inside,
and I do try to take aging in stride,
but being a grownup has lost its allure.

As long as there are those who love me,
and the sun still shines above me,
I won't worry about my age.
It's just another step, another stage.
Quite clearly, this is how it's supposed to be.

51 comments:

  1. It may be 'how it is supposed to be' but that doesn't mean we have to like it.

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    1. That is so true, Delores!

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  2. I love this one, Daisy! The knees (or hips) can't be trusted, my dreams surely do need to be dusted, and I no longer feel bold and sure. Just wait until you've reached you 70s :)

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    1. Thank you, Charlotte! I'm going to try and take my time getting there. :D

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  3. cute poem and way too true. But no doubt you are loved by family and friends. And I'll give you a blog hug. Keep the dreams alive, and keep writing your lovely poetry

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    1. Thank you, Joanne! Sending a big hug back to you! :)

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  4. I loved that, and grow to understand this and things like this every day.

    Thank you. :-)

    Pearl

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    1. Thank you, Pearl! Understanding and accepting makes things easier, I think. :)

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  5. Very nice, Daisy. Our culture makes aging so much more difficult than it already is. Maturity should be revered not feared. Oops, looks like I've started a poem - inspired by yours. A cup of tea, love, and life -- a triple blessing.

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    1. Thank you, Robyn! Yes, our culture and the media do not make aging easier. I like your rhyme! :)

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  6. Daisy, I love this... I totally agree I feel like I'm young inside... and aging has totally lost it's allure... However; we do know ourselves better with age and hopefully we are a lot smarter than our younger self... at least I hope I am :)

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    1. Launna, yes! Thank you. I do hope I'm at least a little wiser now than when I was younger. That's definitely a benefit of growing older. :-)

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  7. Lovely, Daisy. I can certainly relate!

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  8. Positive message. I am struggling with getting older. It would be okay if it weren't painful.

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    1. I agree, Linda. Some days are definitely better than others. Thank you! :-)

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  9. Love the poem - and I can relate to a few of those things mentioned - like ...that's why I keep walking and hiking mountains - i'm afraid if I don't use it I'll lose it. But some days a little Advil helps. You always write so all can relate in some way or another.

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    1. Thank you, Sandy! You are smart to keep up the exercise. It really is worth the time and benefits us in more ways than we realize, I think. :-)

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  10. Love it, Connie---and it's SO SO SO true. I'm there --with all of the aches and pains!!!!! BUT--I'm still trying to act "bold and sure" ---and continue to stay as active as possible. Tain't easy --but I gotta stay active. I don't want to SIT yet!!!!!! ha

    Thanks for the poem...You are SUCH a great writer.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Thank you, Betsy! I don't think you have anything to worry about. You are one of the most active people I know! :D Hugs to you!

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  11. I sure hope I can take old age with the same grace that I try and take most things in my life.

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    1. Michael, with your upbeat attitude, I think you will manage old age just fine. :)

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  12. Aging should be respected and appreciated...

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    1. I agree completely, Optimistic Existentialist! :)

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  13. Gosh I love your poetry - it is such a talent.. and you are amazing at it! It's so refreshing and whimsical but raw and real too. Always love visiting your blog and reading your new creations. When do you write them? Where? Do you do it in a certain spot that you feel most comfortable?? I'd love to know xxx

    www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Jade! You are very kind. I write my poems and blog posts right here at my computer at my desk in the living room in my home. Sometimes I will get ideas in my head for rhymes when I am doing something else, but I do the actual writing all on my computer. As for when, I don't have any set time to write, but I feel like I do my best work in the mornings. I am more inspired and alert then, I think. :-)

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  14. Oh I can relate to this one so much. I love your poetry. You have such a gift for writing. Thank you so much for all of your comments on mine. I cherish them. You are such a sweet friend.

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    1. Thank you, Susie! You are a sweet friend too! I appreciate your kind words. :-)

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  15. hi dear!! you are very talented indeed!! fantastic poem! very interesting blog! im following you from now on via gfc!! hope you can visit mine and follow me too! kisses!:)

    www.fashionizein.com

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    1. Hello Theano! Nice to meet you! Thank you for visiting and commenting here. :)

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    2. thank you so much Daisy for visiting and following my blog too! im looking forward to reading more from you! your poems are so inspired and touching! have a nice day! kisses!:)

      www.fashionizein.com

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  16. Spoke to my heart... and other body parts. :) xoxo

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    1. Hugs to you, Reenie! :-)

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  17. Palavras gentis podem ser curtas e fáceis de falar, mas seus ecos são
    verdadeiramente infinitos.
    (Madre Tereza de Calcutá)
    Um abençoado inicio de mês!!!!
    Beijos Marie.

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    1. Thank you, Marie! Wishing you a good week! :)

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  18. Another beautifully written heartfelt poem that speaks volumes! "As long as there are those who love me, and the sun still shines above me," really put everything into perspective. Just remember that you're still one of my favorite young "Old Broads."

    Julie

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    1. Aw, thank you, Julie! You are such a sweetheart! I am so thrilled to be a part of the "Old Broads" group. :-)

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  19. Very beautifully expressed thoughts about aging. "As long as there are those who love me" (and probably those whom we love). That is I guess the essense of old age, to simply enjoy life through the one ibes we love. I recently had my birthday and your poem is so timing. It hinted me about nit worrying about age. Beautiful poem indeed, hoping to read some more.

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    1. Thank you, Mari! I hope you had a happy birthday! :-)

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  20. I LOVE this poem, Daisy. It would have been a perfect choice for "Old Broads." Goes beautifully with the cover, too. No matter how old we get, or how many aches and pains we have, we're all still young on the inside.

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    1. Thank you, Susan! I'm a little late in writing this, but yes, it does fit in well with the "Old Broads" theme. :)

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  21. Such a pretty poem, really positive message!
    I have now followed you on GFC, I would love for you to follow back!
    Keep I touch! Xxx

    www.thestylebunny.com

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    1. Hello and welcome, Claire! Thank you for visiting and commenting here. :)

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  22. Hey,
    I really like your Blog! Awesome Photos and interesting Stuff. Do you want to support each other and follow via GFC? If yes please tell me and i follow back. Lets stay in touch. :)

    Greetings Sophia xx
    M Y B L O G.
    I N S T A G R A M.

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    1. Thank you, Sophia! Thanks for visiting and commenting here too. I'll come around and visit your blog soon. :-)

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  23. A very age-appropriate poem, Connie, which described the way I feel some days too.

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    1. Thank you, Beatrice! It's good to know I'm not the only one. :)

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  24. Nice poem!!! I like your blog!!
    would you like to follow each other? let me know...
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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    1. Thank you, Marcela! I appreciate your visit and your comment here. :)

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  25. This is so true Daisy. You have it in a nutshell.

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