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The Older I Get

I once heard the whisper of falling snow,
saw a spark in the eye of a coal-black crow,
felt the power and awe of a swift river's flow,
the older I get, the less I know.

My hair was once braided in golden cornrows,
by Jamaican friends in an island below,
a psychic once asked me about Jericho,
the older I get, the less I know.

The hot southern asphalt that scalded my toe,
the rope swing that swung us, to and fro,
Christmas Eve and the tree in the firelight's glow,
the older I get, the less I know.

Everyone's gone, but where did they go?
Why is my spirit sinking so low?
Is it true we reap only what we sow?
the older I get, the less I know.

©2010 DanielleWhite

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  1. Date: 11/16/2010 11:08:00 AM
    Thank you all for lifting my spirits with your kind comments. ****Danielle***

  1. Date: 11/14/2010 3:50:00 AM
    My desire was to read great works today and my desire has been fulfilled in this one..Congratulations on going into the second round..Sara

  1. Date: 10/29/2010 10:23:00 PM
    i love this one, congrats on having it featured this week

  1. Date: 10/29/2010 8:20:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured write being featured this week. I know you have been missing on the soup I hope all is well with you. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 10/29/2010 6:35:00 AM
    This is absolutely fantastic.

  1. Date: 10/29/2010 5:15:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poem being featured on Homepage this week.Keep the creative pen flowing..Sara

  1. Date: 10/25/2010 11:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poem being picked to be featured this week Danielle. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/17/2010 5:18:00 PM
    Just dropped in to see how you are doing. Reflective write. Hope all is well in Cowboy country. Vince

  1. Date: 3/4/2010 11:34:00 PM
    Nice to see you online tonight, Danielle. You've been missed and I hope you're feeling better and recovering well after your last surgery. Bless you, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/27/2010 3:05:00 AM
    Excellent poetry, Danielle. I like the effect with the last line repeating. How true that line is. We don't always reap what we sow. Sometimes the people around us are so caught up in the "business of living" that they don't think about the "Godliness of loving." So, one must reap the good that they have sown from themselves...with peace in their hearts. Smiles, Dane Ann (soup mail)

  1. Date: 2/12/2010 11:00:00 PM
    A nostalgic look at Life. It's like a pirouette from the Spring of Childhood to the Summer of mature departures to the Autumn heavy with sighs... A beautiful reflection, Danielle: "the older I get, the less I know." Love, Iolanda

  1. Date: 2/6/2010 1:46:00 PM
    I think that there may be some truth in the fact that less we know the more we are capable of learning. Keep the creative pen flowing for the rhythm and the rhyme were excellent also the ideas. Sara

  1. Date: 2/5/2010 2:41:00 PM
    Such beautiful words Danielle and a creative write tonight... as we grow older we do these kinds of reflections within ourselves ... its a wonderful thought provoking introspective poem ... will make it a new fav right now... excellent .. luv.. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 2/5/2010 10:26:00 AM
    This is truly a Magnificent write Danielle. I can relate with you here.Thank you so much for sharing this piece today. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/5/2010 9:58:00 AM
    Great poem with a touch of sadness, Danielle. So many things we still don't know. Peace, Audrey

  1. Date: 2/4/2010 5:54:00 PM
    Danielle, this is a marvelous poem. I enjoyed it very much. into my favs. I just ploain like it!-Thanks for sharing- Robert