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The Wrinkles Justifier

I wear my wrinkles proudly.
In fact, they aren’t so bad.
They show I’m used to laughing
And I’m hardly ever sad!
These crinkles in the corners
Of my sparkling eyes of green
Reveal an inner child
Who’s as sprightly as a teen.

And though I’ve tried to zap them
With peels and botox too,
They’ve had a strong immunity
To staying out of view!
They’re little rascals, just like me,
So clever and headstrong,
That they resurface within months.
They can’t be kept down long!

And why should I erase them?
I still don’t look my age!
I guess I rather need these lines
To look a wee bit sage.
I can’t look TOO much younger
Than how I am perceived,
Or saying I’m a grandma,
I might not be believed!

Imagine me parading
With a face as wrinkle-free
As that of Cher or any 
Other rich celebrity!
Well, since I have no money,
I simply must declare
The wrinkles round about my eyes
I very proudly wear!

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  1. Date: 2/24/2014 4:52:00 PM
    Do you still look good in skinny jeans or does your bum need ironing , lol Delightful as always Andrea.

  1. Date: 2/22/2014 9:03:00 PM
    Andrea What a poem full of wisdom and charm. We all have lines that made us who we are. Nicely done Thanks for the amazing comment on my Pirates poem Hugs

  1. Date: 1/19/2014 4:12:00 PM
    perfectly created and very well constructed

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 12:37:00 AM
    very cute, Andrea : ) It's been forever since I have read some of your work. It's nice to be back. Stay proud - you're an amazing poet. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 11/27/2013 1:02:00 AM
    Hi Andrea, hope you are enjoying your vacation..., Thank you for spreading and sharing your kindness. You know me I’ will always enjoy stopping by with love and support, no matter if I do not Understand what I am reading at times. I am very grateful and thankful to all who have been supportive of me one way or another. Your heartfelt words are the main attraction of who you are… Thanks for your inspiring visit. ----- Happy Thanksgiving ~ LINDA

  1. Date: 11/22/2013 10:46:00 AM
    ANY poem that mentions Cher is an A+ piece in my book and I'm happy you won a contest with this awesome work. Kudos, Andrea! :)

  1. Date: 11/21/2013 6:49:00 PM
    A great tribute to those wisdom lines we all carry as we age, niceky penned Andrea, blessings Carl

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 8:08:00 PM
    Hey Andrea, , Congratulations on your win ~xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 10:49:00 AM
    Beautifully written poem friend Andrea. I also wear my wrinkles proudly..I don't care anyway hahaha..thanks for sharing this and big congratulations on your win ;) ;) Have a nice weekend. Hugs :)

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 6:52:00 PM
    Good for you. Wear them proudly. congratulations on your poem and win. I never saw this contest. I have been having distractions. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 1:31:00 PM
    Avery good poem Andrea, Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 5:36:00 AM
    this is a gem....congrats on your win

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 4:38:00 AM
    - Congrats on your fine win, Andrea. - Have a great weekend.- oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 4:15:00 AM
    Hahaha(giggle) ..... You really made me laugh .... :)))) Congrats on your fine and deserving win ....keep writing ... Hugs and smiles ~Saanvi

  1. Date: 11/13/2013 2:56:00 AM
    I am so proud of this have crafted this work with so much of perfection. Yes ! we all should be proud of our age..wrinkle is just not a sign of age...and yes you don't look like a grandma...i loved this Andrea...faving it now ...cheers !

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 7:06:00 PM
    ~Soup Mail~

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 12:07:00 AM
    Hat off! Show those contours that show the landscape of times you have seen, hehehe...

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 9:07:00 PM
    Yo there crows feet, how yer doin? hahaha. the good thing about these though Petal, is that whatever face you're pulling, people think you're smiling lol from one who knows lol. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 1:30:00 PM
    LOL, had a chuckle here and so true - our laughter lines are beautiful : )

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 9:31:00 AM
    Ha Ha ! Love it! There is a beauty in age that takes years to perfect.