61 is ...

by Larry Chamberlin   Apr 22, 2011

61 is
- losing a half hour
each morning for pain
- losing need to argue
where once you'd have leapt,
- losing festive late nights
yet you can't sleep late.

- knowing you will forget
many things today,
- knowing your newborn foal
just could outlive you,
- knowing you'll leave undone
many of your dreams.

- choosing to seize each day
living with spirit
- choosing your children's needs
over your own wants
- choosing to keep growing
'til your eyes last close.

61 is losing
stuff of no import,
61 is knowing
limit of your years,
61 is choosing
all that life can give.


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  • 7 years ago

    by Roses and lilys

    I liked it. The flow was good. It was easy to read and understand. The wording was good. I saw nothing that needed to be fixed.

    gave it a 5/5

  • 7 years ago

    by Decayed

    61 is PRIDE!!

    God bless you and this expressing write!

  • 7 years ago

    by mandy

    A beautiful, heartfelt poem. 5/5