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

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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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