Send some poetry to a friend - the love thought that counts!
Poems for the People   -  Poems by the People

About the Poem

As nostalgic as it is, there's surely some personal recompense in seeing our children grown and living self-sufficiently. My personal mentor once told me that I should be proud that my daughters are doing just what I brought them up to do - that is - to be responsible and live independently.

Well, she's been my mentor for my entire life, and she hasn't misdirected me yet. To me, that means it's simply time to think of myself. I want to travel more.. If I haven't seen it, I want to. If I have seen it, I may just want to see it again. Life "beckons" me.

Day of Beckoning

I hear My Day of Beckoning
From Muses to my lair
‘Tis long enough my Reckoning
Life’s Sirens fill the air.

Enough Responsibility
I’ve been grown up too long
I’m ready for Frivolity
To sing that Siren’s Song

No more of this hibernal game
With tufted quilts and snow
I hear Adventure call my name
With all it shall bestow.

A fortnight’s nurturant avow,
Time now to shed that skin
My burdens all are lighter now
New Journeys can begin.

My Quest in life to have some Fun
And write of all I see
I’ll tell you when I’ve touched the Sun
Thence Siren’s Song I’ll be.

So, heed me well, I have forespake
I’ll venture to and fro,
But I know not the road I’ll take
I’ll pave it as I go

Entrust in this, loved ones and friends,
I and my Travelin’ van
Will forge new trails by this year’s end -
I’ll be a Travelin’ Nan.

Is IRony in Hearkening?
Life’s Siren’s luring word?
I hear My Day of Beckoning,
The Sweetest Song I’ve heard?
Unfortunately, this author has failed to maintain a valid email address with us. If you know the author, please ask them to contact us with a current email address.
If you especially appreciated this author, we'll be happy to show you where you might find more of their poems
© 1999 Nancy Ness Please respect the rights of the author and Passions in Poetry. If you would like to use this poem on your own web page, please contact the Author. Thank you.
pipHome | Top | All Poems | About | FAQ | Your Privacy | Contact Us

All poetry is copyright by the individual authors.
All other material on this web site, unless otherwise noted, is
Copyright 1998-2021 by Ron Carnell and Passions in Poetry.
- netpoets 2.8.3 -