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Below is the poem entitled Gogyohka which was written by poet Joyce Johnson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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time, that unrepentant thief
steals the roses from my cheeks
leaving wrinkles in their place
my only recourse is
to turn mirrors to the wall.

Copyright © Joyce Johnson

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  1. Date: 11/10/2012 5:50:00 PM
    Joyce, :-) CONGRATULATIONS!!! Enjoyed reading the poem you entered in Joann's "Gogyoka" contest. Always & Forever * PD

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 1:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on another well deserved win Joyce xx

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 3:07:00 PM
    Joyce, Congrats on your well deserved first in Joann’s contest!

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 10:48:00 AM
    Congratulations on your super win in Joann's "Gogyoka" contest Joyce. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 4:47:00 AM
    wow!Congrats on a top win with this lovely Gogyoka, Joyce!

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 9:44:00 PM
    This is beautiful. Many congrats for this win Joyce.

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 7:11:00 PM
    congrats Joyce on your special win, Ah the treasure of time, well said, hugs vie

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 5:17:00 PM

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 4:08:00 PM
    wow, another awesome one on the winners' list. I am loving these.

  1. Date: 10/27/2012 10:31:00 AM
    But Joyce, look at your wonderful poetry, surely time is proving an asset, it certainly has brighten soup up...

  1. Date: 10/26/2012 8:04:00 PM
    Yes Time is such a thief.Enjoyed your poem very much Joyce.

  1. Date: 10/25/2012 9:48:00 AM
    Cute one..Got a chuckle..It is hard adjusting to the facts of aging isn't it..Enjoyed reading this one..If for a contest, sure to be in the winners' list..Thanks for stopping by...Sara

  1. Date: 10/25/2012 7:57:00 AM
    i can so relate to this one! well said, joyce!

  1. Date: 10/25/2012 3:13:00 AM
    I am quite sure that you have aged beautifully. Love your poem.