Sunday, December 11, 2011

Magpie Tales #95 - "Almost"

image by Mostafa Habibi

Almost

Within sight, my dreams hover,
a new frontier of hopeful expectation
beckoning, "Jump in and swim!"

Fears and insecurities, long a crutch,
now banished as I round the corner
of youth and leap into middle age.

Undauntingly I embrace new opportunities,
my "freestyle stroke" much improved,
no longer held back, I feel young
and carefree for the first time,

Who knew it would take half a lifetime?

Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, December 11, 2011

Do you have a reaction to the above photo prompt?  It is for "Magpie Tales #95". hosted by Tess Kincaid of "Life at Willow Manor".

25 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

a very interesting perspective you gave to this...

Carolina Linthead said...

Who knew, indeed? Beautiful, hopeful poem...keep exploring :-)

Kathe W. said...

Hah! Wise wise woman!

Laurie Kolp said...

I guess we're at the point in our lives where we say, "What the heck?" and go for it!

Other Mary said...

Oh, what a great response to the prompt! Cheers to you!

thingy said...

Aah, wonderfully wise. Lovely.

Neha said...

This is nice, even my poetic concept on the above picture matches to your poem. One needs courage to step up and explore one's life :)

Catfish Tales said...

Who knew? I wish you could have told me sooner - LOL

Mary said...

I love it! Yes, there comes a time in life when you are able to get beyond your anxieties and go for it! (whatever 'it' is)

Helen said...

Just you wait, Ms. Margaret ... the best is yet to come!

Jim Swindle said...

I like your poem.

Martin said...

If you're going to leap, middle age is a good place to land.

justine said...

excellent! you are so talented!

Ginnie said...

Don't you just love and embrace this age in life! I love that you're living it to the hilt, Margaret.

Cad said...

Who knew, indeed.

izzy said...

Sometimes we need to be immobilized
to realize our dreams! thanks-

Isabel Doyle said...

Superb optimism - great piece.

Doctor FTSE said...

Well done once again, Margaret.

Brian Miller said...

no matter how long it takes us to get there...it is worth the leap...smiles...

Ann Grenier said...

I like your hopeful spin on this claustrophobic photo, Margaret.

Jacqui Binford-Bell said...

Nice to get a positive take on the photo. It made me quite claustrophobic.

Good one

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Wise words Margaret!

Anna :o]

Dave King said...

But it always takes half a lifetime - even if you haven't got half, what have you to lose? Excellent poem.

Ginny Brannan said...

Loved your take on this. Perfect, especially the last three lines:

"...no longer held back, I feel young
and carefree for the first time,

Who knew it would take half a lifetime?"

Right there with ya, Margaret!!

lucychili said...

liberating answer to
a challenging image