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Saturday, April 29, 2017

"Y" is for Youthful - #A to Z Blogging Challenge 2017

Only one more painting/poetry blog after today in the 2017 Blogging Challenge. "Y" is for Youthful. Perhaps today's painting should feature balloons in every color imaginable, but it doesn't. After considering an array of little "Spirit Visions" images, I chose one that has a bright red section in one corner. That "youthful" portion grows into the blue of middle age learning and a larger segment for the wisdom of aging. From an artistic standpoint, I like my painting better turned upside down. However, I want it to read left to right as knowledge grows. We can be youthful at any age, but not always wise. What do you think?

"Youthful, Spirit Visions" ©Mary Montague Sikes


Sometimes in my dreams I hold a baby.
She is beautiful, bright, and unafraid.
When I awaken, I want her to be there,
But she isn't my real world child.

Sometimes I look through a window
Into the cluttered world beyond.
The flowers bloom yellow and bright,
But they are not my flowers.

Sometimes I dance into my imagination.
Charm and beauty put up a wall.
I reach to my beginning,
But it is not my story.

Sometimes I know the meaning that
Once upon a time youth knew.
Now I walk with a different stride
And long for those who are no more. 

Mary Montague Sikes



Birgit said...

I have met many people who have not become wiser as they age but actually wither into their own misery. I have also met people who blossom and, through living, have become wise but have remained youthful in spirit. Your poem is very thought provoking

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thank you, Birgit. Youthful means different things to people. We can all remain young at heart and with our ideas. Like beauty, youth is fleeting.