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Colors of Aging

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Colors of Aging


Shimmering streaks of silver shine on wisdom's crown. Yellowed skin sagging with time once was smooth and golden brown. Brightly colored memories stream thoughts of long ago, Amber harvests, lush at day's end, we each reap what we sow. Days of gray and darkest nights create an infallible stance. Bright azure, laughing skies chase emerald eyes longing for a dance. A lifetime of dew-kissed rainbows, regrets of scarlet are but a few. Glowing confetti candles spark and float on blessings of true blue. Ev'ry day becomes a hue in mind as beauty fades from aging face. Vivid expressions of joy and love, rich colors lie in folds of grace. By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders For the Paint the World Contest, July 20, 2012

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  1. Date: 7/27/2012 1:47:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Tracie's "Paint The World" contest Rhonda. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 7:08:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Rhonda! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 9:28:00 AM
    congrats Rhonda on a spectacular write and win kkfor this glorious theme of color.. hope u r having a super day luv..

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 6:46:00 AM
    Lovely write this Rhonda...congratulations!

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 4:49:00 AM
    Rhonda congrats on your win, just beautiful..David

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 3:24:00 AM
    This is smashing Rhonda, congratulations on your win xx

  1. Date: 7/21/2012 5:10:00 PM
    wow,I am so amazed how each poet has a different way to be inspired by this contest of Gail's. One of the best contests for inspiring brilliant poetry that I have seen in a while! Love yours.

  1. Date: 7/21/2012 11:49:00 AM
    You capture the essence of aging in your inimitable style. thnx for sharing:) Jag

  1. Date: 7/21/2012 2:01:00 AM
    Rhonda, you certainly painted your world here, love the aliteration in the first line, good luck...David

  1. Date: 7/20/2012 9:29:00 PM
    Yes, I know these bright colors of aging! This is a beautiful write about the slowly aging process! I know we all don't want to get older, but there is something special in living each day to the fullest! What a wonderful poem my friend! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 7/20/2012 8:34:00 PM
    Beautiful imagery in this, Rhonda. I like it. Love, Kim