Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence



I am not a fan
Of this growing old
The chaos in my cells
Little girl inside
Old woman outside
The aches and pains
Of an uncooperative body
While my mind still runs through meadows
Memories of 60 years like yesterday
To a time where aging was as futuristic as star travel
“I can’t wait to grow up…”
I am running out of time
“When I am an adult I will…”
There is so much left I want to do
When will I be an adult?
Whispers, “When I am ashes

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #275: Chaos

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

15 thoughts on “Chaos

  1. Oh, man, did you ever nail this one.

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  2. Beautifully-written sentiment, which also hits quite close to home for me!

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  3. Nailed it. The body cringes as the mind wonders. 👀🍃

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  4. At 10, 70 was not an age. It was just a number that applied to grandparents.

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  5. Exactly! Perspective is everything. Like how time flies by now when one day in third grade was an eternity.


  6. Time truly does fly away, and it comes closer than we think. Those final two lines are very powerful and impactful. I just love the confessional honesty of it. ❤ ❤

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  7. “To a time where aging was as futuristic as star travel”

    I remember those thoughts.

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  8. I loved your work today dear Dancing Echoes.

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  9. Thank you so much John.

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  10. You are welcome. I must read to write. Reading awakens my mind.

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