Any Age

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2017 Chapbook Challenge – Day 14
Two-for-Tuesday:  Write a sonnet or other traditional form poem and/or
write an anti-sonnet or anti-traditional form poem.

I look back with nostalgia at childhood
memories, wearing rose-colored glasses.
Life recalled in black and white photos, I see
only the smiles in snapshot flashes.

Was there no hurt or sadness in younger years,
when pressure was greatest to conform,
when a slight from a friend could elicit tears?
Each age has its own unique uniform.

There is no harm in musing ’bout the past
as long as your mind does not become anchored
like a ship stuck in a quicksand morass.
As luck would have it, there are more years to conquer.

Each day another memory is made.
Walk with elation on life’s promenade.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Any Age

  1. Kathleen says:

    This one put a smile on my face.


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