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 writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. 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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74 Responses to Golden…

  1. This is delightful! (And I can relate. 🙂)

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  2. Jen Goldie says:

    Thank you for this gift Sue. Lovely. 💜💝

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Ritu says:

    Such beautiful sentiments, Sue 🥰

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  4. Sadje says:

    A beautiful poem about living life

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  5. Lovely, poignant words, Sue. It is good that you still have the mind of a teenager. Mental vitality will help you fight physical weaknesses. xx

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  6. Darlene says:

    A great reminder to enjoy every season of our life. Sending hugs and love. xo

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  7. TanGental says:

    I think feeling springy in autumn is a grand combination even if my face is February grey and my hair a sort of december sleet..

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  8. jenanita01 says:

    We are so glad that your mind still wants to climb trees, Sue… may it never leave you…

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  9. Goff James says:

    Wonderfully penned Sue. I just love Autumn. It always reminds me of my youth; filled with the fragility of magical glorious days. Best Regards.

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  10. willowdot21 says:

    A beautiful poem Sue, a gentle reminder to us all we are but part of nature’s circle. Like you I am in my Autum hurtling into winter. I like you shall try to regret nothing.💜💜💜

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  11. Jim Borden says:

    a wonderful tribute to Autumn…

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  12. V.M.Sang says:

    A beautiful poem, Sue. And I can relate.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Lisa Coleman says:

    A beautifully penned sentiment to autumn, my favorite time of year! I was holding on to every word thinking of my own mortality. 🙂

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  14. Lovely, Sue! I tend to gripe about the aches and changes as I get older. Aging is not for the faint of heart! I imagine your current situation provides a somewhat different perspective this fall. I hope it’s filled with golden moments of every kind. Hugs!

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  15. Loved this Sue, and I remember the picture.

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  16. Beautiful, Sue… 🍂 xo

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  17. Widdershins says:

    If you’re planning any words from beyond the veil, this poem just might be, perfect.

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  18. Eliza Waters says:

    ❤ Very nice, Sue!
    Just what I needed to read to prepare for my birthday next week, keeping it in perpective! 😉

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  19. Very nice, Sue. A beautiful poem.

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  20. dgkaye says:

    Beautiful sentiment in beautiful prose Sue. I’m with you on the beautiful jewels of autumn. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Love this, and the spirit behind it

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Jennie says:

    “My heart can laugh and feel”. You are a wordsmith with heart, Sue. What a lovely poem.

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