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    Valkyrie
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Poems for Sunday - 1. Sometimes

Sometimes

I embrace the gray and give a middle finger to the sky

as I dance in the rain. 

Other times, I scowl at the stranger in the mirror,

remembering less pounds and wrinkles;

sleepless nights easily remedied with an extra cup or two of coffee

the next morning at work.

Now caffeine is the cause of insomnia instead of the cure.

I stopped shaving years ago and don’t give a shit

when it makes other people uncomfortable.

There was a time when I would have been mortified. 

I may have celebrated fifty anniversaries of my birth,

But that doesn’t mean I’m old.

Instead, I’ve decided life is just beginning. 

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On 9/15/2022 at 2:45 AM, Gary L said:

V thoughtful. With the countdown to retirement starting I have to decide, your key word here, for me.  Nice work mr V

Thank you so much!  I always like it when my poems make people think. 

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On 9/15/2022 at 4:39 PM, Parker Owens said:

Embracing the gray is a wonderful way to put it. I like this. 

Thank you :)  I'm glad that line spoke to you.  

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22 hours ago, Headstall said:

You go, Gurl! Compared to me you are still pooping yellow. :P  Love this poem, Val. Sometimes we have to give aging the finger and carry on... if we open our eyes in the morning, we're winning. :yes: 

:gikkle:  Thanks, Gary.  I'm glad you liked it.  I hope we keep on winning for decades to come :hug:  

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22 hours ago, drsawzall said:

When I was reminded I could remember when dirt was rocks, I decided it was time to live as the boy in my head wanted to!!!

:yes:  I feel like I want to cheer right now :gikkle:  

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6 hours ago, northie said:

Given being at ease with myself is a comparatively recent phenomenon, I wholeheartedly agree you, Val. Grow old (dis)gracefully as you choose.  🤨😄

If only we knew then what we know now... Given the choice, I choose disgracefully! :P  

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It seemed like I had one of those days more often as I got older, but like you stated, there comes a point when you just don't give a shit any more.  Thanks for that little trip down memory lane for me.   

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Aditus

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Yep, you're doing this the right way, for example by writing a poem  and tell us how you think about this. Love it!

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12 hours ago, Bill W said:

It seemed like I had one of those days more often as I got older, but like you stated, there comes a point when you just don't give a shit any more.  Thanks for that little trip down memory lane for me.   

I'm glad you were able to relate to this poem.  Thanks for reading and commenting! 

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6 hours ago, Aditus said:

Yep, you're doing this the right way, for example by writing a poem  and tell us how you thing about this. Love it!

:hug:  :kiss:  Thank you!  You helped make it better. 

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7 minutes ago, W_L said:

Awesome, I like the positive body image poetry :) 

Thank you! 

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I hate the stranger in the mirror too, but fifty isn't old. I think it's reasonable these days to aim for triple figures, and maybe buy one of those curved mirrors from the fun fair.

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