Midlife Crisis

by | May 15, 2013 | Poetry | 0 comments

As I stand looking in the mirror
Who is it that I see?
For I no longer recognise
The person reflected back at me

Naturally my youthful glow
Has long since passed with age
And the silver streaks in my thinning hair
Are somewhat kind of vintage

I’ve not yet reached the menopause
But my body is showing signs
With hot flushes and mood swings
My face now aged with lines

As I look back on my life so far
I ask, what have I achieved
Suddenly I realise
Why I feel so aggrieved

So many dreams and hopes have I
Yet only some have come true
It’s not for want of trying
But what else can I do?

I’d love to teach, or heal the sick
Or retire and just have fun
So many things I’d love to do
Before my life is done

I feel like I’m invisible
Frustrated all the time
I need to get good strong grip
On this current life of mine

It’s time I spent some time alone
So I may search my soul
To put some meaning back in my life
Before I get too old


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