Beauty ages so
The cultural rules apply
We will not deny
The face forms hollows
The lines of age hold their sway
On too soon a day
Beauty ages all
The finest flower in time
Loses her sweet prime
And here we are cruel
Where once we held so high
Turn and just deny
© Helen Valentina 2014, All Rights Reserved
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I have determined to love each and every wrinkle and each and every gray. They may be coming too soon…but, it is happening to all the best people I know. 🙂 I am in good company. Love you, Sis!!
Great attitude dear Sis – the poem was inspired by an article on cosmetic surgery I read at the hairdressers, LOL, so doesn’t really represent my views on the matter so much as society’s. 🙂 🙂
lolololol…..Oh, Helen….I said to myself, “I wonder if this was a hair dresser epiphany?” I know my sis so well.
LOLOL!!! 🙂 🙂 You certainly do!!!!
But for those who love
Wrinkles add, not detract
A dream? No, just plain fact.
Love it, the perfect postscript and answer!! 🙂 🙂
I’ve nominated you for The Field of Flowers Award. Congratulations! For details see the link:
Thank you so much, how very kind of you!! 🙂
Love it and I treasure every one of my wrinkles and gray hairs and the white ones too! I earned every one of them! lol Keep trying to convince myself that I am darned lucky to be this old and look this good! A girl can dream right?
She certainly can! Good on you for such a great attitude!! 🙂
I am determined to grow old gracefully, even if my midriff refuses to comply.
My midriff is similarly anarchic!! 🙂 🙂
as much as times I look in the mirror and ask where did I go, I would rather that than the knife and end up looking like a cat 😉
Exactly!! Can’t understNd anyone having surgery they don’t have to have…. 🙂
Vanity… I’m afraid, is one thing that likely causes the most issues with people, especially women. Too bad that most do not see the beauty of their snowy crowns or the lines on their faces that displays wisdom of a life well-lived instead of something that needs to be covered up, sucked out, surgically removed, etc….
Very nice writing Sis xxxx
Very true, thanks Roxi!! 🙂
If only the beholders could age with the beauty and truly see how much more beautiful those character marks and especially what lies beneath make it. 🙂
Very true, thanks!! 🙂
I saw an article on a book that I would like to own where they took pictures of these beautiful vivacious women who were older. Grandmother age. The book had quotes and little snippets about each woman they were some of the most beautiful women I have seen. They had a sense of self and confidence younger women don’t possess
Sounds like a wonderful find, thanks for sharing!! 🙂
A perfect series of continuous thought that exposes the thesis eloquently. Nicely done Helen.
Thanks Mike!! 🙂
this is so lovely Helen! as long as it represents a life well lived, its all good I guess 🙂 aging and being the victim of time is inevitable..gotta make the best of it!
Very true, thanks so much!! 🙂 🙂
How lovely and true you are amazing!
Thank you, that is so kind!! 🙂
This is wonderful, Helen. I am so impressed with your writing! When are you compiling these into a book? o_-
Thank you so much. I haven’t really thought about publishing my poetry, I’ve been spending my time on publishing novels. Food for thought though, so thanks for the support! 🙂
Always! I don’t always comment, but I make sure to swing through your site on one of my sites!
I’m intrigued to see what ageing will be like in the future, but probably because I’m assuming that where lifespans have already increased quality of life will come to increase too. Fingers crossed…
Yes, I agree, let’s hope for the best!! 🙂
It’s great to realize that a time we called that time will one day come.
Very true, thank you!! 🙂 🙂