Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I quit the chase.

The chase went on, but I quit. It went too fast for me... sliding down the hill. Vanity is what it is...but no more for me, my wrinkles are here to stay.

Here's a poem by Maya Angelou, describing herself...

On Aging

When you see me sitting quietly,
Like a sack left on the shelf,
Don't think I need your chattering.
I'm listening to myself.
Hold! Stop! Don't pity me!
Hold! Stop your sympathy!
Understanding if you got it,
Otherwise I'll do without it!

When my bones are stiff and aching
And my feet won't climb the stair,
I will only ask one favor:
Don't bring me no rocking chair.

When you see me walking, stumbling,
Don't study and get it wrong.
'Cause tired don't mean lazy
And every goodbye ain't gone.
I'm the same person I was back then,
A little less hair, a little less chin,
A lot less lungs and much less wind.
But ain't I lucky I can still breathe in.

4 comments:

nini said...

nope, too early ... that's premature quitting...

this is a nice poem, thanks for sharing.

nini

Mari said...

Ha ha...okay, I'm not quitting, but I give up. I'll grow old gracefully.

vk said...

really, it´s a reality....

very nice poem,,,,,like happens to me too.....

thanks

Mari said...

vk, it happens to all of us, there's no escaping it. LOL

Thanks for coming.