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Poem: Journey of Age; Thirty-nine & Holding ~response to : "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~Week 21 by Brenda Arledge

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

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"Poem: Journey of Age; Thirty-nine & Holding ~response to : "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~Week 21 by Brenda Arledge is my response to the word prompt "Age."

I've written three poems. One tells the journey of life as we age; one is an acrostic poem about being grateful to age; and one is about thirty-nine & holding.

I hope you like them.

"Kenny Rodgers ~ In Our Old Age"

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Journey of Age

Each moment we take a breath

our journey becomes more complete,

defining our character along the way.


Our feet grow weary,

tiresome from the journey,

carrying a treasure box full of joyful memories

with heavy burdens buried deep,

crying to the heavens,

praying for one more day,

cherishing the divine,

hoping to get it right

before the final curtain calls.


No need to worry any longer,

as we move from day to day

with God’s glory blessing us,

waiting for that fateful day

when age no longer matters,

when we look young once again,

dancing on the golden streets

of heaven.

Our journey always ends with experiencing God.

It is not merely knowing about Him, not merely talking about Him, but experiencing Him.

— Light Age Masters

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Grateful To Age ~ an acrostic poem

After all is said and done

grateful for the days our feet have walked this earth

endless moments live within our hearts.

Count your age by friends, not years.

Count your life by smiles, not tears.

— John Lennon

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Thirty-nine & Holding

No dye or chemicals to adorn,

just natural highlights

the color of grey,

filtering through each lock of curls.


She doesn’t try to hide her age,

she feels perfect just the way she is,

boasting her number out loud each year.


Her parents, they’re a different story,

they stopped aging at thirty-nine,

what a good year it must have been

because she hears about it all the time.


That moment when their children

graduated from school,

celebrating their victory,

feeling like spring chickens

ready to tackle the world.

Age is a case of mind over matter.

If you don't mind, it don't matter.

— Satchel Paige

"Alan Jackson ~ The Older I Get"

© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 26, 2021:

Week 21 ~ Age...response

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 24, 2021:

My response to age

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 22, 2021:

My response to age

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 21, 2021:

Chrish

What kind of music do you like??

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 21, 2021:

Chrish

Thanks.

I'm still gonna try to find one a little more your style before too long.

Take care

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on July 21, 2021:

Awww thnks for that Ms Brenda HAHA. I love old songs as well including that one (wink) country songs, wonderful!

Here's my super Power hugs and kisses!

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on July 21, 2021:

Brenda, you're welcome.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 21, 2021:

Miebakagh

Thank you

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 21, 2021:

Lora

Thank you so much.

Trusting in God helps us get through so many paths in life.

It is a blessing to know one can reach out to him.

Glad you liked these.

Have a great day.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on July 21, 2021:

That I agree. Our best years are yet to come.

Lora Hollings on July 20, 2021:

What beautiful poems, Brenda. All of them were wonderful. But my favorite was Journey of Age. Our character does deepen as we go through life. Putting our trust in God and doing our best is the way to deal with aging. I love your quotes as well!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 20, 2021:

Response to Age

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 19, 2021:

My response to age

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 19, 2021:

Age...my response

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 18, 2021:

My response to age

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 18, 2021:

My response to age

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 17, 2021:

My response to age

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 16, 2021:

Denise

Thank you.

It is the one thing we all must do, but the alternative is looking forward to a better place when we feel bad. I guess?

Looking forward to reading everyone's work.

Have a great day or night.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 16, 2021:

Vanita

Thank you so much!

I will let her know in the morning.

Have a great day.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on July 16, 2021:

Age is a great theme since we all do it and we all have deep feelings about it, whether good or bad. However, the alternative to age isn't so great either.

Blessings,

Denise

Vanita Thakkar on July 16, 2021:

Wishing a very Happy Birthday to your mother, Brenda. Please convey our love and best regards to her.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 16, 2021:

Vanita

Thank you so much for this comment.

I'm glad you liked this one.

Have a wonderful day.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on July 16, 2021:

Brenda, okay, and goodmorning. That's kind of you.

Vanita Thakkar on July 16, 2021:

Beautiful poems, great quotes and nice videos, saying love gets better and stronger with age - .... love will never fade .... and the second one saying .... the older one gets, the better one becomes ....

I have known people who fit into the above two songs and also those who are unfortunately not that way ....

