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Esteemed Age Glaze

The warm patina of old age is cherished
revered, conserved, protected as irreplaceable.
Unlike the wrinkles and scars
that deface waned youth expired.
Only time and good care
coats much-loved keepsakes 
with protective patina - 
the glaze and sheen of esteemed age.

Copyright © John Anderson | Year Posted 2018


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  1. Date: 10/11/2018 2:52:00 PM

    I want to adopt this upbeat and positive mind set about aging. Thank you for these words, John, seriously. Poetry hugs ... CayCay (I just realized this is the 2nd love I dropped on this poem - it is all good)
  1. Date: 9/3/2018 2:08:00 AM

    Love this, so true. Made me smile
  1. Date: 8/12/2018 12:26:00 PM

    John, this is very "age appropriate". I have a renewed regard, now, for my "patina of waned youth". Really quite excellent work.
  1. Date: 7/6/2018 11:56:00 AM

    enjoyed the poetic layers of thi work on aging, john... a winner for me.. huggs
  1. Date: 7/5/2018 3:03:00 AM

    This is story teller poem for all humankind. Well penned, Anderson.
  1. Date: 7/1/2018 7:57:00 PM

    The keepsakes age takes to patina make ... I loved this, John - it really drew me in. I delighted in reading it and feeling it more than once. Poetry hugs ... CayCay
  1. Date: 6/27/2018 9:11:00 AM

    Wonderful poem, John. Well done.
  1. Date: 6/26/2018 6:39:00 PM

    I like it, I like it!