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Wisdom

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The older I become the more

I realize that I am still learning

Some things I learn are not

what I expected …

But …

Necessary nonetheless

 

In the past few months

I realized that friends are

nice to have

But …

they are not a necessity

Acquaintances are more

realistic than friends

I have never had an

acquaintance stab me

in the back

Never has an acquaintance

deliberately hurt me

My acquaintances have been

loyal, respectful, caring, and

take time for me when friends

rarely if ever have done

 

So …

in  my old age the wisdom

of experience has given me

the realization that I will

never become close friends

with another person again

I will seek out and maintain

my acquaintances who

enrich my life like no others …

 

Copyright © 2016 Annie Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

 

 

Grace

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Grace

When did it happen?
 
When did these amazing women
Women who influenced my life
in so many ways
Who taught me to be
strong…
independent…
feisty…
and shared the wisdom
of the ages become
someone I hardly recognize
 
When did time steal
their vigor
Replacing a strong
backbone and powerful gait
with a shuffling step and
thinning hair
 
When did the need for
external support using the
most advanced walkers
and canes money can buy
sneak in and change their lives
 
Closing my eyes
they sound the same
their voices unchanged
and I see them in their
grace and glory
 
But…
 
The years have not
been kind
Robbing them of their
vitality but not
their beautiful minds
The one place where
true strength will
forever remain
regardless of the
ravages of an
aging body
 
As I am entering
my own aging
They are still 
teaching me…
Mentoring me… 
 
Showing me again
by example of aging
with grace and dignity
 
Copyright © 2014 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie
 
 

She ~

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Looking in the mirror

Who is that?

She doesn’t recognize

the woman she

Became

In her mind’s eye

She looks as she

did years ago

Where did time go?

When did she become…

The Woman in the Mirror

© 2013 Annie Original Poetry

Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.

As Ever, Annie

 

 

My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.     ~Anais Nin~

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