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In Forty-Five Years

Poem by Peggy Godfrey

Life – July 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine


I’ve learned to see the mountains,

as more than stone and mud

come to know my neighbors

as more than flesh and blood

I’ve grown to see the work I do

as more than passing time

Poetry means more to me

than getting words to rhyme

I’m now aware each day is more

than getting on with life

I see myself as more than just

my role as mom or wife

Life offers me a framework

like bones stripped bare and white

What I can do is flesh them in

with muscle, love, and light.

©1993, Peggy Godfrey, all rights reserved.