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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.


 


 


 


 

Texas Bess

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

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