Voices

I found my voice at forty
Under a pile of indifference
Gentle hands led it into the air

Being heard frightened me
But I sang anyway
Trying always to be
Good Enough

At sixty
My world filled with light
With morning birdsong
My voice sings
In every key:

In rough brown soil
In air full of sound
In words to make it all
Into colored spheres of light
We can turn in our hands
And remember

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About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.
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5 Responses to Voices

  1. cote8050 says:

    This is such a lovely poem. At 60 I have finally found myself and my love, I have waited so long but am finally home. Thank you for this.

    Michelle

    • janemwoodman says:

      Thank YOU, Sweetie. I have been concerned because of some of the things you’ve written. I am glad to know they don’t reflect your current reality.

      • cote8050 says:

        I had a heartbreaking ending to a relationship, obvious from my poetry, but am feeling better and loved again by best friends and others, especially the new friends I have made here, so am on the upbeat…. thank you for your concern! you are wonderful person and writer! I love your positive spirit
        Michelle

  2. yeoldefoole says:

    “I found my voice at forty” – this is breathtakingly lovely.

  3. janemwoodman says:

    Thank you very much. I hope everything is going well. John LOVED the PBL.

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