Fountain of Youth

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Fountain of Youth

Thirty years ago,

I drank from the Fountain of Youth

discovered by Spanish explorer,

Juan Ponce De Leon,

in St. Augustine, Florida.

The only change I noticed

was the taste of sulfur in the water!

My hair continued to turn gray;

the wrinkles deepened in my face.

If there were a Fairy Godmother

granting wishes to all who drink the water

at the Fountain of Youth,

I wouldn’t wish for hair dye

or a face lift or clothes

from the trendy store in the mall.

I wouldn’t ask to be fluent

in the latest slang…

These things can’t bring back youth!

If there were a Fairy Godmother

granting wishes to all who drink the water

at the Fountain of Youth,

I’d ask to have a youthful outlook…

Curiosity to continue learning,

Idealism to envision a better future,

Creativity to express our dreams.

Passion to work for positive change.

Yes, Fairy Godmother,

I wish to THINK young!


Copyrightยฉ 2020 by Cheryl Batavia

64 Comments

  1. Just wonderful. Yes thinking young makes us look and feel young. There are no other magic potions except love that comes from within. Lovely work Cheryl!!

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  2. Ah we all so want to be young from the appearance but not from the inside. You have portrayed the profound thought so well. I really felt it. Thank you for this positive thought. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Karlien, for your very kind comment. I have had a very interesting and fulfilling life, and I am enjoying every stage of it. As my late husband’s grandmother used to say, “May all of your wishes and dreams come true!” Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. All the best! Cheryl

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  3. “….a youthful outlookโ€ฆ, Curiosity to continue learning, Idealism to envision a better future, Creativity to express our dreams., Passion to work for positive change.” I just had to repeat those great examples. The cool thing is, these things are within our power. We CAN do this! I’m reminded of that old song, “Young at Heart.” https://youtu.be/anlz3EuuhWo

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  4. You are so welcome. I just got a chance to reread and it is just beautiful oin the same way I envision our path. It’s so refreshing to find others on the path that value our inner beauty and reach out and touch someone being young at heart. Thanks ..I’ve got to check but no more smoke here at the moment. Be safe adn happy too! โค๏ธCindy

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    1. Christine, thank you for visiting my site and reading my poems. No worries! I think you still have plenty of time yet to avoid regrets…”Seize the day!” I am so glad you liked the poem, and I look forward to reading more posts from you. All the best! Cheryl

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  5. Exemplary!! Your perspective towards life is so positive. Changes are inevitable, our body, appearance, beauty everything will slowly wither away no matter how much we will try to sustain and maintain it. The only thing which will keep us going till far off will be our profound perception to feel, think and be young.
    This made my day โค๏ธ
    Thank you for sharing Cheryl
    Regards
    Samreen.

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      1. Pleasure to read your lovely posts. โค๏ธ
        Thanks for sharing๐Ÿค—
        All the best to you too Cheryl
        Regards
        Samreen

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