life at sixty-something

Submitted to Gooseberry Gardens where the challenge is to tell something about your life. This was written some years ago…and that’s as much as I’m telling!

Check out this video: old-lady-dancing-at-walmart ‘Tis not I!

life at sixty-something

i’m outrageous
flaunt clashing colors
listen to dissonant music

wear long hair
flowing dresses
comfortable shoes
make-up only if i feel like it

start new a career
in the arts
open my mouth
speak my truth
(kindly of course)

provoke thoughtfulness
step outside limits
of socially-conditioned
unshakable beliefs

hold firm or disregard

spend time each day in non-productivity

God’s not
a tightly packaged
sealed commodity
not limited at all
too fun and playful for theologians

i for one
don’t want to miss out
on the next surprise

life is splendid at sixty-something!


19 thoughts on “life at sixty-something

  1. Bill says:

    As I turn fifty-something (today) I find this hopeful and inspiring — maybe I practice the lessons you have learned!


  2. souldipper says:

    Don’t tell too many people about the fabulous freedoms of 60 plus. It’ll become terribly crowded here! 😀


  3. wonderful…I hope you keep stepping outside your limits and always keep questioning


  4. Morning says:

    Happy Birthday.

    we have your date stated in our poetry picnic post,

    bless you.

    keep up the excellence.


  5. The last four lines bring this one sliding into home plate wonderfully. Excellent write!


  6. I’m smiling. That’s how I expect to be at 60 something. Life is a colorful adventure. You said it with sparkle! 🙂


  7. life truly is amazing. 🙂
    fantastic poem victoria, one of the very best i have read.


  8. Ravenblack says:

    Awesome, Victoria. 🙂


  9. becca givens says:

    \\(^:^)// — BRAVO!!


  10. Morning says:

    your words are like dancing feet or powerful fists,
    they form amazing imagery.

    Glad to see you share,
    Bless you.
    Happy Poetry Picnic.



  11. manicddaily says:

    Well, you sound like a very vibrant over-sixty-someone! K.


  12. tigerbrite says:

    I agree with your statement that life is great at sixty something. It is… aren’t we lucky.
    Yet some of my friends and contemporaries that I thought were so strong have not made it. I guess it means allowing the Universe to know what is best for us..


  13. oh to finally have peace! kids out of the house for sure! i am happy you are living with passion!!!

    ♥ Kellie – Follow me on Twitter: @BackyardPonders


  14. vivinfrance says:

    This sounds like a manifesto I could vote for.


  15. Bodhirose says:

    I love this, Victoria and especially your reference to God–so true!


  16. all those moments are super cool.

    i for one
    don’t want to miss out
    on the next surprise

    sweet wrap up, well done.


  17. life is splendid at your age,

    worry free,
    kids grown and gone,

    what a perfect and fully developed piece of poetry.
    Thanks for sharing.


  18. Wonderful poem! I like your attitude and can definitely relate!


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