Life’s Twilight Years

Life’s Twilight Years

life's twilight years


Entering into life’s twilight years
Does not mean a sorrowful ending.
It can be the beginning of peace
And acceptance of all life’s learning
That has brought one to this time and age,
And made us who we now are today.

Let not the gloaming be a night light,
Which fades along with the morning dew,
Let it be a beacon of joyous
Gratitude for waking to the dawn,
Another dawn of hope and the chance
To give and receive a day of love.

For, it is love that is the life of life,
The very core of peace and harmony.
Let the sun set on love and rise on love,
To guide you through another day of joy.
Enjoy each moment, each day of life.
Embrace and cherish those whom you love.

Let nature show you the way in life
Of peace and balance, love so divine.
Let love and light shine upon others,
And reflect back to your heart and soul.
Be all you can be in this moment
Of time, let each day be a time to love.

© 2016 Phyllis Doyle Burns

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I have always liked to write. It is important to me that writing comes from my heart and soul. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. I began writing content online in 2007, starting with BellaOnline - A Voice For Women, where I was the Native American Editor, Folklore & Mythology Editor, and the Appalachian Editor. I also wrote articles for The Examiner, Daily Two Cents, and Yahoo. I am a freelance writer for Fiverr. I am currently an author on HubPages, a member/author of the Maven Coalition, and Senior Editor and an author for The Creative Exiles. Most of what I write takes a lot of research and I love it. Even if it is a fictional story, I will research for accuracy in whatever it takes to make my characters, their era, their location, etc. become realistic to the reader. I hope you enjoy my works. Thank you for visiting.

8 thoughts on “Life’s Twilight Years

  • November 30, 2016 at 9:23 PM

    Yes we were thinking the same thing Phyllis. Very emotively expressed of this one truth that can transform life altogether. Lovely and very inspirational work my friend.

  • December 1, 2016 at 5:05 AM

    Beautiful , I too have been contemplating these years , I’m 62 and thinking about all of my life like its nearing the end ,a lot of the time , realizing that there is , first , no control over the ending . We can love those around us even though it may never be returned to our liking . We can care when it doesn’t come back ,………..and yesterday I met an elderly couple who are 83- and 84 years old , still working together every day and loving life ! Pheeew! Keep smiling my friend.

    Great write Phyllis. Never stop.

    • December 1, 2016 at 8:54 AM

      Thank you very much, Ed. 83 and 84, still working together, loving life – now, that is very inspiring.

  • December 2, 2016 at 2:55 PM

    Such an inspirational write Phyllis..I too think twilight years have its own charm when one can look back and understand life through the wisdom gained through the smiles and tears of the past..thank you so much for sharing your beautiful words..

    • December 2, 2016 at 3:40 PM

      Anjana, I always love to hear from you. Your kind comments and support are valued as encouragement for me. Thank you so much.


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