Saturday, October 6, 2007

Aging

Activism
Turns to apathy
And then remembrance.

A cause
Becomes a lost cause
Until it is an "if only."

Restless energy
Replaced by patient endurance
Rests in tales of past exploits.

Dreams
Fade into reality
Merging to memories.

Youth
Grows to middle-age
And finally the wisdom of the elderly.

5 comments:

Ranando said...

I for one am really enjoying aging, I have no problem with it.

My dad always told me from a young age that life just keeps getting better and better as you go along. He always said that if you think you enjoyed your teens, wait until you twenties. If you think your twenties were great wait until you thirties, forties and then your fifties.

He was never so right, it keeps getting better and better.

We all need to remember that as long as our heart is beating you should always GO-FOR-IT.

You won't make it out alive and you'll have plenty of time to rest when it's over.

Panhandle Poet said...

Great thoughts Ranando.

WomanHonorThyself said...

thanks for sharing..lets hope some of the activism stays alive!!

Sandy Kessler said...

I love the poem and the first comment, I am convinced I still walk and talk and breathe by the grace of God and sheer Love of Life.Many thought I should be gone to this cancer long ago. But the Man appears to have another plan for me- THEREFORE I embrace it all but then I always did and was always GRATEFUL..

Hillbilly Willy said...

Your "Aging" documentary hits home.

I have created a response to your topics on my site
Life in America

Well done as always.

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