January 10, 2015

Mountain Beauty. {Poem}

Hartwig HKD/Flickr

As I age

my forms rise and fall

like hills and valleys sculpted by winds.

Let me not attach myself

to a number, a year, a weight,

a face, a belly, one manifestation of skin.

But let me be

like a mountain, weathered

made more beautiful

by time’s flow


blessing the Earth

like the ancestors who came before.

Let me add

to the beauty of the world as it is

ever changing.


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Author: Mary Grace Bertulfo

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Photo: Hartwig HKD/Flickr

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