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

Updated on April 14, 2020
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Missy is a unique writer who enjoys inviting her readers into her thoughts through her poetry and other topics of discussion.  

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

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


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


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


Have conversations of

cultural tender that will

warmly embrace my

heart with a prejudice


So cast me away, so I

can see all life’s

beautiful mysteries.



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


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


Living in Tuscany alone

will be a most pleasing

thing, and I will die

feeling happy, free, and

most of all in complete


© 2015 Missy Smith


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