Almost 50



Where do I belong?

Right now…

I ask myself and like a misplaced puzzle piece

I’m missing.

Closer to 50 now

than ever before

and I ponder meaning differently

than ever before.

Where do I belong?

Not here…

but where?

I ask myself, in the morning hours

while others sleep.

I wonder,

have I lived it all out,

used up my “pass”,

exhausted grace?

The answers that were clear

10, 20, 30 years ago seem hazy.

Half a century,

and she

with me

a decade plus three.

I so long for her to feel she belongs,

yet understand that fitting in

is overrated.

He never fit in.

Never belonged.

Was out of place,

but lived by grace

and faith.

Never one who did not belong, did not fit in than this

One God, Man, King of Heaven

who gave up the ultimate place of belonging…

so that we


belong to Him.

Lord, You alone are my song and my praise.


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Published by enthusiasticallydawn

Dawn Paoletta is a life enthusiast who loves to juggle words, chug coffee, and journal excessively. You can find her gathering stones on the beach most mornings. She enjoys hanging out with her hubby, daughter and family pets in Narragansett, RI and shares her passion, poetry and prose @Enthusiastically, Dawn.

7 thoughts on “Almost 50

  1. Hi Dawn – I so get this! I never feel like I belong wherever I am. Crazy – maybe that’s the deep yearning for our home in heaven that has always floated more on my surface. Love knowing there are kindreds like you out there. Blessings!


  2. So hard when you’re young, but, oh, the freedom and wisdom of age to realize we just passing through this world and it’s only our temporary home. Of the world but not in it. I no longer want to be one of the cool kids.


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