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Bitter Reality

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Bitter Reality

Avoids reflections
Mirror no longer an ally
She watches her youth pass by
Her outlook is bleak
Wants to hold on forever
Blinded by a fantasy

Endless youth she craves
She plays the addicting game
Of needles and lifts and tucks
Grasping at nothing
Chasing the impossible
Inevitable defeat 

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  1. Date: 12/9/2011 7:19:00 PM
    Congrats on this Bitter Reality, Natalie....if the mirror is reflecting "merely" your soul, it would have a gorgeous reflection...the old adage is so true, beauty is only skin deep. ....BTW...on the family feud the other day a very depressing Q was posed to a contestant..at what age does a woman LOSE her sex appeal...SURVEY SAYS.........(are you ready to be depressed?).......40!!!!!!!! I hate that game. lololol. I am provin them wrong. Have a great weekend. Gwendolen

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    Date: 12/10/2011 11:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well Gwen it is LA and all of the fools over there in LA are obsessed w/ youth you know. I'm luck enough to live 1 1/2 hours from LA and were normal here :) We are both proving the survery wrong 'fer sure'.
  1. Date: 12/9/2011 5:39:00 PM
    ahh I am not doing that..but not doing it brings its own blues :( Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/9/2011 2:13:00 PM
    Nicely put Natalie. Congratulations on your win

  1. Date: 12/9/2011 11:41:00 AM
    Congrats on your win Natalie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/26/2011 10:41:00 AM
    You show the depth of your soul and poetry in this amazing piece of poetry.. very enjoyed.... Michael

  1. Date: 11/22/2011 5:26:00 PM
    I really like this piece. It's thought-provoking, sad...and I'm sure every person out there can relate. Creates some strong visuals in the mind

  1. Date: 11/18/2011 9:12:00 AM
    Natalie, I just got it straight from the horse's mouth (so to speak), you have to do your sedoka ON the theme of Ancient Songs. Sorry, sweetie. I love this one. But it's not about ancient songs. (well unless you make the case that her body is ancient.hahaha). Lucky you, dating the jocks. I had to date the guys too old for high school since the high school guys were too unaware of my great charm to even ask me out. hahaha. But I sure had some COOL older guys going out with me when I was only 16 (I met them while clerking at 7.11!!)

  1. Date: 11/17/2011 11:44:00 PM
    Natalie I really like this. It seems that half of Soup are doing their sedokas about "ancient song" and the other half(like you) are doing them on their own topic. I think I misunderstand his rules. I want to be able to do it like yours , on whatever topic appeals to me. I hope he answers me and tells me what to do!

  1. Date: 11/17/2011 10:23:00 PM
    Natalie~Such a true message. No one can beat Mother Time...it's the plastic surgeons who promise quick fixes...inner beauty comes from the creator. Thanks for sharing this wonderful write. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 11/17/2011 9:02:00 PM
    Profound and moving poetry. Thank you for sharing. I truly enjoyed your message in this piece and how the ending phrase captures the whole reflection.