So, Here I Am
So, here I am. I've arrived safely at maturity.
Sorry I was delayed - it's been quite a journey!
The weather was sometimes very rough,
and steering through those storm-ravaged lanes
was really rather tough.
So, here, I am. What do I have to show
for this long and arduous odyssey?
What do I really know? What lessons learned?
What collection of learn`ed luggage
is nestling in the trunk of my vicissitude?
So, here I am, a bit battered and travel-weary:
jet-lagged by hours of delays, and wearied
by travelling in so many endless circles;
orbiting in many a revolving door in search of an exit;
blinded by blind alleys and one-way streets.
But, here I am, in need of time to just be me.
An end to role playing, a recess from responsibility.
A time to hand over the reigns of obligation
and traverse new frontiers by ageing 'gracefully',
as, here I am, safely landed in maturity.
Copyright © Helen J Radford | Year Posted 2008
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