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Before I Was Twenty
by Elaine Carey

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Life goals and passions shift dramatically with time...

Before age twenty,

I sought to

palpate the stars,

salvage the world,

share passion with one worthy man.

By age thirty,

I strove to

raise children well,

plant gardens,

romance my husband occasionally,

go skinny-dipping,

 drop a few pounds,

By age forty,

I wanted to go to college again,

Learn from my children,

Dance in a tropical paradise

with Sam,

Lift up

young star-searchers

and world changers.

By age 50,

I hope to use all these

collected keys,

a jingling chain full of them,

to unlock the secrets

of the glittering universe,

which is more vast,

yet more available,

and more magical

than I ever dreamed

before I was twenty.





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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/21/2003
A posting of a fine poem!!
Reviewed by Christine Morell 6/19/2003
Many will relate to this excellent piece..I certainly do.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 6/19/2003
This is one of the best works I've read in a while, full of life and wisdom.
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 6/18/2003
Yes, Bess...many of us can remember these things of our heyday and relate to our goals. Well done.
Reviewed by Leysa Lowery 6/18/2003
Yes, yes, yes -- you have spoken the words of my life and heart! so truthful!

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