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Monday, February 25, 2008

Wrinkles


For Heads or Tails prompt: Wonder or Wander. This piece could probably be considered for either.


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I wish them gone
and yet they stay
to remind me of
those other days

lines deep upon
my face
stitch my skin
as if to sew
memories
firmly to my soul.

If I erased them
from my face
would other memories
take their place?


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30 comments:

Skittles said...

Wrinkles and stretch marks both show that we have lived.

Boy, oh boy, have I lived!!!

Sherry said...

I'm happy to have my wrinkles -- and how you've described them? Makes me feel good about them. No plastic surgery or botox for me thank you!!!

Misty Dawn said...

I love the way you wrote this - Nope, I wouldn't erase any memories - not even the bad ones, because they help make me what I am.

Picturing of Life said...

^_^ Nice poem :D

I am wondering if you want visit mine :D Thanks

Natalie said...

I'm with Skittles on this one. Wrinkles and stretch marks are signs of living...I may not have the wrinkles yet, but my two kids have given me stretch marks. I've lived! LOL!

giggles said...

What a great thing to wonder!! Always so well done! Love it! I often wonder this myself!

Hugs Sherrie

Alina Sharon said...

There's something very fluent about your structure that I like.

Jen said...

This is really cool! I love your take on the theme! I too, agree that bad/good memories make you what you are!

paisley said...

excellent whimsical look at something i find not the least bit whimsical!!!! thanks for the levity....

Hootin' Anni said...

Did you write this? That is very good!!! I love it.

My HoT entry is posted; hope you can stop by.

Laane said...

Beautifully written.

My "heads or tails" is up ::here::

lissa said...

sew memories firmly to my soul: what great words but we rarely want to keep those lines.

Rambler said...

i really wish they do, they do take the place.

texasblu said...

Lovely twist on something I've always seen as undesirable. For the first time this passt year I looked in the mirror and realized that those crinkly lines on my forehead were permant! Thank you for such a lovely thought this morning. :)

Quiet Paths said...

I've been blessed by not too many of those so far, but his speaks to me - mostly of my Grandma and my mother. Thank you, it is so well said.

noahthegreat said...

What an interesting viewpoint of wrinkles.

Nothing's wrong with them in my eyes, yet, everyone seems to want to get rid of them.

Andrée said...

If they disappeared, you would not be as beautiful as you are now. Neither would any of us. The poem is so lovely, so wistful. My HoT is here. Thank you.

forgetfulone said...

That second stanza is terrific! All of it, but especially. It describes me, too.

Sher :) said...

Would we really choose to have other memories??
Although I've made some bad choices, that have lead to bad memories, thanks be to God that He has worked them all out. So I guess I'll stick with the memories I have. :)

byrningbunny said...

"Every lesson learned, a line upon your beautiful face." The Indigo Girls

That was a very moving piece of poetry. Thank you for sharing that with us.

Your art is incredible.

Vixne said...

Such a beautiful piece. I adore my wrinkles for the very memories that created them.

Great post.

Betty said...

Wrinkles are a sign of wisdom, I guess, lol.

Thank you for visiting me today and leaving a comment. I hope you will visit often.

Vic, the Cariboo Ponderer said...

Like what your wrote. I am not afraid of my wrinkles but at the same time I am very diligent with the cream to keep them at bay as long as possible. I would never have a face lift though

maggie's mind said...

I really enjoyed your poem. It's so true that wrinkles are memories, and I'm content. Although when I'm 98, I might not feel so confident about all that...

Whitesnake said...

I have always found a kind of passion in most of what you write.

This piece is merely a small sample

Dianne said...

I think I need to put this poem up next to the mirror. What a wonderful affirmation of what makes us real.

thanks for stopping by.

I'll certainly return here for inspiration

Sandy M said...

Ok geeez.... shoot me. I would have a face lift today if I didn't have to pay for it. I know, just kick me now.

ren.kat said...

although this has nothing to do with your post: you've been tagged.

Andrée said...

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I like your flame so much. I tend to be drawn to the colors you have here. I love the rich complexity of this.

Would you like to be on One Single Impression blogroll? I am hoping you will say yes!

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

Great question at the end!