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In Age

Updated on July 31, 2012
Day 26 - Aging from Agent Meister Source: flickr.com
Day 26 - Aging from Agent Meister Source: flickr.com
Old. Aged from ~zymon~ Source: flickr.com
Old. Aged from ~zymon~ Source: flickr.com
Aging Gracefully from Catch the dream Source: flickr.com
Aging Gracefully from Catch the dream Source: flickr.com

In Age

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


In age upon a feather down,

when life’s dust settles on softer ground,

and rapids past in crystal ponds,

reflect a shore of growing fronds.


In youth that spark of life resounds,

of age in mellow knowing bound,

to reap the joy of just reward,

of living past yet mind restored.


Of minds that speak with constant tone,

in age content and journey known,

where scars of battle are lessons learned,

and hurt and pain, understanding sewn.


When longing youth subsides with age,

in skin relents of beauty gage,

where sad and sorry bodies wane,

our minds like stone, steadfast remain.


For all the recklessness and passion in youth,

that drama of life now gone in truth,

in laurels I rest, contented I,

and watch with pride my progeny rise.


In age I am just who I am,

no false recourse, I understand,

forgiving all that I failed to be,

accepting all I’ve come to see.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Leslie; more arrive at rather than aspire to, but it has its rewards. Take care.

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      W-w-w-WOW! Those last 2 lines are like a 1, 2 punch, Tony!

      Soooo powerful! I adored every word of this! thank you for making aging look noble - almost like something to aspire to..lol

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for dropping by Sonya, glad you enjoyed my words.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Much appreciated Rahul, glad you enjoyed it.

    • Sonya L Morley profile image

      Sonya L Morley 

      6 years ago from Edinburgh

      "Forgiving all that I failed to be" is a wonderful line, great poem, voted up!

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      A beautiful poem touching the ultimate truth of life! We age and die! That is the only certain thing we can tell about ourselves. The only feeling one wants at that point of time in his life is satisfaction i.e. being content with the way he lived his life, fulfilled his responsibilities..so that he can rest in peace

      awesome, beautiful and a mesmerizing poem sir!

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