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Retrospective Evening

A visit with my oldest friends the ones who know me best A quiet evening recalling our life together Our twenties - A quest to define who we are Searching for our purpose and place Hoping to make a difference In our thirties Struggling to not lose who we are Accepting new roles of wife and mother Doubting we make a difference In our forties Beginning to recognize who we are Disillusioned with career and life Wondering if we will ever make a difference Now in our fifties Embracing the person we have become Understanding that we will continue to change Knowing we make a difference every day Pouring another glass of wine We become quiet reflecting on life with my closest friends me, myself and I

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  1. Date: 10/31/2012 2:42:00 PM
    how cool. I too have those three best friends in your last line!! I would say my own poem a bit differently, however. Forties for me was awesome!!! fifties suck!! haha

  1. Date: 8/13/2012 1:23:00 PM
    love the journey of ages in my forties and I am embracing,lol,great write ANN

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 8:49:00 AM
    This is super beautiful!!! Love it!!!!!

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 3:42:00 PM
    Love the introspective idea in this one. Glad to hear you made it past the forties. Love, daver

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 2:25:00 PM
    Nostalgia, I love nostalgia and it gets more important every day, what a lovely poem about growing into yourself,

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 6:06:00 AM
    Nice how you went thru the decades like that. and how your friends were yourself. Best ones you can have!!! (well in my own life, it is that way!)

  1. Date: 7/2/2012 12:50:00 PM
    A very nice "girl - evening" - for adult women. - Lovely poem Ann - oxox Anne-Lise