On Turning 50

Written by: Krista Kurth

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.