Wednesday, January 18, 2012

3WW: Downhill, Freak, Sliver

Downhill, Freak, Sliver

I sleep later
now that I am
on the downhill
side of life.

Most mornings
I miss the sun
coloring with her
orange crayon.

I awake to watery
yellow and sigh,
but I don't freak
anymore about my age.

I'm letting retirement
carry me along
like a leaf
floating by

in our canal,
buoyant
in the swelling
tides.

I close my eyes,
feel the sun,
and enjoy this last
sliver of time.

18 comments:

Laurie Kolp said...

Great use of the words... lovely poem...I especially like stanzas 4 and 5.

Writer's Daybook said...

For some retirement requies adjustments. It sounds like you have accepted them gracefully. Lovely poem.

Anya Padyam said...

Loved the use of words-painted a really bright picture

mine was on similar lines, but less cheery :(

Sheilagh Lee said...

great use of the prompts and very poignant

Rallentanda said...

Beautiful gentle resignation. I enjoyed this.

oldegg said...

You are lucky to be so relaxed I am kicking and screaming as I go! The poem however was beautiful.

Angel said...

Lovely use of the words and great outlook on retirement.

Monica Manning said...

A beautiful use of the words! My mother will love this.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Take it slowly. Enjoy it. Thank you.

Janet Lingel Aldrich said...

Sweet... a lady aging gracefully and peacefully.

jaerose said...

Down hill into a beautiful valley of green and treasures..I hope..I love the crayon sun..I imagine how you gave them to your students..beautiful write..Jae

Daydreamertoo said...

It's a great way to live, isn't it. This was a lovely read from start to end. Beautiful paint of words.

Wayne Pitchko said...

really like what you did with the 3 words....nicely done Linda

Wander said...

This is a very good poem! thank you for it...

http://wanderwithoutbeinglost.blogspot.com/2012/01/its-only.html

Mendur said...

Very nice. Makes me long for retirement ... but not yet.

Denise Moncrief said...

Ah, I wish I could wake on my own. Retirement is a few more years away. Nice use of the prompts. Love the imagery.

miss pie said...

yes, i love this moving on with little worries.... and the sun and time tells the story....

Il neige sur Li├Ęge said...

Vivid a vision you paint with words to strike a chord deep within...

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