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Someone Said Aging (Poem)

Chitrangada likes to express herself by writing fiction and poetry. Her writing reflects her mood and is inspired by the beauty of nature.

Get inspired by the life cycle of the flowers. Age is just a number.

Get inspired by the life cycle of the flowers. Age is just a number.

Someone Said Aging —Poem

Someone said aging!

Those grey strands on my head,

Don't they tell the story,

Of the beautiful years gone by.

Someone said, wrinkles!

Those fine lines on my face,

Don’t they represent an era each,

Of my wonderful life.

Someone said, dark circles!

Those dark circles around my eyes,

Don’t they resemble fine brush strokes,

By the artist, who is above us all.

Someone said, the creases!

Those fine lines around my neck,

Don’t they highlight my experiences,

My submissions and my struggles.


Someone said, retire and sit back!

But I feel more enthusiastic,

I love, laugh, smile, dream,

Like I always used to do,

Rather in a more matured way.


I love those signs and symbols,

They give me a feeling of gratitude,

And a deep sense of satisfaction,

They remind me, of my worthwhile life.

Flowers have a very short span of life. But they make lives beautiful.

Flowers have a very short span of life. But they make lives beautiful.

© 2019 Chitrangada Sharan

Comments

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 16, 2021:

Thank you Devika, for reading and appreciating. I am glad that you liked it.

I agree with you that no one can escape aging, and we should embrace it gracefully.

Like you, I have also missed many posts from fellow writers, as they don’t appear on my feed.

Have a wonderful weekend. Thank you so much.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on July 16, 2021:

Beautiful poem. I enjoyed reading and but somehow had missed this one. I believe that aging is part of our lives and we can't escape it. Instead of trying to be what we once was look at ourselves of whom we have become. Wiser, more beautiful and a pure souls

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 15, 2021:

Hello Tuli!

Good to read your comments, and I am glad that you liked the poem and the message!

Nice quote about the wrinkles!

Thank you for reading and appreciating!

Tulii Banerjee from Kolkata on July 15, 2021:

An excellent poem about aging. Yes, I also believe that age is just a number. Thank you for sharing this wonderful poem. "Wrinkles will only go where the smiles have been"(J. Buffet)

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 15, 2021:

Hello Chrish!

Your comments always make me smile. Thank you for the positive thoughts and energy, which you share with others. God bless you.

I am glad that you liked my poem and my views about aging.

Thank you so much. Wish you a happy day.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 15, 2021:

Thank you EK Jadoon, for reading and appreciating the poem. I am glad that you liked it.

Take care and have a good day. Thank you.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on July 15, 2021:

An awesome day Ms Sharan!!!!

You executed the poem beautifully while you teach us the right way of accepting the aging process, which all can relate. Awesome!

Here's my power hugs and a bunch of love hope you always felt the squeeze !!!!!!!!!

EK Jadoon from Abbottabad Pakistan on July 15, 2021:

Fantastic poem, Chitrangada. I enjoyed reading it. You have explained the aging process beautifully.

Stay safe and healthy...

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 15, 2021:

Hello Peggy!

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this topic. I do agree with you that we must celebrate the signs of aging, rather than being self conscious about them.

Aging is a natural process, which no one can escape. We should embrace it gracefully.

Thank you so much for reading and commenting.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 15, 2021:

Hello Denise!

Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and I agree with you. With age, comes experience, and that should be respected.

Appreciate your kind visit and comments. Thank you so much.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 15, 2021:

Thank you M G Singh Ji, for reading and commenting.

You are so right—There is so much to do- -.

Appreciate your kind comments. Thank you so much.

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

I loved your poem about aging. Yes, we deserve to celebrate our grey hair, wrinkles, etc. It is the natural course of things.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on July 14, 2021:

Those symbols mean you have the experience of years and the wisdom that comes no other way. Those symbols should be better respected and sought after than the fashion magazines seek young models!

