Modern Poems · Spontaneous writing

To Youth

How the time of youth is to be spent?
One day in despair and another in dreaming,
One step to heaven and another to the cliff.
Yet no spring beauty nor summer passion has 
such grace in the harsh face of your pestilence, 
for these wrinkles tell a story of fever wishes,
and our righteousness in its most audacious forms. 

We have all been so young and so beautifully foolish,
Rebel, schemer, and atheist all I have been perfected
weaving into the lush melody of a beloved maiden song,
wherein a youth was tossed high to reach the moon's palace
and to catch a falling star in one single-minded embrace. 
However clumsy, there is a hidden garden in time's phrase, 
Where grows still perennial claret roses and water lilies.
In the last attempt, only the luckies swims into the unknown:      
the guarded paradise wherein all forgotten love shall return...
So wondrous and so dangerous are the meandering paths of our Youth,
Dare me to live anew! for mediocrity is the grand feast of a slow death.  

27 thoughts on “To Youth

  1. First, may I say that you’re truly a beautiful woman, Annabel ~ your photographs are wonderful! And, as you’ve previously shared a very cute baby picture on your site, I suspect that your appearance every year in between was also quite fetching! πŸ’“ That was a sad story about Cindy which you shared, but I am grateful for your perseverance and well-earned successes. As always, I wish for you the best in life, my friend. Keep up the good fight! πŸ€—

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    1. Thank you so much, Phil! your comment is beautiful and heart-warming. I greatly appreciate your kindness! πŸ˜ƒAnd yes, Cindy had a tough road… I trust that she also tried very hard in her desired profession. Not sure why it didn’t work out for herπŸ₯²…

      I wish you the same, Phil! Enjoy the rest of your week! 🌻πŸ₯³

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  2. An interesting poem, describing perfectly what you’ve written after it.
    Hi, my friend. I hope you are doing well.
    I’m really glad to see this post and much happier to able to comment.
    The pics are adorable. I’m ecstatic to see your smile. Keep smiling like that.
    I wish the best for you.

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  3. Annabel, you were so wise to follow your heart and intuition at such a young age, especially with something so alluring calling you to do otherwise. Bravo to you as you continue to follow your path. Reading your poems is like receiving a bouquet of beautiful flowers. Wonderful writing! πŸ’

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    1. Reading you comment is always a treat for me, dear Michele! πŸ’– Sometimes we have a better trust in our instincts when we are younger, less contaminated by the limiting believesπŸ˜….

      Thank you again for being so kind and beautiful! 🌷🌻

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      1. More wisdom! Yes! Younger and older, I am learning. It seems to be those middle years where it is more difficult to let instinct and intuition guide us. It is my privilege. Thank you, Annabel. πŸ’—

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      1. It’s always a pleasure for me Annabel! Your all poetries are awesome!
        By the way why you don’t on your comments section in your latest post.. Because I tried to comment on that but was unable because your comments section was off..
        By the way your all poems are fabulous just like youπŸ˜ŠβœŒπŸ€—

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      2. Your kind words are very much delightful to receive! Thank you so much for such gift!πŸ₯‚πŸ˜Š

        Oh yes, I turned off the comment sections for my latest posts because I am a bit busy recently to engage πŸ˜…. Thank you for being so supportive!

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