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May I Ask Your Name, Please

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May I Ask Your Name, Please


An old face looks into a mirror,
the confusion floats over her,
struggling with her memory.
Who are you she wonders?
I am a young girl,
just seventeen,
this summer!
See my,

It is pink and frilly and pretty,
mother made it for my party!
She smiles at the reflection,
but it fades and withers,
leaving an old face.
Oh hello dear!
May I ask,
your name,


October 17, 2013

Nonet x2

Written for the contest, Nonet, theme Old Age, Dr. Ram Mehta

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  1. Date: 4/13/2014 1:40:00 PM
    Remembrance...but not recognition; a stark reality of old age. sad but lovely write. // paul

  1. Date: 10/27/2013 1:01:00 PM
    a sad but thoughtful write here, my friend - very moving indeed

  1. Date: 10/25/2013 12:05:00 PM
    So sad BW but lovely just the same. Hope you're doing well :)

    sufian Avatar shamil sufian
    Date: 11/1/2013 4:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Very good!
  1. Date: 10/23/2013 8:27:00 PM
    Hi Broken,, awesome Nonet form :) congrats... Love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 10:25:00 PM

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 4:57:00 PM
    Such a lovely expression with bittersweet sentiment. Lovely. Congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 10:33:00 AM
    So happy to see yours on the winners list! Congrats on your winning nonet! Love and blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 9:58:00 PM
    Forgetfulness with old age, but a child remains within. Funny and powerful. Love it!

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 11:36:00 AM
    Very tender and sad. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 6:01:00 AM
    Sad that this happens in the aging but sometimes it happens in those not so old..Enjoyed reading your winninig work..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 1:35:00 AM
    A wow poem, Constance. You do sad so well!! congratulations.

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 11:51:00 AM
    wonderfully written, congrats on your well deserved first place win :)

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 10:10:00 AM
    Oh wow.......this tugs at the heart. It is an honor to share placement with this poignant poem ! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 6:21:00 AM
    Congrats on the first place win in my contest, Constance

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 12:05:00 PM
    An excellent write from the perspective of the person with dementia! My grandfather regressed to a young man at the end of his life. Seeing himself in a mirror would upset him terribly. Thanks for sharing and best wishes in the contest...Love and blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 9:25:00 AM
    this is such a deep write.... always..PD

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 7:36:00 AM
    This is tremendous, an incredible write for the contest Constance! I surely enjoyed reading this amazing poem this morning! What a lovely piece, quite a phenomenal poem my friend, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 10:14:00 PM
    Thanks for the entry, Constance

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 4:15:00 PM
    sometimes reality strikes ..yet we shouldn't feel badly ..well written...good luck in the contest!