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
dance

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
firmly-held
unshakable beliefs

question
challenge
hold firm or disregard

spend time each day in non-productivity
reflecting
doubting
probing

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!

Advertisements

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!

    Like

  2. souldipper says:

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

    Like

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

    Like

  4. Morning says:

    http://gooseberrygoespoetic.blogspot.com/2011/12/poetry-picnic-week-16-my-life-in-free.html

    Happy Birthday.

    we have your date stated in our poetry picnic post,

    bless you.

    keep up the excellence.

    Like

  5. The last four lines bring this one sliding into home plate wonderfully. Excellent write!
    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/12/04/then-snared/

    Like

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

    Like

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

    Like

  8. Ravenblack says:

    Awesome, Victoria. 🙂

    Like

  9. becca givens says:

    \\(^:^)// — BRAVO!!

    Like

  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.

    🙂

    Like

  11. manicddaily says:

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

    Like

  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..

    Like

  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

    http://magicinthebackyard.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/on-a-hilltop-in-december

    Like

  14. vivinfrance says:

    This sounds like a manifesto I could vote for.

    Like

  15. Bodhirose says:

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

    Like

  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.
    🙂

    Like

  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.

    Like

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

    Like

Your comment and feedback are important to me. Thank you.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s