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Graceful Acceptance!

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Now, at the fag end of life,

home alone, in an empty nest,

I wrestle with my waning memory, fogged under

receding hairline and furrowed brow.

Misplacing things, is a daily affair,

forgetfulness, my constant companion.

Simple tasks seem daunting,

what I did in a jiffy, now takes ages.

Today, the mirror reflects my withered shell,

but beneath it, I am still a beautiful soul.

As I glance back at the rear view mirror of life,

I have realized that, it is futile confronting the loss of youth.

In graceful acceptance of old age, with all its quirkiness,

lies the key to happiness!

Sadje’s WDYS #108

68 comments on “Graceful Acceptance!

  1. River Twin
    November 16, 2021

    gracefully coming to terms with the inevitable…beautifully expressed, radhika. It’s hard work but no shortcuts!

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      November 17, 2021

      I agree Daya. It requires a tremendous effort to stay positive and happy when your body doesn’t listen to you any more. Thanks a lot!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Vignesh S Raj
    November 16, 2021

    This must make people who are old smile πŸ™‚ Such a positive take on getting old. Beautiful πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Deeksha Bhardwaj
    November 16, 2021

    This. Is. Such. A. Beautiful. Poem. Radhika! πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’«

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Sadje
    November 16, 2021

    A beautiful poem Radhika. Love how you’ve depicted the loss of grace with old age and then pivot around to a graceful acceptance of it. Thanks for joining in

    Liked by 2 people

  5. kizitovalentine
    November 16, 2021

    I feel you

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Cindy Georgakas
    November 16, 2021

    This is so beautifully expressed Radhika!
    Honest truths shared with such imagery!πŸ’•πŸ’—

    Liked by 3 people

  7. yagneshthakore
    November 16, 2021

    You said it!

    Liked by 2 people

  8. VJ Knutson
    November 16, 2021

    Oh how I resonate with your words, Radhika!

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Mandisa
    November 16, 2021

    Nicely put! Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Nawazish
    November 16, 2021

    Beautiful poem R!❀

    Liked by 3 people

  11. SelmaMartin
    November 16, 2021

    Totally agree with your beautiful words. Thanks

    Liked by 3 people

  12. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
    November 16, 2021

    Spot on, Radhika! Lovely poem. You must be precocious to know this! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      November 17, 2021

      Cheryl, thank you so much. There are some elderly people who have aged so gracefully and remain ever so happy. They inspired me to pen this and is a dedication to all such young at heart oldies πŸ˜Šβ€οΈπŸ™

      Liked by 2 people

  13. boundlessblessingsblog
    November 16, 2021

    Beautiful and such a lovely way of unfurling our old age though beneath we are as young as ever.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Infinite Living
    November 17, 2021

    A very beautiful poem Radhika, you convey a very relevant and important truth. It is wise to begin to explore who we are really under this physical body identity that we wear on ourselves.

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      November 17, 2021

      Absolutely Pragalbha. The sooner we connect with our inner self, the better it is. Thank you so much πŸ’–

      Liked by 1 person

      • Infinite Living
        November 18, 2021

        πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ’›πŸ’πŸ’›πŸ’πŸ’›πŸ’

        Liked by 1 person

  15. Sowmya
    November 17, 2021

    Wonderfully crafted Radhika. Life is all about accepting gracefully as it is . Beautiful imagery.

    Liked by 3 people

  16. Flashing Thought
    November 17, 2021

    I am 80, going on to 81.I feel this poem is for me.If not the whole of it ,specially the last line which says

    β€œIn graceful acceptance of old age, with all its quirkiness,
    lies the key to happiness!”

    Liked by 3 people

    • radhikasreflection
      November 17, 2021

      One day, God willing we all will reach that age, and it is so important for us to remember to accept all the idiosyncrasies that come along, with grace. Fighting it is futile.
      Thank you so much for taking time out and sharing your thoughts πŸ™

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Eugi
    November 17, 2021

    A beautiful tribute to aging, Radhika, and a lovely take on the prompt!

    Liked by 2 people

  18. positivesideofcoin
    November 18, 2021

    Beautiful poem Radhika. Getting old is amazing process.

    Liked by 3 people

  19. Double-AA-battery
    November 18, 2021

    Beautifully written! A good alternate title for this poem would Mirrors

    Liked by 3 people

  20. Keith's Ramblings
    November 18, 2021

    Many of us can relate to your words I’m sure.

    Liked by 3 people

  21. I hear u
    November 18, 2021

    This defines old, honest and beauty. Really a great jib dear

    Liked by 3 people

  22. Jeff Flesch
    November 19, 2021

    Awesome take and poem, Radhika. Super fun. ☺️

    Like

  23. Chiru
    November 19, 2021

    A wise post Radhika.. We should explore while we have time.. over the years all the matter are memories…

    Liked by 1 person

  24. DiosRaw
    November 20, 2021

    Beautiful, soothing and healing. πŸ’™πŸ™πŸ»πŸͺ

    Like

  25. Vinny
    November 20, 2021

    Such a brilliant poem!

    Liked by 2 people

  26. SRT News Admin
    November 21, 2021

    Nice poem…keepitupπŸ˜ŠπŸ™

    Like

  27. butimbeautiful
    November 22, 2021

    Comforting πŸ€— I’d prefer to say, I’m still a person. Not necessarily beautiful in the soul area or any other area, but alright, considering

    Liked by 1 person

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  29. Chris Hall
    November 22, 2021

    I love this, Radhika! You point to such important truths… achieving the serenity of acceptance is a fine aim as we age.

    Like

  30. Inspiredlatia
    November 22, 2021

    So touching. Written with such emotion

    Like

  31. Blogging by Dipali
    November 22, 2021

    Hi mam I like the choices of word specialy I relate to line” home alone in empty nest ”
    This line remind me I’m nothing without my people . Life become beautiful if our people with us . πŸ™‚

    Like

  32. Namrata
    November 25, 2021

    That beautiful phase of life which penned down in words so perfectly.❀️

    Liked by 1 person

  33. Susi Bocks
    November 27, 2021

    I’ll be 60 next year, yet my mind is still back in my 20s. Sadly, the body can’t seem to keep up. It is an adjustment and acceptance difficult. But it is inevitable, so I guess I will eventually get there. Maybe when I’m so old, I’ll be too tired to complain? Good write, Radhika!

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      November 27, 2021

      I know Susi, aging is a process where the body speaks a different language, quite challenging to comprehend. But the fact that your mind is in your 20s, shows that you are very young at heart. So acceptance and moving on will be a graceful transition. ❀️
      Thanks a lot Susi. Have a lovely weekend!

      Liked by 1 person

  34. sunisanthosh
    November 27, 2021

    Beautiful poem expressed the acceptance of old age. πŸ’œ

    Liked by 1 person

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