Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 70,339 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Aging To Feel Blessed - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Aging to feel blessed.
With fewer excuses left to make.
And doing it having no regrets.

I didn't plan it this way.
When younger to think,
My youth would stay.
Until I noticed my hair turning grey.

Aging to feel blessed and peaceful.
When I remember,
Patience was not a virtue I pursued.
Believing old people did that.
Since they had nothing else to do.
But reminisce a past.
Wishing they had did something else.

Me?
I'm still wishing to have dreams come true.
Dreams I have that are fresh and new.
Then I pray to God to ask why.
Why now?
When I have become satisfied.
To do so many things unafraid to try.

Aging to feel blessed.
Has yet given me more rest to get.
It seems I am more curious about life now.
Loving with interest to adventure.
And seldom confessing to express,
Everyday I seek a challenge.
Just to test,
If it's true that aging...
Compares to the best of fine wine.
And who other than myself,
Would I prove that to with it believed.
Since many my age,
Look as if moving is an effort.
And me?
Well...
I have been accused of being too fresh!
You know...
Like one who awaits the scent of morning dew.
And rising long before the Sun comes.
You feel me?

Topic(s) of this poem: aging


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019



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