A Young Woman in An Old Body

24 Jan

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

author of Window Wonders

The young woman in me
keeps knocking on my memory.
“I don’t like what’s happening to you-
Remember what you USED to do?
Your transportation was a two-wheel bike-
until you reached “21”
and no longer had to hike

And your first car was a convertible-
very “sporty” for an adventurous girl!
But you have to accept reality-
tho young at heart,
your body’s not free.

You used to be 5’8
and 120 was your weight-
Now you’ve shrunk to 5′ 2
and you can’t stop what’s happening to you.”

“I refuse to be captive by a calendar page-
I’ll let my mind select my present age..
“Twenty one?” “No, that’s not realistic!”
Tho my experiences reflect my zeal,
Dear Lord, to be completely honest,
A “rocking chair” has great appeal”.

3 Responses to “A Young Woman in An Old Body”

  1. timelessitaly January 25, 2014 at 10:53 am #

    I can identify with you here!!


  2. Old Things R New January 24, 2014 at 9:18 am #

    I hear you! Sometimes I look in the mirror and want to say, “who are you”. I don’t think the young woman inside of us ever goes away and that’s a good thing!


    • Louise Gib son January 24, 2014 at 10:19 am #

      Ha! The young woman in me would still like to jump on a bike and head for a swim at Monroe Falls. Actually, I waS MORE INTERESTED IN GETTING A TAN AND “HANGING OUT”, Sweet memories!


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