Blessings,

Denise

MG Singh emge from Singapore on July 14, 2021:

Chitra , this is a lovely poem. Ageing has to be accepted. But whatever life we have there is so much to do. Thanks for sharing.

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

Thank you Vidya Ji, for your kind words of appreciation.

We all have to age, and we should accept this fact gracefully.

Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts. Much appreciated.

Rosina S Khan on July 14, 2021:

Yes, age is just a number, Chitrangada. We should be grateful for a life well-lived, and those signs and symbols just remind us of that. Beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing.

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

Thank you Manatita, for your positive and encouraging words of appreciation. It means a lot. Glad you liked my response.

Have a blessed day. Thank you so much.

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

Hello Brenda!

What a beautiful interpretation of the poem by you!

We all have to age. No one can escape from it. Then, why not embrace it gracefully, and enjoy this important phase of life!

Thanks for reading and posting the link in your article. I am glad that you liked it.

Have a wonderful day.

VIDYA D SAGAR on July 14, 2021:

Best poem Chitrangada. Your poem brings out all the characterstics of aging gracefully and being happy about a life well lived. An excellent response to Brenda's word prompt. Thanks for sharing.

manatita44 from london on July 14, 2021:

Beautiful! Beautiful, Chitrangada ji and some immaculate flowers at the end. A 'youthful' write! Chuckle. You're getting even better!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on July 13, 2021:

Chitrangada,

Your poem, "Someone Said Aging" shows us those characteristics that make one special.

The strands of grey hair, those wrinkles and dark circles may be there but they show a life well lived.

One might have fine lines around his neck but as one ages it clearly shows he has had life experience.

Others say one should retire when he simply wants to keep dreaming & enjoying each day embracing the laughter.

Each one of those signs of aging gives one a deep sense of satisfaction.

He has lived a worthwhile life.

This is a wonderful poem reminding us not to worry about our physical age and just enjoy each moment.

Knowing that those are only signs of a life well lived.

I will post a link in the word prompt article.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on July 13, 2021:

Hi Brenda!

In response to the word prompt—Age. One of my earlier published poems.

Thank you.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 23, 2020:

Thank you Harish Ji, for your encouraging words of appreciation.

I am glad that you liked it. It’s important to remain positive and enthusiastic, as we grow older. Due to the breaking away of the joint family system, and the children leaving homes early for their education and jobs, it is wise to engage ourselves in constructive activities, in the later part of our lives. Otherwise life becomes tough and lonely. I keep myself busy throughout the day, in something or the other and I am happy about it, and even my children feel good.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Always a pleasure to read your feedback.

Thank you.

Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on January 23, 2020:

A beautiful rendering indeed ! You have shown aging so graceful in this poem. I have seen many old guys who always remain in an enthusiastic mode, and they enjoy their life cracking jokes and singing songs.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 24, 2019:

Thank you Suchismita, for reading and commenting. I am glad that you liked the poem and the theme. Much appreciated.

Yes, age is just a number. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Suchismita pradhan on December 24, 2019:

I always believe age is just a number and our experience your poem depicts that well.beautifully written.Thanks for sharing.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 24, 2019:

Thank you Rebecca, for reading and appreciating the poem. I am glad that you liked the theme of the poem.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on December 22, 2019:

What a beautiful poem! Simply breathtaking in meaning and symbolism.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 10, 2019:

Thank you Umesh Chandra Bhatt Ji , for your kind visit and comments.

Glad you liked the poem and it’s theme. Thank you for appreciating.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on December 08, 2019:

Nice poem. Surely the physical signs of maturations on our face and body are the pleasant effects of aging and are not be taken in an adverse way.

Thanks for posting.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 23, 2019:

Thank you for visiting again, Luis G Asuncion.

You are too young to talk about aging. May be the stress, you are facing in your life, makes you think in such a way.

A good option is to keep yourself busy, in constructive ways. Writing is therapeutic and I am sure, you would enjoy it. You can never feel lonely, if you read and write.

Thank you and all the best.

