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To carry on our love of all things poetry and to keep the energy high, I will continue to post poems by the contributing poets to the anthology until the Colorado Book Awards on May 21, 2017 (info by clicking here).

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Today’s poem is by contributing poet: Nancy L. Reed

Stages of Her Life

When she was small, she was reprimanded for being too curious.

“Too many questions. You don’t need to know those things.”

When she was a teen, she was chastised for being too talented.

“You shouldn’t show off. Even if you do that so well.”

When she was a working adult, she was downgraded for being too enthusiastic.

“Don’t be so involved. You scare your co-workers.”

Now that she’s old …

She’s invisible.

Ah. Blessed relief.

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