Age Pride

I like to take a selfie or two, but not every day

‘Don’t need no Photoshop to erase the wrinkles away

These wrinkles are mine and I’ve earned every line

Every day I get older as I age like fine wine

Every wrinkle is a life-accomplishment and battle scar

There are so many people who don’t make it this far

We’ll all age, wrinkle, and turn grey, that’s just how life goes

Youth and beauty may fade but wisdom and humanity grows

I’d rather grow older than to grow dumber

Too many people think that aging is a bummer

But I beg to differ ’cause, with age, life gets better

And what other people think of me just doesn’t matter

No need to hid my imperfections, I love being me

I love the skin I’m in and my family around me

At this age, I’m happy, satisfied, and free

Having pride in your age is the only way to be

0 thoughts on “Age Pride

  1. aparna12 says:

    Awesome, super fabulous poem! Loved it so much dear Cherie. You are an amazing rockstar. Keep shining like this Have a fantastic weekend πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•. Lots of love❀❀❀ and hugs.

    • cheriewhite says:

      Exactly, Petrina! πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’― It’s much better than the alternative! I’m not quite ready for the alternative yet, I still have some unfinished business! πŸ’–πŸ˜

  2. Iosif says:

    Magnificent lyrics ! Sincere congratulations ! True life begins only after experiences lived to the extreme through which one comes to knowing the true timeless values, of the identity of one’s own self, after the appearance of the first wrinkles and after the first gray hairs… πŸ™‚

  3. jahnavigouri13 says:

    Your poem here is so really beautiful!! This is so powerful and inspiring! Loving ourselves as the way we are is the lesson everyone should learn. Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece!🌠

    • cheriewhite says:

      Thank you so much, Luisa. I agree that sometimes it’s hard to see behind the aching joints and slowing energy. I’m there too sometimes. 😁😁😁

  4. Cindy Georgakas says:

    I so laughed at the quote.. πŸ˜‚
    You know i totally love your poem and soooo agree with you Dear Cherie. Love this line
    “Youth and beauty may fade but wisdom and humanity grows” πŸ’–πŸ‘πŸ‘

  5. katiemiafrederick says:

    Wow Cherie! What A
    Lovely Poem on The
    Advantages Of Aging
    As True Youth is Soul
    Evolving Wisdom Love


    As Love Will
    From: Inside Out

    Too What my Great Aunt
    Jettie Taught me With Her
    Radioactive SMile Infecting
    Everyone With

    Joy At 94 And While
    At 47 i Could Leg Press
    500 Pounds The Stress
    Of Cog in A Machine A
    Slave to Someone Else’s

    Any Spirit
    Left in me
    Not Even A
    Memory of A SMile

    i Quickly Learned How
    To Beware of my Locality
    That Suggests Emotions
    Are Weak For Men Nope
    That is What Makes Mama

    A Force
    Ya Don’t Wanna

    Test Well to Make
    A Much Longer Story

    Now Of Youthful Strength Of
    Spirit Love Shorter Not Unlike

    The Grinch i Lift Mountains
    Of Love including 3 Times
    More Empirically Measured in

    Leg Strength
    That No Elite
    Military Dude
    Can Budge at
    The Military Gym

    Still Up To 1520 Pounds
    Leg Pressing Come my
    62nd Birthday on June 6th

    All That’s

    me From Doing
    More is The Machine

    Won’t Hold Anymore Plates

    Indeed What A SPiRiT

    Of Love
    Will Do in
    A Dude’s Body

    At Least Where

    i Live
    A Thing
    Or Two

    From Love
    If They Really
    Worshipped Love

    As God And Practiced
    God As Real Great John
    14:12 And Luke 17:21 Works


    Yawn… At Least
    All The Women in
    my Life Close Already

    Do So Easy to Prove
    On The Outside Too As
    The Pics on my Blog of

    my Wife
    LoVE iNCaRNaTE
    Will Do on The Inside


    Too At 52
    As She is
    Called Eternal

    Teenager And Such As That🏝

    • cheriewhite says:

      Thank you so much, Cheryl! πŸ’– It’s so much better to embrace it instead of fight it. I once saw a quote years ago that said, “Growing up is optional. Growing old is certain.”

    • cheriewhite says:

      I haven’t seen that and I’m so sorry. My husband has been sick and in hospital so I haven’t been on the internet much at all. Please send me the link and I’ll listen when I get a few minutes.

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