Fountain of Youth

Fountain of Youth

How I long for
the spontaneity of youth
Driven by fervid emotion
That carefree blindness
to all that fears me now
A life void of devotion
 
No one is there any longer
to catch me if I fall
There is too much to chance
Is the risk worth the loss?
Mine alone to bear
Or do I take a different stance? 
 
Oh, to reverse the aging process
That takes away looks
as well as confidence
Always second guessing 
Doubting intelligence and
questioning one’s prominence

 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Youthful - WotD
Fervid - RDP
Reverse - FOWC


Image by Peter H from Pixabay 

  5 comments for “Fountain of Youth

  1. September 26, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    Great post. Love the poem. Beautiful and Insightful! I wrote a little while ago a blog titled “Activate Your Own Fountain of Youth” https://authorjoannereed.net/activate-your-own-fountain-of-youth/ – Check it out!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 26, 2019 at 10:22 pm

      Thank you JoAnne. I read your blog. It was great!

      • September 26, 2019 at 10:24 pm

        Thanks Christine😀🙏. Glad to hear you liked it! The Fountain of Youth seems to be the source of great creativity for both of us 👍👍!

  2. October 18, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    Thank you for this poem. I felt sad reading it, though I know this youth is something available for us to access when we are present and connected to this moment. Then, the heaviness, the burden, and all the fears dissolve.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 19, 2020 at 7:01 pm

      Thank you so much. Yes, you are right, when we stay in the moment we become more vital. It is sometimes hard to achieve that though. Best wishes to you ☺️

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