Sheila Knowles


Ages - Poem by Sheila Knowles

If I could relocate
the imagination of my childhood,
lay it next to
the experimentation of my teens,
infuse it with
the debauchery of my twenties,
wrap it up in
the frustration of my thirties
season it with
the serenity
I've yet to achieve in my forties
and the wisdom
that's sure to come with my fifties,

I've a good chance of becoming a poet
before I collapse into my sixties.


Comments about Ages by Sheila Knowles

  • Sarwar Chowdhury (8/24/2008 3:04:00 PM)


    ...well expressed.............10 (Report) Reply

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  • (5/26/2007 11:23:00 PM)


    Sheila,
    You have to be an optimist,
    what makes you think that you will see things clearer,
    than the past has ever shown you?

    B.V.A.
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  • (3/13/2006 12:38:00 AM)


    You are all ready a great poet from what I have read/brilliant cheers Sylvie (Report) Reply

  • (2/10/2006 5:53:00 PM)


    Magic Sheila! ! This one I like a lot! given me a big grin! Moyaxx (Report) Reply

  • (1/28/2006 4:52:00 PM)


    Good use of imagery, very understandable, very well written. You have good rhythmic flow. (Report) Reply

  • (1/20/2006 6:25:00 PM)


    Dear Sheila,
    Sounds ever so much like me. What the hell is the deal with perfectionism? Just
    where is that poetic spirit of which my physicality continues to be in pursuit? Photo-sensing orbs aren't fully equipped to locate that entity that much is for certain.

    Gregory
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  • (1/8/2006 9:04:00 PM)


    Dear Poet, never collapse! (Report) Reply

  • (1/8/2006 5:52:00 PM)


    still looking for the serenity and the wisdom, great poem, wonderful lines (Report) Reply

  • (1/8/2006 5:32:00 PM)


    charming
    yet exploring the profound
    deeply
    delving into
    time
    its terror and mystery
    a masterful poem
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  • (1/8/2006 5:29:00 PM)


    I love the punchline, poet Sheila. Made me laugh out loud. 10 from Tai (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 8, 2006



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