My hair’s a mess and lacking life
I’m feeling fat and frumpy.
Although I gave up vanity
A while ago… I’m grumpy.

I ache in bits I will not name
And every bone and tooth,
I don’t mind growing older
But my body misses youth.

I tell myself it’s normal
Just the years are dancing by,
And that going downhill’s faster
So the time is bound to fly…

But why should I regret
That I am part of Nature’s wheel?
My mind is still a teenager,
My heart can laugh and feel…

Of all the seasons of the year
The autumn’s best of all,
When gold and scarlet branches
Wear the jewels of the fall.

I think that I should see
My autumn season as the best…
And paint my days with golden glow
Outshining all the rest.

So that when winter catches me
And paints me white and sere,
I can look back on autumn,
Saying gladly, ‘I was here!’

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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27 Responses to Golden…

  1. Vivian Zems says:

    Sue! You’ve been reading my diary again! How did you know about my aches and pains…. and about missing youth??? Loved this!


  2. quiall says:

    Perfect! Just perfect! It is me to a T.


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  4. Mary Smith says:

    How this resonates! Still, I’ve been to the dentist and had my front filling replaced – without anaesthetic! I love my dentist. I didn’t have to have an Elvis sneer whenever I tried to speak, I could drink coffee straight away and I can smile. I’ll worry about the other things going wrong tomorrow!


  5. Lyn Horner says:

    You read my mind. Lovely words!


  6. This is inspirational, Sue.


  7. willowdot21 says:

    Reblogged this on willowdot21 and commented:
    I know exactly how Sue is feeling !! You will all enjoy her post!!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Eliza Waters says:

    Yes, we should definitely be celebrating our autumn!


  9. I love it! Excellent poetry, Sue. ❤


  10. BRILLIANT! You. Autumn. Your poem. xo


  11. Rae Longest says:

    I hope at the very end someone ELSE will say, “I’m glad she was here.”


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