Accepting Life's Challenges

by Ann Stareyes

Life's coming together
Emotions smoothing out
Excepting things I can't change
Or do anything about.

Now as I look into the mirror
I'm beginning to like what I see
A beautiful older woman

A few more little wrinkles
Tells the story of my life
Finally I've seen the beauty
Now it won't cause me strife.

My heart remains the same
It could never change
Inside it's beautiful
No more tears to fall like rain.

This little journey I've taken
We all are going to face
But I've learned to accept
Life.... I'll forever chase.

Today I have a few more wrinkles
Thanking God for every single one
He's given me strength and courage
To age with Pride and Grace.


Submission date : 2006-04-13
Last edit : 2006-04-14

Visits : 33016
Votes : 346
Rating : 4.2

Rate and comment this poem

If you'd like to comment/rate this poem or you want to publish your own poetry on "Poems & Quotes", sign-up here!

Latest comments

paula at 2006-05-24

Awesome poem!!!!


dijah at 2006-05-24

Great poem.

Mikey at 2006-05-25


Cassandra Wojick ( C ) at 2007-02-02

Hey, good job, i really liked it. keep up the awesome work

Pollyx ( F C D ) at 2008-07-22

Ahh, well I cant imagine there is much for me to say after all those comments! But I just have to say I really love this poem, it seems to really sparkle with something special - truly uplifting. It's really great to see someone looking back in this way.

[ View all comments (61) ]