Luis G Asuncion from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 22, 2019:

It is just like, I am also aging at the age 42. I am not that old, however because of some stress, I consider myself as aging too. I better read more poems in order to distress of my stress that I have.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 21, 2019:

Thank you for your kind words of appreciation. Glad you liked the poem and the theme.

Thanks for the follow. Have a good day.

Luis G Asuncion from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 21, 2019:

Nice poem. Full of emotions. Thanks for posting.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 16, 2019:

Thank you Nithya, for your positive comments.

Yes, age is just a number. It’s all in the mind. Life is precious and we must enjoy each moment. There is so much to do, till we are here.

Thanks for reading and appreciating.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on November 16, 2019:

Lovely, beautifully expressed. Age is just a number, being young is in the spirit.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 07, 2019:

Thank you so much Devika, for sharing your thoughts.

I am glad that you liked the poem and it’s theme. Yes, we should accept aging and age gracefully.

Thank you and good day to you.

Devika Primic on November 06, 2019:

I enjoyed reading and words are greatly expressed in aging. Age gets people down but your poetry allows one to enjoy age.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 05, 2019:

Thank you Susan, for appreciating.

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on November 05, 2019:

Beautiful!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 05, 2019:

Thank you Suchismita, for reading and commenting on this poem. Glad that you liked it. Much appreciated.

Thanks for the follow as well.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 05, 2019:

Thank you so much Shannon, for your kind visit and lovely comments.

I feel so good that many of my writer friends, feel the same way about aging, as I do. Just be happy, relaxed and feel proud of your signs and symbols of aging.

Many thanks for your appreciation of the poem. Have a good day.

Suchismita Pradhan from India on November 05, 2019:

Very thoughtful piece of poetry

Shannon Henry from Texas on November 04, 2019:

What a beautiful piece of poetry this is. I'm glad it came up in my newsfeed tonight. Seems like it's been a while since I've read one of your poems. My kids like to tease me. They claim that I've got some gray hair. Maybe a few strands, but I don't really notice much. LOL....I always said when I was younger that I will not dye my hair when it turns. My mom's mother used to have long hair and I thought it was gorgeous. Mine is usually long so I thought I'd like it that way. We shall see. Right now, I'm just tired of blonde and am thinking of going brunette for a while. LOL. Anyway, this poetry is joyful and reflects a life well-lived.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 04, 2019:

Thank you so much Tamara, for your kind words of appreciation. It’s a pleasure to read your comments.

Have a blessed day.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 04, 2019:

So well said, Paula. It’s a wonderful feeling, to take control of our own happiness. I can relate to your words.

Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts. Much appreciated.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 04, 2019:

Thank you Marc Hubs, for sharing your thoughts on this poem. I agree with you that as we age, we become more mature in our thinking, less anxious, and if I can say so, a little wiser in handling the issues of life.

It’s a pleasure to connect with you on FB.

Thank you for reading and appreciating the poem. Have a good day.

Tamara Yancosky from Uninhabited Regions on November 03, 2019:

Chitrangada, this is a lovely poem and explains aging beautifully. ♥️

Suzie from Carson City on November 02, 2019:

Chitrangada....How lovely and so true. This is a wonderful outlook for all of us who have reached this "level" in our lives. Aging is an attitude and we control our own happiness. Thank you! Peace, Paula

Marc Hubs from United Kingdom on November 02, 2019:

Great concept and poem. It made me think about aging in a different way. Someone once said to be that reaching each birthday is like going up one level in life just as you would in a computer game. One thing I do like about aging is that we become wiser and more knowledgeable as we grow older.

Thanks for connecting with me on Facebook too.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 02, 2019:

Thank you so much Peggy for your appreciation of the poem and it’s theme.

We shouldn’t feel self conscious about the outward signs of aging. Rather, we should feel blessed to be more experienced with age.

Thanks for reading and commenting on this poem.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 02, 2019:

Thanks Manatita, for your kind words of appreciation.

