A life

Once again it is time for that wonder of wonders, the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups. And once again the challenge is … well … challenging. Especially in my continued creative slump.  I am not even sure I actually have the right concept of the challenge this week.

But not having a clue has never really stopped me before.

The prompt is inspired by the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in the UK. Since I grew up across the Great Pond, I basically have no idea what that is. Nor do I really have any concept of what it means to live under a Monarch.  If I am understanding it correctly, we are to write a poem that expresses the passing of 60 years (which is also something I don’t have a full grasp on). Fortunately the prompt does not require a comprehension of either the Jubilee or a Monarchy. So here I am a non-poet trying to write a poem about something I really don’t comprehend.

Should be damned good if you ask me!

I am not sure this can technically be called a poem. Not really sure what one might call it. But this is my creation:

Eyes open. Light! Color! Sound! Stimulation! More! More ! More! People! Things! Flavors! Needs! How to get? Joy! Eat! Sleep! Joy! Grow! ..Words .. Learning .. Boundaries .. Joy .. Rules … School … Friends … Testing Limits … Grow … Slight Stress … More School … Grow…. More Rules …. Fitting In …. Stress …. Only Me …. Fear …. Fun …. Fear …. Grow …. PUBERTY ….. Responsibility ….. Respect ….. Thinking Forward ……  Sexuality …… Love …… Stop Growing …… College …… Last Blast ……. RESPONSIBILITY ……. Bills ……. Work ……. Stress …….. Commitment …….. LOVE …….. Marriage ……… Kids ……… BILLS ………. STRESS ……….. Teens ………… Adults …………. Empty Nest ………….. Work …………… Stress ……………. Grandchildren …………….. Joy ……………… Sorrow ……………….. Family ………………… Ownership …………………. Gain ………………….. Loss …………………… Retirement ……………………. Travel …………………….. FAMILY ……………………… Contentment ………………………. Aches and Pains ……………………….. Slowing Down ………………………… A Life Complete Yet Not Over …………………………. What is next?

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