Poem in the Post

July 6, 2011

Today, I received a poem in the post.

Garvan, I drove away with this permit … enclosed piece I wrote a while back – Interested? I’m not clear about what you have in mind. Enjoyed the ‘shoot’. Somewhat of a hoot! But everyone was so professional. Will you give me a buzz? Regards to Freddy & Kevin. Monica A.

MY WAY

Now in Autumn Years
Such a good time to glance back –
Relive those moments of joy, pain, tears, laughter
Each day a precious gift –
Full of wonder and gentle surprises –
To be savoured so much more fully
Because of my own maturing.
No need to rush –
To fill each hour with sixty new experiences –
A true appreciation of ‘ordinary’ things – familiar situations.
Wines: sipped not gulped – less frequent – more fine.
Food: ‘Less’ being really ‘more’.
Friends: so valued – rarer – pure gold
Love: Everlasting …

Would I turn back the clock?
Childhood? Adolescence?
The dizzy merry-go-round of my 20’s?
The challenges of my 30s, 40s, 50s –
My more reflective 60s?

Never!

Now, being 70-something
I have come home to myself.
A new starting-point
To continue the adventure of Life’s Journey
On different levels –
within the heart of the now ‘me’
In the vastness of the universe and its tantalising mystery
The one the more immense, mysterious,
The other even more profound
Oh! How glad I am to still have the passion
To Reach for the Stars …

© Monica-Ann Dunne

Poem in the Post

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