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Wistful Aging

Age gracefully…that’s what I’ll do
Going to ignore the lines, how about you?
Inner beauty is what really counts
I happen to love my drooping mounts

Absolutely no Botox or fillers for me
Another varicose vein, Yipee
I’ll learn to love myself, no matter what
I will forever have my untucked gut

Graceful and elegant, that’s what I am
I will tell those cosmetic companies to scram
Lip plumping or lipo…no darn way!
And as for my hair…I will let it go gray

Facelifts are for the weak, you know
I happen to adore the feet of the crow
I’ll snub my reflection, chuckling a little at me…
For shunning pricey moisturizers provides me with glee 

I don’t need any convertible or flashy car
My beauty shines really brightly, from afar 
Who cares about the rolls, seeming to multiply each day?
No staples for me, I don’t care what I weigh

Dark circles make my eyes look cute
And those saddlebags are really a hoot
Juvederm and Radiance ….what a waste
On this mug, parentheses DO have a place

Lasik-I sincerely think not
That bifocal look is certainly hot
A new boytoy-There will be none of that
Though I’m sure he’d dig my charming back fat

The bell, oh no, I don’t mean to be crass
I guess I dozed off in Algebra Class
I must have been close to 40 in that frightful dream
And I was just about to let off a really loud scream

Nevertheless, my dear friends, I do so solemnly vow
To go off and age gracefully…at least for now
That's need for the third degree
I promise to not get my first brow lift…until I’m at least 23

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  1. Date: 1/8/2012 6:13:00 PM
    Natalie-Congrats on your high placing in my Sneezing Limericks Contest and for this doozy of a write on aging. Yes, it is a wonderful attitude about how we can age gracefully...that's just what I'll do too!! You'll be happy to know that your limerick was judged in a final round at the ice cream parlor this evening and one of the male judges just belted out a great laugh after reading yours..he wasn't gonna NOT LET IT GET LESS than TOP 3. ha ha. All the best, great writer! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 1/4/2012 12:37:00 PM
    Congratulations on making it through the 1st round of PoetrySoup International Contest. Wishing you the best in the finals Natalie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/3/2012 8:04:00 AM
    beautiful poem, women need to read this!!!

  1. Date: 12/31/2011 10:42:00 AM
    Congratulations Natalie on making it to the first round with this down to earth write, I enjoyed the smile. Best to you in the contest~Caryl

  1. Date: 12/31/2011 7:59:00 AM
    so funny yet only because you haven't passed 40 LOL..line 4 maybe you want [mounds] I assume you mean breasts! [Maybe not? hmm] Nice to see you in the winners circle! Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 6:25:00 PM
    this is awesome and you are thru to round two of the big Soup contest with this fun write, Natalie. Way to Go!

  1. Date: 9/28/2011 8:42:00 AM
    Hi N~, ( again ) * here is another contest I did not congratulate..., stopping by AGAIN to give warm congratulations on my old contest. Sorry, I forgot to leave you a thank you *comment* of appreciation~ I hope you don't mind my copy paste congratulations.. Don't worry I have read this many times. lol. or how else would have I closed it with out reading. Can you accept my apology and old congrats on your poem. .p.d. the late bloomer

  1. Date: 9/21/2011 3:07:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in the contest of P.D. "Your (OWN) Favorite Poem" Natalie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/20/2011 6:58:00 PM
    Congrats Natalie on a fab fourth place with this fav poem of yours luv.. awesome as your new name luv..

  1. Date: 9/20/2011 12:40:00 PM
    Congratultions on the win in the contest of P.D., natalie

  1. Date: 9/20/2011 12:11:00 PM
    To everything there is beauty. To everything there is an admirer. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 8/29/2011 1:50:00 AM
    ok back again --I replied over there in Chris' blog too ;) (sorry I keep coming back here, since I don't want to click on your name in case you entered my contest)....I'm gonna list here some off the top of my head for you to give the symbols of: Molybdenum, Selenium ,Silver, Iron, Nickel, Copper, Uranium, Potassium (oh gosh, all of these ARE in the periodic table,right?? haha!!) well see you around :D

  1. Date: 8/29/2011 1:38:00 AM
    I just read your very nice comments, aww shucks, thank you very much for that, made me all smiley :D--and please don't be sorry for bringing out the nerdy chemist mode in him-- lol I think he lives for that kind of stuff ;)! & hmm as for helping you out--Chem made me cry & sad a lot--I flunked my Chem units in college lol! ...& both my parents are chemists! oh blush, blush!! But I can try to help you out with the memorization stuff (not the nitty gritty!!) I believe that is Chris' forte ;)

  1. Date: 8/28/2011 12:25:00 AM
    This got me chuckling, Natalie! Oh, how much I could relate to this! Count me in that age gracefully club! And your twist at the end was so much fun, haha! Super enjoyed reading this and can I just add, I saw your bio pic, you certainly don't need those artificial beauty regimens/procedures!! You are one very beautiful lady! Super congrats on your win!! :D

  1. Date: 8/27/2011 11:20:00 PM
    Hey, way to go for aging gracefully. A very entertaining read for sure. Congratulations on your win in Debbie's contest~!

  1. Date: 8/27/2011 10:39:00 PM
    Congrats Natalie on your big win with this magnificent piece in dream on contest luv.. great write ...

  1. Date: 8/27/2011 7:40:00 PM
    Got a chuckle..Congrats on your win with this great one..Sara

  1. Date: 8/27/2011 7:37:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved placement in Debbie Guzzi's "Dream On" contest Natalie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/27/2011 6:25:00 PM
    Love the twist you took with this dream contest!!!! Fun and so much truthful honesty!!! Great poem, Natalie !! Congratulations!!

  1. Date: 8/27/2011 4:52:00 PM
    A very humorous write Natalie. Congratulations on your win.