Yes, acceptance of age with gratitude, is important. We should thank the Almighty and consider each day as his blessings.

Great to read your comments after a long time. Hope you are doing fine.

Thanks for sharing your your wonderful thoughts.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 01, 2019:

Aging is inevitable and your lovely poem shows beautiful acceptance of the outward signs of a life well-lived. I really like this poem of yours.

manatita44 from london on November 01, 2019:

Sweeeeet!!! A wonderful and upbeat piece of poetry and a shout for the acceptance of where we are and who we are. Put together in a simple and succinct way. Om Shanti, my Didiji.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 01, 2019:

Thank you so much Prantika, for your lovely comments!

You have so well expressed the theme of the poem. I am glad that you can relate to this. I am happy to see that most of the people think in the same way, as I do. In the end, what matters is that you should be satisfied that I did well, with no regrets. Aging is inevitable and we should accept it gracefully and with gratitude.

I love sharing my thoughts through my poems. Most of them are spontaneous. It’s good to know that you like my poems.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Much appreciated.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 01, 2019:

Thanks Abitha, for reading and appreciating the poem. Glad that you liked it.

Thanks for sharing your valuable thoughts.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 01, 2019:

Thank you Audrey, for your valuable and thoughtful comments!

You are right that as we age, we should use our experience for the benefit of others. Adding some happiness in their life, sharing our life stories to ease their anxieties for the future, are some of the ways, we can help the younger people.

There can’t be anything more satisfying than serving others or to make others smile.

Thank you so much. It’s always a pleasure to read your thoughts.

Prantika Samanta from Kolkata, India on October 30, 2019:

It is an amazing poem and I am proud of my wrinkles, dark circles, gray hair, creases, in fact each sign that indicates I am aging. Yes, the body is aging, it's a machine that is getting old, or the organs are getting closer to its expiry date. But all these have made me realized I have endured a lot, never said quit, waited patiently, fought, started each day with same enthusiasm, and dealt the pains gracefully. In the process, few things happened to me while somethings were not meant for me. But I have learned to let go and lead life gracefully. My emotions relate to each word of your poem. Rightly said,

"And a deep sense of satisfaction,

They remind me, of my worthwhile life."

Well said and have expressed your feelings very well. I have become an admirer of your poems.

Abitha from Chennai, Tamilnadu on October 30, 2019:

Lovely poem, Chitrangada. There are indeed great rewards to be reaped with aging. Beautifully expressed as usual!

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on October 29, 2019:

Our attitude about aging can affect how we age. When we arrive at a certain age we're blessed with opportunities to serve others. Donating our time to read to children, run errands for the disabled, sharing our life's stories with young people...so many ways to be of value to others.

I love this poem! Thank you for sharing these beautiful thoughts. You are such a lovely soul.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 29, 2019:

Thank you Cynthia, for your lovely comments and adding those beautiful lines—Such true sentiments.

Yes, as we age, the sense of gratitude grows, there is satisfaction in the mind and the heart is full of love, always ready to give.

Thanks dear friend, for always being supportive of my work.

Cynthia Zirkwitz from Vancouver Island, Canada on October 29, 2019:

Chitrangada Sharan-

This is a lovely piece-- reminds me of Lord Byron's last lines from 'She Walks in Beauty:

The smiles that win, the tints that glow,

But tell of days in goodness spent,

A mind at peace with all below,

A heart whose love is innocent!

May you continue on in such sweetness and gratitude!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 29, 2019:

Thank you so much Sean, for your kind words of appreciation for the poem!

Aging is inevitable and I do believe that we must accept our age gracefully and with gratitude. Each day is a blessing and everything we achieve in our lives is by the grace of the Almighty.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this poem.

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on October 26, 2019:

A fantastic poem, my dear sister! Amazing! An ode to life! Thank you for this unique gift.

Aging in Love is living the true life!

Sean

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 26, 2019:

Thank you Linda, for reading and appreciating the poem. I am glad that you liked the theme of the poem.

