My Spirit So Young

I vow not to give up on life.  Through the years, my body will tire; but my spirit will be like a seeded field in midwinter that dreams of running brooks and flowering valleys.  I will stand and accept the winters of my grief through the wonderment of the seasons passing by.  I vow that I won’t let sorrow determine my state of health and lead me to hide from the dread of death; but instead, I shall stand by my knowledge of Heaven’s open doors.  When my limbs no longer move, my spirit will sing with all its might.  I vow to keep the youth in me that frolics with the breeze and writes poems to his beloved.


Featured in "Mature Years" Magazine, Summer of 2012

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Isaac Eustice
23 days

Beautiful! Bravo

Robert L. Martin
almost 3 years

Thank you Catherine. I get inspired by your writing. I think it is beautiful. I wan tto more of your poems. My favorite one of yours is "The Midnight Hour." I think that is the name. I've read it many times.

C.R.Stanger
almost 3 years

a poem id like to keep close as i grow older...i liked it after i read the first two lines..then by the end realized i had to favorite it...the subject matter is of course moving but how its actually given is why i must favorite...your an inspiration..not surprised though..ive missed Robert poems..

Robert L. Martin
over 3 years

Thank you, Jenifer. This was the publication that I was most proud of being published in. It has a circulation of about 60,000.

J Ann Crowder
over 3 years

Very nice! This is the attitude we all should have.

J Ann Crowder
over 3 years

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