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AGING GRACEFULLY (Poem #258)



Aging gracefully is something many of us can't do.
But some of us do it so well and never seem to brew.

Mother always said she earned every wrinkle she's got.
Plastic surgery to take them away? I think not.

If you don't love me the way that I am,
Without my wrinkles, would you love me then?

There are so many benefits from knowledge gained.
Now treated with respect, from childish things I've waned.

I'm no older to me than in my heart I feel,
And sometimes this aching old body doesn't seem real.

So look upon me as aging gracefully, whatever you may see.
For I'm a work of God, and this means the most to me.

© Copyright 8/1/1999 by Jean E. Gorney

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Submitted on April 02, 2016

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Scheme AA BB XX CC DD EE E
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 640
Words 126
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 1

Jean Gorney

I wrote a poem for my daughter and new son-in-law and read it at their wedding reception in 1997. People have been encouraging me ever since. I try to write up-beat and happy poetry. My poetry has been in many anthologies, newspapers, church bulletins,etc. I won a small contest once. I self-published some small(4x5)books with about 16 poems in each that can be used as greeting cards. I include an envelope for mailing. Check them out on my FB page under Jean Magill Gorney. more…

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