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A Look Into My Own Life: A Visionary Point of View

Updated on June 24, 2016

A few more months and I'll be 44. :)

Know that you are the perfect age. Each year is special and precious, for you shall only live once. Be comfortable with growing older. ~Louise Hay
Know that you are the perfect age. Each year is special and precious, for you shall only live once. Be comfortable with growing older. ~Louise Hay | Source

Explaining My Vision

I find myself at this stage in life wondering about the future. Not so much past anymore, which is kind of refreshing. I do think about it in a reminiscence way, yet I don’t feel stressed by the things that didn’t quite work out for me there. It’s a good feeling and a great place to be most of the time.

If I get sad about anything, I get sorrowful because of uncertainty, I’m scared that what I envision for myself will not come true, because time is not on my side at this point. I’m no longer climbing the hill of age; I'm making my descent down.

This poem is about how if I keep to my vision, and if that vision actually comes true for me, then everything that I have suffered through will be worth it in the end.

Meryl Streep (A Great Example of Growing Old Gracefully)

My favorite actress in her youth.
My favorite actress in her youth. | Source
The distinguished actress and the respected older person she has become.
The distinguished actress and the respected older person she has become. | Source

Leave the Past Behind

© 2015 Missy Smith

I have mixed emotions

about growing old. I

think I’m sad if truth

be told.


One day I’m struck

with a sincere gladness

of all things conquered

through my life of what

matters.


Even so, I do see

the things I have

not accomplished.


I can’t go back; time

will not slow. I shall

never find that one

true love soul.


He does not exist, and if

he once did, I somehow

managed to miss that

wedded kiss.


The best thing I guess

for me to do, is not to

look back, the past

is the past; I shan’t

regress.

Sharing Bread Around the World

A shared meal in Morocco.
A shared meal in Morocco. | Source
Japanese cuisine
Japanese cuisine | Source
Cafe in Italy
Cafe in Italy | Source

Discovering New Lands

I tend to look ahead

through hope and faith

that I will someday live

with only happiness

and grace.


I want to travel to distant

lands, and mingle with

friends while sharing

bread.


Have conversations of

cultural tender that will

warmly embrace my

heart with a prejudice

surrender.


So cast me away, so I

can see all life’s

beautiful mysteries.

Tuscany

Source
Source

My Final Destination

Then after, give me

my final peace of

mind, and plant me

in those green valleys

and grape vines.


I'll sip red wine on my

veranda, while staring

down topiary paths

painted along a sunset

canvas.


I envision me doing

this as a distinguished

older me, who is smiling

from the gratitude God

entrusted to me.


If I make it to my dream

vision, I will have no

need to ever be sad

again.


Living in Tuscany alone

will be a most pleasing

thing, and I will die

feeling happy, free, and

most of all in complete

serenity.

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      Kai 22 months ago

      Hmm deep but intriguing.

      Well done!

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      Shaloo Walia 22 months ago

      this one is beautiful!somehow your poems remind me of my own journey. i think we might have a lot in common!

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      That's awesome swalia! We know we have the love of poetry in common for sure! :) Thank You!

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      manatita44 22 months ago from london

      What can I say, Missy? A very sincere Hub. I like that. Tuscany? I hear so much about it. I like the vision. Exciting! Nice Hub.

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      John Hansen 22 months ago from Queensland Australia

      A simply beautiful journey expressed in your wonderful poetry Missy. I hope all your dreams come true. I often dream of retiring in Tuscany...sounds good.

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      Thank you manatita44. If I'm lucky I'll find myself there in my golden years. :)

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      Thank you Jodah. It does sound like a dream, one that I hope comes true. :)

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      Frank Atanacio 22 months ago from Shelton

      the poetry is simply wonderful.. and your vision is crystal clear awesome Missy, just awesome

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      Thank you Frank. Your reviews mean so much to me. :)

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      manatita44 22 months ago from london

      I 'll pray for you. Save as and when you can. Best wishes ..

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      Of course manatita44 and thank you .

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      Christos Antonaros 22 months ago from Athens, Greece

      Good work once again. I like the symbolism even though it's a little pessimistic. I will read more tomorrow.

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      Thank you Chris. I think a lot of poetry may come off as being pessimistic, just because it's usually written from the poet's own experiences in life. It is a little deep and sad sometimes. Thanks Again!

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      Faith Reaper 22 months ago from southern USA

      I really enjoyed reading your introspective poetry here, Missy. Oh, trust me, you are not on the downhill slope, but it actually is going up, up, up!

      I, too, hope to be able to travel the world and see places unknown, especially Italy. I would not want to be by myself, although I do enjoy my alone time, but I have to fly my grands over for the summer at least : )

      Peace and blessings

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      Mel Carriere 22 months ago from San Diego California

      Never believe you are on the downward swing. As long as we are breathing we can contribute something meaningful to humanity. Great hub and poem.

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      Hey Faith Reaper, I don't particularly want to be alone, but something in me knows I will, so I think I just want to look at it as a nice place to be, and that it doesn't have to be scary or negative to be alone.

      Thanks for reading my poetry. I always enjoy your comments. :)

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      It's nice to meet you Mel Carriere. Thanks for stopping by here and reading my poem, and for such encouraging words. I'm very grateful.

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      Deb Hirt 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      I have always considered age a state of mind. So far that has come to be true. Never have I looked so forward to retirement, as I will then have time to really get down to brass tacks and have the time to finally purse what I really want to do. You may quote me on that!

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      You are such an inspiration aviannovice. Thank you for always taking time to comment and share your inspirational thoughts. :)

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      stella vadakin 22 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      You have plenty of time for all your dreams. I spent some years alone and when I stopped looking I found the right person. Life is great your poems are good keep on going.

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      I can't imagine getting a sweeter or more uplifting comment. Thank you ladyguitarpicker. :)

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