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Forty - a poem


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Aged forty, feared milestone of life’s middle,
Maybe more than half-way gone
Maybe all downhill from here
Unless one can ski uphill
And build on one’s experience,
Older and wiser

The future coming in view
How long? How much longer?
Children growing, gawky young teens.
Wonder how they’ll really turn out.
Marriage flourishing, good years coming,
House with room for family to grow.

And staggering to realize,
Just forty years ago.

Crp 10-26-2021