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Before I Was Twenty
by Elaine Carey
Wednesday, June 18, 2003

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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.


 


 


 


 

Texas Bess
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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.
~Chrissie
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.
Amor
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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