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I HAVE Earned It
by Kathy Armijo

Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I HAVE Earned It

© By Kathy Armijo


I am fifty-eight going on eighteen

There is still much left to do

Many mountains to traverse

Many dreams still to fulfill


Love the whiter hair

It gives me an air of distinction

An appearance of wisdom

Still the comic shines through


My life experiences have been many

Lining my face with a few wrinkles

‘Crows feet’ and furrows …

Badges of honor and life


Materially, it matters not

What I got

What matters is that

I am …


Blessings abound …

Memories that would overflow an ocean

Grateful for your friendship, love and caring

Plus the bounty of His love


Reminding me that

I have earned it, every wrinkle, white hair

But beware …

There is still fire in there!


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Reviewed by Morning Star 4/19/2008
Yes you have earned them lines wrinkles, they
Are sadly all part of the aging process
we may see it as getting older
I love white hair on a man they look so distinguish!
And in a woman looks so beautiful
a women are like aged wine gets better with age!
The beauty of wisdom!
We have earned it I love your final stanza!
Brilliant write!!
Peace Love and Hugesss....Morning star
Reviewed by Cryssa C 4/18/2008
Love the last stanza...
It shows spunk!
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/17/2008
If we were dating I would have been arrested for robbing the crib you poor little thing that are feeling eighteen at... (a gentleman don't say it) but those wrinkles I bet are from thousand smiles and million of laughs.

Reviewed by Jon Willey 4/16/2008
Aging faces. That is where the lines of character show through. Not in the firm, smooth skin of youthful faces. After shaiving each morning I look into the mirror and muse. I run my fingers across sixty-five years of life's journeys in the lines of my aged face. I enjoyed working to make each and every one of them. A very excellent reminder of what lines and wrinkles really represent, character.
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 4/16/2008
Very witty...blessings, Holly
Reviewed by Bonnie May 4/16/2008
You go girl, never stop getting younger, we have lots of time to enjoy what life has to offer. Loved this write. Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/16/2008
Fixing to be 49 and grateful for every year, given - wasn't expected to live at birth. :) Excellent write, Kathy!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 4/16/2008
Amen! I am one of many who likes to grow old, and eventhough I'm 29 now, I still feel 19 inside, it's a wild feeling. Beautiful poem Kathy
Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/16/2008
No doubt in my mind Kathy, your humour and passion still glow on your face like the sweet gurgling laughter of a baby.
Love this one.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 4/16/2008
Kathy, I love this...for it says what I feel!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/16/2008
I have earned my grey hairs too; I'm grateful for them because it shows that God's allowed me to live another day. Quite an accomplishment because when I was born nearly 49 years ago, they didn't expect me to live the DAY. I also nearly died on Nov. 15, 2006, when my b/p shot up. So God isn't done with me yet; and I am so glad He isn't! I'm still here, kickin'! Very good write, Kathy; you go, girl!

(You probably get around better than ME! And I'm YOUNGER! LOL)

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/16/2008
Very, very well said Kathy. Your wisdom and love of life and God shine on through. God bless you my friend.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/16/2008
From a guy eighteen years older . . . You are right, there definately "still much left to do." Hope your health will allow that to happen . . .
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 4/15/2008
Kathy you still have alot of spunk left in you and that's what counts
God Bless
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/15/2008
Wonderfully and oh so painfully true! Wear it all like a badge of honor bestowed upon you by God himself. Just remember there is still plenty of living yet to be done....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/15/2008
i LOVE the spunk here!! well written
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/15/2008
Good for you! without passion for living we only exist.
Excellent poem, Kathy!...ET

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