fifty

Doing More Of What Makes Me Happy

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DOING MORE OF WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY

As I’ve gotten older (now nearly fifty)
I’ve shifted my goals, becoming quite thrifty.
Responsibility, after all, comes with a cost
for too many years, moderation was lost!
So many things to get me off track, while
I now focus on what makes me smile.

Life has become too packed and too busy
all work and no play is making me dizzy.
Those around me, have learned the look
of when it’s time for my crayons and book!
So many things to get me off track, while
I now focus on what makes me smile.

The tensions that build in my shoulders and neck
tell me it’s time to get my stressors in check.
So it’s off to the gym, or to yoga for me!
Or one of my favorites, a class of Tai Chi!
So many things to get me off track, while
I now focus on what makes me smile.

2016-06-15
P. Wanken

Shared at Poetic Bloomings – INFORM POETS: COLLINS SESTET

For those who haven’t seen it, I’ve been blogging about my last year in my 40s. I’ll be 50 in September – and my goal is to be happier at 50 than I was turning 49. In case you’re interested, here’s the blog: Before 49 Turns to 50.