Mom’s Reflections By Jan

Mom’s Reflections
By Jan

My beauty days have dwindled fast
While Nature will outshine, outlast
Since furtive glances at age 18
Unearned attention was routine

I peer ahead with vague visions
Pondering possible health decisions
My gait now stable but next a hobble
Robust touch a clumsy wobble

Must I embrace a decline so slow
I’ve watched two generations do so
All didn’t have our Grandmother’s patience
Some did find her same “compensations

Maybe that “good night” is a bounty
After dwindling verve and beauty
A predicted path I now face
Ancestors, see my effort with grace

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