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Poem: Life Cycle

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Poem Summary

Life cycle is about her thinking back on her memories of the past years on the eve of her turning another year older. She knows each of her days are numbered and counts her blessings. She hopes the new day brings her new memories to treasure.

"The Impossible Dream - by Susan Boyle"

Life Cycle

She flips through the pages of her life,

dusting off a few cherished memories

she keeps on the back burner of her mind.

She knows her days are numbered,

counting her blessing with each step,

grateful for every rainbow that crosses her path

keeping her sheltered from the storms.

She looks forward to the coming day

hoping for beams of sunshine to fill her heart,

making precious treasures

she can age like a fine wine.

"Imagine - by John Lennon "



BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 06, 2020:


We all have a number but when someone has an illness they realize their number is getting closer than others.

I'm sorry you feel a little broken.

Life can do that. But you must keep going and enjoy each moment in life.

No one knows the hour their time is up.

Anything can happen at anytime.

You seem to have a cheerful disposition so I believe you have it inside you to overcome what is ailing you right now.

Have a great day Gal.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on December 06, 2020:

I know my days are numbered indeed Ms Brenda, I've been thinking about it lately maybe because I feel a little broken but no matter what i know I gotta keep moving

Another beautiful poem Ms Brenda

Lots of love from the Philippines! Enjoy the rest of the weekend

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 05, 2020:


What a lovely comment. Thank you so much.

Imagine is one of my favorite songs and I remember the very day Susan Boyle sang that song...she is amazing.

She teaches us a valuable lesson that it is never too late to go for one's dreams.

Have a great Christmas season.

Alyssa from Ohio on December 05, 2020:

What a beautiful, uplifting poem Brenda! With each passing year, I find myself looking forward to the lessons and opportunities that lie ahead. I also enjoyed the videos you shared. Susan Boyle has a gorgeous voice and Imagine is one of my all time favorites!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 05, 2020:


Thank you.

I hope looking back through the pages of life makes you smile.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 05, 2020:


Thank you so much!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 05, 2020:


If the wine is aged to perfection...it matters not where it comes from. Lol!

Thank you for your hopeful desire of roses.

Have a nice day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 05, 2020:


Thank you so much for your kind words.

Have a wonderful day!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on December 05, 2020:

This poem is about where I am at in my life, so I really enjoyed reading it. Your song choice was good also. Thank, Brenda.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on December 05, 2020:

Beautiful thoughts about life, and it’s various phases. As we age, we have a tendency to look back at the cherished memories of the past. An appropriate one for your birthday. Each day is a blessing, and full of new opportunities.

Happy Birthday and wish you lots of happiness on your special day and always.

Thank you for sharing.

manatita44 from london on December 05, 2020:

Age like a fine wine. From Paris or Tuscany? Lol. Looking through the pages of life ... of memories, are a pretty regular one. Hope that there's mostly roses. Much Love.

Liz Westwood from UK on December 05, 2020:

This is an image packed and meaningful poem. You tackle a subject that will resonate with readers as we journey through life.

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