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Ash to a Rose

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Ash to a Rose

as we age it is time to reflect,
a moment in time but a tiny speck.
Looking back to see our value I suppose,
how fertile we were like ash to a rose.
If only we could our wisdom impart,
somehow stamp it on  a young one's heart
the value of wisdom you see,
when I was young it was unknown to me.
selfishly thinking I was invincible,
not grasping the basic principle.
That without the ash on a rose,
we can't appreciate the choices we chose.
We go on thinking selfishly,
no one is as smart as me.
What an arrogant existence that must be,
without the wisdom of the elderly.

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  1. Date: 11/23/2012 7:51:00 PM
    Another good one,, LIsa, i could not accomplish many things in life with out the elderly.. Good thinking and comparison,, life reflect with almost everything around us... love the title...pd

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 10:27:00 AM
    Some deep positive thought here! Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/23/2012 2:53:00 PM
    Nice to reflect on these things Lisa and so true that the young are too carefree to have much wisdom. We can only hope that age gives as much wisdom as t takes from other things. Love Elizabeth

  1. Date: 10/21/2012 11:44:00 PM
    I would rather being very ignorant in youth than very ignorant as an elder, just as I'd rather be poor early in life than to grow up rich and then become financially poor - excellent use of the rose symbol, putting your unique signature on a classic metaphor - J.A.B. %

  1. Date: 10/15/2012 7:21:00 AM
    yes DP,with age we gain wisdom,nice write

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 11:25:00 AM
    Hi DP like this with age only comes wisdom, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 9:43:00 PM
    Fun poem and Oh, so true. I do love your poem. P.S. I'm older now and should be wise Should clearly see through sage's eyes But I still stumble in the night Due in part to bad eyesight.

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 8:34:00 AM
    Today is the start of a new month and a new week. I am starting to read what looks to be some exceptional writing this morning. So glad I was able to read yours Lisa. Love, Carol