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Part of Who We Are

Connie Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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Part of Who We Are

Inexorable march of wrinkles can't stop,
Inching closer every day we do
It seems the elderly are them not us
There's no starting anew

A stubborn streak of faith some needs
Some may eat until their wrinkles out fill
Neurotic solutions brain creates,
Visions of Barbie doll some will

Fake boobs perk though butt droops still
Disgracefully aging some will play
Airbrushing out their lives and why?
We can't slow age or delay

Wrinkles antique smiles they are
It's part of who we are your age
A unique patina our wrinkles we have,
Don't diminish your worth so life engage


For Roy Jerden's contest, "To Yoda, An Ode"

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  1. Date: 3/27/2013 4:43:00 PM
    Connie, this is very clever, i like the winning poem, Congrats~SKAT

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 4:38:00 PM
    I love this one Connie ..congratulations on your win..Donna

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/22/2013 6:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Donna thanks for your congrats. Much appreciated. Have a great weekend. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 4:26:00 PM
    CONNIE, a nice winning poem... many congrats :-).... always & forever* PD

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/22/2013 6:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the congrats. It means a lot, warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 10:55:00 AM
    So true nice message and poem! Jen

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/22/2013 12:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your comment Jen. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 9:16:00 AM
    LOve these words of wisdom!! This is one I will keep in my wallet as a great reminder with each passing year!!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/22/2013 9:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sometimes we need to be reminded that growing old is a natural part of life. No matter if your go under the knife each year that goes by is added to your age. Your comment means a lot to me. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 7:01:00 AM
    LOL Words of wisdom--a fun and talented write Connie--congrats!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/22/2013 8:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Craig. I enjoyed writing in this form. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 6:26:00 AM
    haha...Congrats on your win, Connie!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/22/2013 8:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Caleb thanks for the congrats. I enjoyed writing in this style. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 5:54:00 AM
    Excellent poem it be! Write like Yoda, you do. Laugh you make us. On your win congratulations we give!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/22/2013 8:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Roy much thanks for the congrats, you did. Enjoyed Yoda style say I must. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 5:52:00 AM
    Many congrats on your winning spot Connie love xx

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/22/2013 9:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your congrats it means a lot to me. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 2/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
    Ha ha...I was a bit confused at first why you were writing this funny way? Then at the end it all made sence..It was for the contest... I C :o) Truth and wisdom be told,you can hide the world from your age,but you will still yet be old... :o) