Facing Aging




What is gracefully growing old?

Does this means fitting the mold

Standing aside to watch others play

Or killing my voice to end my say

Is it dressing gaudy or glam

Or is it doing as less as I can?

Sitting by the window and stare

Refusing to come out and share

Does it mean acting my age

shunning the center stage.

Joining a good book congregration

For prayer and salvation.

Shall I pen my will,

lay down and keep still?

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8 Comments for “Facing Aging”

Anisa Claire


Great poem, Claudine. Definitely gets you thinking. This actually could be for as we age, but even just an ‘in the moment’ thought or who we are as people.



Damn, girl! Whatever we do as we experience this glorious time of aging, let us NOT “lay down and keep still”!!! Our voice can still be heard. Our songs can still be sung! We may not be so flamboyant about it as in our youth, but experience brings wisdom. Shutting down brings on death. Who needs to be graceful, anyway? LOL

Raymond Tobaygo


Good afternoon, Claudine

Being one year shy of seventy, I can readily identify with the choices and opportunities one is presented with during their ‘The Golden Years.’

Well done.

Take care and stay safe,


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