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Interpreting Life

Who I am, who I want to be.
Sadly are not the same.
I had hoped to discover more within me.
The responsibility is mine to claim.

Accepting who you are, not so easy to do.
Analyzing oneself, we may not be so fair.
To be harsh, may color our point of view.
To accurately describe yourself may be rare.

Life is so unpredictable, it is hard to prepare,
for the twists and turns along the way.
Interpreting defeat or failure, how to compare?
We may find  it is ourself we betray.

Reaching a certain age, finally admitting who we are.
Knowing the coming years won't bring major change
How to accept it as done, not as a "so far"?
Running out of time to start anew, or rearrange.

For me it is peace with how I have lived this life.
To accept all of it and then be able to let it go
I want to put down the burden of life's strife.
To move into tomorrow, a little more mellow.

Copyright © Sandra Weiss