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Attaining The Golden Years
by MaryGrace Patterson

Monday, March 21, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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They say I've reached my golden years. I just haven't found them yet and wonder if I ever will...


My hair has turned to silver.
Wrinkles crease my brow.
My sight is not as good,
and I wear glasses now!

My joints are stiff with arthritis
and I hobble when I get up to greet a new day.
After awhile, I can walk
in an ordinary way.

I have a hearing aide now,
so I won't miss a word that's said.
I always take it out
when it's time to go to bed.

Some times I'll take a nap
at the most unexpected times,
But whose to say I can't ,
the choice is really mine.

Old age has its merits,
which I've found are very few.
They say these are my golden years,
but I'm not quite sure that's true .

Most days bring new challenges
and I meet them with hope renewd,
that I can keep on living ,
doing the best I can do.

Dispite all the things that are wrong with me,
I remain young at heart.
That's something which remains
with in and seldom does depart.

Live life to it's fullest and enjoy
the dawning of each new day.
One never knows what will happen , along life's unpredictable way.
....

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Reviewed by Richard Orey 10/6/2013
Now, at age 80, I'm more excited than ever to greet each new day.
As soon as our national economy recovers, I'm gonna cash in all that gold they say I've accumulated in my senior years and head for a casino. Hope I don't sleep through the event.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 3/25/2011
Like they say, you are as young as you feel and your sense of humor is intact. That is a huge part of staying young. Patrick
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 3/24/2011
i can relate! i especially like the final stanza
Reviewed by JMS Bell 3/24/2011
THIS WRITING PORTRAYS THE BEAUTY OF 'ATTAINING THE GOLDEN YEARS'...FOR IT TAKES TIME TO REACH THE PLATUE OF WISDOM WHERE ONE CAN SAY...'I TAKE PLEASURE IN THE LITTLE THINGS, WHICH MAKE MY LIFE MORE COMPLETE, I'M EVERY MINDFUL OF MY LORD, AND HOW HIS LOVE TOUCHES ME'. I WILL KEEP THIS, MARYGRACE AND THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING THIS SO WELL DONE WORK. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Jerry Aragon Ph.D (Phunny humor Doctor) 3/23/2011
MaryGrace;

I like this piece. Two of the most important things in the world, is to remain young at heart; and to take pleasure in the little things in life. I think we're all too busy acquiring a materialistic junk yard, that we'll all have to get rid of sooner or later. And, then we think it's not worth what we think it was worth. Living life to the fullest is important, too.

Jerry Aragon/The Humor Doctor
Reviewed by Deborah Tornillo 3/23/2011
MaryGrace - This is wonderful and so true. You have a positive attitude which keeps you young at heart.

God Bless You,
Deborah
Reviewed by Donna Chandler 3/23/2011
Simple, true words written in a beautiful rhythm.

Donna
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 3/22/2011
Much to tink about in this splendid writing, MaryGrace.
God Bless You and Your Hubby too.
Tony
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 3/22/2011
MaryGrace, You have a beautiful outlook of life, which is full of so many up and downs, truly an inspiration~
Christine
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/22/2011
Know some of the signs all too well: arthritis, hearing problems, vision problems, more disability ... but I am grateful to be alive! Wonderful write, MG; still praying for you~!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/22/2011
Very well done, MaryGrace.
Reviewed by John Domino 3/22/2011
We have so much to be thankful for. May God Bless you with the Best of health for you and your entire family.

Yours in the Love of Jesus Christ,

Amen!
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 3/22/2011
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!! MAY GOD HELP YOU, DEAR MaryGrace!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by John Flanagan 3/21/2011
Such an honest write, MaryGrace,
straight and true on how things are
and i hear and feel and know every line
and thought;
don't forget the pre-nap naps, they're the business!
Take care and stay strong, Golden Girl.

John
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 3/21/2011
Beautiful MaryGrace thank you for sharing
In Christs Love
Michelle~
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/21/2011
Dispite all the things that are wrong with me,
I remain young at heart.
Thats something which remains
with in and does not depart

And such are the key and the wisdom that you share here, MaryGrace. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Regis



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