Thursday, January 18, 2018

Age is a Quality of Mind


Age is a quality of mind.
If you've left your dreams behind,
If Hope is cold,
If you no longer look ahead,
If your ambition's fires are dead.
Then you are old.

But if from Life you take the best,
In Life you keep the zest,
If Love you hold,
No matter how the years go by,
No matter how the birthdays fly,
You are not old.


AUTHOR: Edward Tuck
ART: Chattertons Lullaby courtesy of James Browne

Today I am feeling young . . . how about you?

Hope you are all having a wonderful week!
Hugs,
X

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful poem :D
    I have this strange feeling of being young and old at the same time. I feel like I'm 16 years old, but when I talk to peers I sometimes feel like I have learned more from life. :P

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    1. Thanks Lise. :) I can understand that, feeling young and having life learned knowledge is a good thing.
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  2. This was a rather timely reminder with my birthday coming up. Thank you for posting this. Today, I feel a bit old actually. My body is not as supple as it used to be.

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    1. Oh my Alasse you are sounding old beyond your years today. Hopefully tomorrow brings more youth to the table!
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  3. What a great way to look at age, after all it's just a number isn't it! I always am shocked when I think of how old I am, I forget, in my head I believe I'm young! Forever Young!! Oh no, now I'll be singing that song all evening! ;)
    xxx

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    1. I like to think so Sharon. My brain feels young all the time, very little different to when I was in my twenties, but the sagging body gives my age away. LOL! Singing is not a bad thing, it keeps one happy. :)
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  4. Cute poem. Today I am very tired and I feel like I am one hundred. I am sure tomorrow morning I will wake up and I will feel like I am sixteen!

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    1. Thanks Sam. Sounds like you're ready for bed. Don't worry tomorrow will be another day . . . for some reason, I am thinking of Annie . . . tomorrow, tomorrow! :)
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  5. Lovely poem. :) I'm doing good, I feel like I'm happier and better as myself the older I get. I wouldn't want to go back to being young again. ^__^ Have a nice day! Hugs.

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    1. Thank you Xaya. I agree with you, age does have some benefits. However, wouldn't it be nice to know what you know now and have the body of a 20 year old.
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  6. I think the time someone gets "older" you kind of realize that age is really just an number that gets defined by your heart. Beautiful poem - I really enjoy your poem and inspirational post. So thank you for sharing! hugs <3

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    1. You're right Rachel, I'm certainly not a youngster anymore, but I feel young at heart. I'm glad you are enjoying the poems. :)
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