To A Phenomenal Woman



When I was in my younger days,
I weighed a few pounds less,
I needn’t hold my tummy in
to wear a belted dress.


But now that I am older,
I’ve set my body free;
There’s comfort of elastic
Where once my waist would be.


Inventor of those high-heeled shoes
My feet have not forgiven;
I have to wear a nine now,
But used to wear a seven.


And how about those pantyhose–
They’re sized by weight, you see,
So how come when I put them on
The crotch is at my knee?


I need to wear these glasses
As the print’s been getting smaller;
And it wasn’t very long ago
I know that I was taller.


Though my hair has turned to gray
and my skin no longer fits,
On the inside, I’m the same old me,
the outside’s changed a bit.


But, on a positive note…


I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.


I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.


I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.


I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.”


I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.


I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.


I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.


I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.


I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.


I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.


I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.



    • says

      I agree with Carole, a beautiful reminder that we are enough with how we make others feel. You two are perfect examples of making me feel great so you both are memorable and inspiring and I’m happy to call you dear friends.

      • says

        We are special gifts to and for each other. That’s what makes it all so magic. Crones of the world, UNITE and sing and laugh and tell bawdy stories. This is our time!

    • says

      We have reminders all around us every day, don’t we? We just forget to look. When I did a little reading about Maya’s life, I marveled that she could remain so upbeat and positive. Made me cringe for all the times I played oh, poor me!!! It’s all in the attitude, eh, mamacita? Thanks for being here with me in this special time.

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