Regeneration

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Regeneration

Hobbling around on the stump of a life,
nobody’s lover and nobody’s wife,
her children and grandchildren all raised and grown,
out of her life and out on their own.

Is her life over? Is it near its ending,
or has she another life that is just pending?
Has she a talent for regeneration?
Is the first sixty years mere education?

A single shoe dropped is only one shoe.
Life isn’t over until it is through.
Perhaps she’s less active removed from the past,
but wind can still fill out a sail at half mast.

The stub of a life can still get us around.
A heart can still beat and the blood can still pound.
Go after adventure for all you are worth,
for every new day is a part of your birth.

The Daily Addictions prompt is generate.

6 thoughts on “Regeneration

  1. Fandango

    “A heart can still beat and the blood can still pound.”
    Yes, but sometimes our limbs and muscles and bones can stymie even our strongest desires to go after adventure.

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  2. rogershipp

    Loved “Is the first sixty years mere education?” …. That is me in a few days. I have been wondering the same thing! Embarking on a new voyage across an ocean is harder when the new boats available are not recognizable?

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