Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Decade Question

Whenever I
get shaky or dizzy
from exhaustion,

or take a nap,  
I feel the fear
seeping through
tired bones. Am I

to loose the energy
I have had, this
another harbinger

of my sixth decade,
do I need a wonder med,
or do I only need to adjust?


Peggy said...

Such a strong word fear. But well expressed here and something that creeps in for so many of us. But if you mean over 60, I do believe you are entering the seventh decade. Sounds even more serious!!

Mary said...

Hard sometimes to adjust to the changes brought about by the decades of life!

Victoria said...

I feel it too, the fear of losing power with age. I like to think wisdom more than compensates. We work with greater vision if less energy. You as usual write poewerfully from the gut here.

Judy Roney said...

Oh, Peggy. I'm not talking about my decade any more if I am IN my seventh. Geez, I'm getting more tired now!LOL

Sherry Blue Sky said...

You dont look old enough for either decade, Judy. As for being more tired - after 40, people need naps, in my humble opinion. Wait till you're as old as I am, it's all downhill from here, kiddo. Hee hee.

Laurie Kolp said...

I think we all feel that at times, but age is just a number... right?

Judy Roney said...

Thank you, Sherry. I can't imagine that you are in any decade but my own (which I will not mention any more since I found out i'm one decade more advanced!LOL)

Judy Roney said...

I do hope you are right, Victoria, that wisdom counts for something. However, my mom did say that she remembers when she was smart. :)

Ann said...

Hang in there, Judy. Naps are our reward in any case.

Heavens2Betsy said...

Very cleverly portrayed fear which i am confident you and your wonderous words will outwit. penny

Willow said...

You express so well the fear of physical vulnerability in our waning years. Physically, I always felt invulnerable, until now, and I don't like this fearful feeling.