Spiritual

Finessing Dreams (and other mid-life things)

Another little poetry jam about finding yoursel again in midlife. ❤️

By: Jana Greene

Did you forget your dreams, dear one
Flummoxed by what you’ve become?
Do all your lifetime goals still fit?
Or have you forgotten
What makes you tick?
The last few years….
Such chaos! Such dread!
It’s enough to make you
Lose your head.
But it’s okay to reframe your dreams,
(In fact, it’s mandatory, it seems!)
To change and grow,
Evolve and flower,
Accept yourself
And own your power.
Midlife dreams
Are never the same
Because they’re effected
By all that you have seen,
By everything you’ve ever learned,
All the advice you’ve ever heard,
So take the time to find new dreams
The chaos isn’t what it seems,
It’s just a catalyst you see
For finessing the woman
You’re meant to be.

Poetry

Wrinkles and Strength – a poem for midlife ladies

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By: JANA GREENE

Girl, you leave that neck alone,

Did somebody tell you

before you were grown,

That our necks get crepey when we’re older,

That we lose our shine,

That we lose our smolder?

Did they warn you about the cellulite?

Did they tell you it would be a fight

To keep your value as you age?

Psh, girl..

You turn that page.

Girl, you hold your head up high,

You’ve worked a lifetime

Getting by,

“We’re getting old!”

We bitch and moan,

We gotta leave

Those negative words alone.

Be kind to yourself

About the lines on your face.

That body spawned humanity,

Show it of a little grace!

They don’t get to dictate

How our lives are spent,

Asking if the best has passed,

And where our beauty went.

We “get” to grow old

And the deeper we delve,

The more we learn

To love ourselves.

Embrace the white hair

Don’t run from it far,

It crowns you like

The queen you are,

And know your value

Show yourself love.

Your newfound confidence

It fits like a glove!

Wear bright colors,

Grow your hair,

Dance to music,

If you dare,

And rest in knowledge

That all along,

The things that gave you wrinkles

Have also made you strong.