And there are some who are always good, irrespective of age, and grow better and better ....

Right attitude about aging in your article.

Loved it.

Thanks for sharing.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 15, 2021:

Miebakagh

Thanks again.

Her Birthday was today & I've been gone most of the day.

I will tell her you said Happy Birthday...thank you.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on July 15, 2021:

Brenda, you're welcome. Wishing your moma a happy 81st birth day tomorrow!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 15, 2021:

My response to age

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 15, 2021:

Bill

Thank you.

I appreciate your kind words about my writing.

Say it more, Bill...Age is mind over matter.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 15, 2021:

Miebakagh

Thank you.

Glad you liked it.

Luckily I didn't have any grey hairs at 39.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 15, 2021:

Vidya

Thank you.

My muse tried...I'm glad you appreciated the meaning inside of them.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 15, 2021:

Chrish

Thank you.

I like that first quote too...just waking up is good.

It's a great day to be alive...

Glad your father liked the videos...guess I'll have to finf something a bit more hip for you.

Haha!

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 15, 2021:

Pamela

Thank you.

I'm delighted to hear you love these poems & that part is my favorite too.

Have a great day.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 15, 2021:

I used to day that age is simply mind over matter. Now, at seventy-two, I don't say it that often. lol Loved the poems, as always! You are growing as a poet before our very eyes.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on July 15, 2021:

Brenda, I like all the three poems. The quotes are powerful and timeless. At 39 greying hair is telling us something about our limited mission here. Thanks.

VIDYA D SAGAR on July 15, 2021:

Loved the poems Brenda. So much depth and meaning in them. The quotes are inspiring and the video via good. Thanks for sharing.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on July 15, 2021:

If you don't mind, it don't matter. Absolutely!

I so l ove all these poems! The first quote, wonderful!

Here's my super power hugs Ms Brenda and a bunch of kisses and love!!!

And oh! thanks for the songs, my father like it {wink}.

Have a wonderful day ahead!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on July 15, 2021:

All three of these poems are very good, Brenda. You have clearly met your own challenge with these poems.

The quotes you chose and the videos are also very good.

I enjoyed reading your poems, and I particularly like;

"No need to worry any longer,

as we move from day to day

with God’s glory blessing us,

waiting for that fateful day

when age no longer matters,"

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 15, 2021:

John

Thank you.

I'm glad you thought my work was that good.

Sorry about the video, it's a good country & western song by Alan Jackson.

I run into that here sometimes too..

I guess Age is not limited to people...maybe its something else?

I'm sure your muse will think of something when it's ready..

Take care & have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 15, 2021:

Manatita44

Thank you.

I said fateful because it is something fate has in store for each of us..

Maybe I used the wrong word to express this meaning.

It is indeed a blessing...if we are prepared.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 15, 2021:

Rosina

Thank you.

Her birthday is today & I should be fast asleep...but I'm not.

I'll be tired, because I have plans with her & must wake up before too late.

Glad you liked these.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 15, 2021:

Chitrangada

Thank you for your lovely words.

I'm glad you liked these.

Have a great day.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on July 15, 2021:

I love all these poems, Brenda. You really set a high standard for us all to follow. Great job. I can't watch the last video because it isn't available in my country. Never mind, most other readers should be able to.

manatita44 from london on July 14, 2021:

Heavy burdens ... joyful memories. Aches and pains ... the children, of course.You covered it right there. But why 'fateful? Death is a blessing too, no? Smile.

Excellent work!!

Rosina S Khan on July 14, 2021:

I loved all your poems based on your word prompt, "Age". It's nice to know your mother will soon be 81. Long live your parents! I especially liked the quote by John Lennon. Thank you for this beautiful hub, Brenda.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on July 14, 2021:

Beautiful response to word prompt, ‘Age.’

This is the right attitude and thinking, as far as aging is concerned. I can relate to it. Nothing to hide, but only feel grateful and satisfied for the opportunities we have received so far, and a desire to give back, with whatever time is available to us.

Loved reading all three of your poems and the quotes are spot on.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful post.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 14, 2021:

Tomorrow is my Mother's 81st Birthday...I may get inspired some more

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 14, 2021:

Peggy

Thank you so much!

Have a great day tomorrow.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 14, 2021:

I absolutely love your take on aging. I am in full agreement!

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