By: Jana Greene
Dear Mid-Life Sisters,
We live in a world that says,” fix yourselves!
And what you can’t fix, deplore!”
A world that tells us that age is the devil and
We’re not enough anymore.
We “should” be more vibrant,
The world loves to tell us
What we are not.
And we agree with all the hype
When not reaching unrealistic goals,
We talk to ourselves in a way
We wouldn’t speak to another soul.
But here’s the truth, dear sisters,
We can write our narrative.
We can love ourselves much bigger
Than love the world is apt to give.
Heroism is rejecting all the hype that we are done,
And realizing that our imperfections
Are scars from battles WON.
So feel sexy, sisters,
Know your worth,
We’re fierce, able, and strong.
You still have the power, grace, and beauty
That you’ve had all along.
And when that inner voice says
You’re best days are on the wane,
Remember how much ass you’ve kicked,
You still have the whole world to gain!
Remember that no other being on Earth
Is quite as sassy and sage
As a woman empowered by self-acceptance
A woman of middle age. ❤
4 thoughts on “More than Enough (A sonnet for mid-life sisters)”
You are amazing, JBG! You are stronger than you think, braver than you know, and a blessing to all of us who know you!
What a kind and wonderful thing to say! I’m a lot better at giving advice than applying it to myself, ha! Sometimes I find that what I’m writing to encourage others REALLLY needs to be heard by my SELF. Ever find that to be true in your writing? Thanks so much for taking the time to read my work, brother! I so appreciate you. 🙂
And you will keep getting better even after middle age dismisses you. If you have IT at fifty, you can still have IT at eighty. I presume and hope for ninety although I haven’t proved that yet. 😀
I have every confidence you will ROCK it! Thanks so much for reading me still, Oneta! God bless you, friend. ❤️