WEDNESDAY WRITING PROMPT

Written for Vintage Point: https://jamiededes.com/2020/04/15/vintage-point-a-poem-and-your-next-wednesday-writing-prompt/

This week we focus on maturity. What is the value-added as years go by?  You don’t have to be “old” or “elderly” to respond to this prompt. You have more years under your belt today than every before. So share your thoughts in your poem/s and

  • please submit your poem/s by pasting them into the comments section and not by sharing a link
  • please submit poems only, no photos, illustrations, essays, stories, or other pros

As I have aged…

As I have aged I have learned so many things… 

I remember wondering how my nightgown made real sparks in the dark of a summer night. 

I remember wondering how berries knew to grow on the same bushes every year. 

I remember wondering how I would ever live without my parents, even if I got married. 

I remember wondering how anyone could afford to buy a car. 

I remember wondering how my mail could get to another country in a few days. 

As I have aged I have learned to love things… 

Being a mother 

Being a giver, not a taker 

Being a friend 

Being kind 

Being smart 

Being happy 

Being thankful. 

As I have aged I have learned to hate things…. 

Losing loved ones  

Lives ending 

Sadness 

Sickness 

War 

Aging is all about learning.  

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