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OUR “INSIDE” PERSON

WE CAN SEE WHAT ONE “APPEARS” AS,

BUT WE SHOULD TRY TO SEE INSIDE.

“OUTSIDE” LOOKS MIGHT NOW BE LACKING,

YET “INSIDE” BEAUTY MIGHT IT HIDE.

I THINK THAT’S TRUE OF OLDER FOLKS.

WE HAVE WITHERED. WE HAVE WORN,

YET WE’RE LIKELY BETTER “INSIDE”

THAN WE’VE BEEN SINCE WE WERE BORN.

WE LISTEN, BEND, AND REALIZE

WE’RE NOT AS PERFECT AS WE’D THOUGHT. WE’VE SEARCHED THE WORLD MUCH LONGER

AND FOUND MUCH OF WHAT WE’VE SOUGHT.

I KNOW THAT I’M NOW LIVING

MY LAST DECADES HERE ON EARTH,

AND I DO SO NOT WITH SADNESS

BUT WITH CONTENTMENT, JOY, AND MIRTH.

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