I like rhyming poems and this one rhymed well. To answer your question yes this does apply to me. I think once we figure out who we are then life is that much easier. I hope your peace and joy continue.
The ability and willingness to accept and face the truth of who you truly are takes strength and courage. Some truths can be hard to face and admitting to our faults fully and honestly can be a daunting task. Inorder to grow, we must be willing to do it. If you have mastered this difficult task, you are powerful.
You were 35? How wonderful to have had these many years to be the positive thinker you are. And a lifetime of enjoying and writing poetry - how rewarding.
This is an enjoyable place to write and "talk" with folks, don't you think?
And read their works and be read.
Thank you for sharing your latest!
Katharine - pome lover
Such a lovely poem you have given us. We can simply worry ourselves to death. My favorite line is your last regarding peace and joy. While difficult, we have to look for it every single day, even in the smallest of things. I oftentimes find this a struggle, but life will pass us by, if not.
Great job with this short, lovely poem.