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On Turning 50

Surprised, wondering how I got here,
No longer young, not yet old.

I stand squarely on the stage of my own life,
As if for the first time…

Playing the role that was written
Just for me.

Not knowing what I am going to say next,
But confident I am speaking a script that is being…

Written and directed by my soul, 
As I speak.

The Playwright delights in challenging 
Me in my role;

Pushing me to shed anything that gets in the way 
Of my most authentic performance; 

Reminding me of what I love and 
What makes me most come alive. 

Opening my mouth to speak,
I understand that this play is for me.

I am the only audience that matters.
I applaud loudly as the next act begins.

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  1. Date: 8/2/2009 6:57:00 PM
    very cool! Krista! I'm 53! and not quite sure what a number means any more! this write is expertly crafted! nice!! jimbo

  1. Date: 7/18/2009 6:12:00 PM
    Loving and living self's life, Bless you, Moses!

  1. Date: 6/18/2009 6:56:00 AM
    Welcome to PoetrySoup Krista. I am hoping to read many more poems written by you. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/14/2009 4:12:00 PM
    Interesting reflection. Welcome to Poetry Soup! I hope you enjoy your time spent with us. Best wishes with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 6/14/2009 3:26:00 PM
    Hi Krista Beautifully written. I'm 47 young and feel that what we write speak comes from the heart of soul. There's such beauty in that! You pen it well. Bravo to your artistic pen and to your brilliant performance! Very inspirational indeed!! Thanks for sharing this with us. Take care Love Light Truth Patricia

  1. Date: 6/14/2009 3:17:00 PM
    love that poem, we each are in this play called life indeed, gave me a good feeling, good job

  1. Date: 6/14/2009 3:14:00 PM
    Thanks James. I've just started writing poetry recently. I wrote some when I was a teenager. I've glanced at your long list of poems. I look forward to reading the poetry of a prolific seasoned poet like you!

  1. Date: 6/14/2009 3:06:00 PM
    Krista, nice write. I will be turning 50 in a year or so, i must do a poem also, nicely crafted>>James