Wish you a happy weekend.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 26, 2019:

I agree with you, Liz Westwood. With age comes experience and that should be respected.

Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts.

Have a great day.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 26, 2019:

Thank you so much Lora Hollings, for your thoughtful comments.

Yes, we earn these signs and symbols and thus it should give us a feeling of satisfaction. As they say, age is just a number.

Thank you my friend for endorsing the thoughts expressed in the poem.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 26, 2019:

Well expressed MsDora!

You inspire me with your valuable thoughts. Thanks for reading and appreciating the poem.

Happy weekend to you.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on October 26, 2019:

You've shared a lovely poem and beautiful photos, Chitrangada. I love your thoughts about aging!.

Liz Westwood from UK on October 25, 2019:

This is a very thoughtful, encouraging and positive poem. It could be used to challenge the views of anyone with a tendency to discriminate according to age.

Lora Hollings on October 25, 2019:

Beautiful poem! Yes, we all age and wrinkles, creases, and lines appear. But, they can also be signs of a life well lived and reaching an age of maturity and wisdom that we have acquired through the years. I believe just like that remarkable song," Young at Heart," It is your mindset that matters and your spirituality not your chronological age. I love your message! Thanks for sharing.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on October 25, 2019:

Thank you for this poem to which I joyfully relate. Gray hair, wrinkles, creases, I have them all along with the gratitude for living long enough to own them. Beautiful expressions!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 25, 2019:

Thank you so much Bill, for your valuable comments.

Badges of honour—you really added more value to the poem. Must tell you here that, you are an inspiration as far as aging is concerned.

Thank you so much.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 25, 2019:

Thank you so much Ericdierker, for being my friend. You are right; we have been friends, since I started my journey at HubPages. You have always been supportive and my heartfelt gratitude for that.

I am glad you liked the poem. You are young at heart and it’s natural to behave young in that case. I believe the children love it, in case of their parents.

Thank you and have a good day.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 25, 2019:

Thank you Lorna Lamon, for appreciating the views expressed in the poem!

I really mean it and feel good about the way things have happened in my life. I have tried to do my best and that gives me a feeling of satisfaction and also hope for the rest of my life.

Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts. Good day to you.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 25, 2019:

Thank you John, for appreciating the poem!

I am glad that you liked the theme of the poem. It’s a pleasure to interact with like minded people and you are one of them.

Thank you so much and good day to you.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 25, 2019:

Thank you FlourishAnyway, for your thoughtful comments. I agree with you that it’s a blessing to experience this significant stage of life.

Many thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts. Much appreciated.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 25, 2019:

Thank you BRENDA ARLEDGE, for reading and appreciating the poem.

Glad you liked it. Yes, aging is a natural process, and those who experience it are the fortunate ones.

Thank you so much. Have a good day.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 25, 2019:

Thanks a lot Louise Powles, for reading and sharing your thoughts on this poem.

Much appreciated. Thank you and good day.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 25, 2019:

Worthwhile life indeed. They are your badges of honor, signifying a life well-lived. Lovely poem!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on October 25, 2019:

Chitrangada, And we have been friends through these wonderful aging years. Sometimes in that I have a tendency to be too young for my age, I check out a mirror to check out lines and creases. I like them. My children not so much.

Thanks here.

Lorna Lamon on October 25, 2019:

Such a wonderful and uplifting poem. So much truth in your words about aging and how we should value each wrinkle.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 24, 2019:

Beautifully expressed, Chitrangada, and what a wonderful attitude to aging. I couldn't agree more.

FlourishAnyway from USA on October 24, 2019:

What a wonderful poem and attitude towards this life chapter. It should be valued as many do not have the opportunity to reach their mature years.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 24, 2019:

So honest and true. Nothing to fear by Aging...it is a glorious wonder.

Enjoyed the read.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on October 24, 2019:

That is a lovely poem. It is true, as we get older the lines and creases on our bodies tell a story.

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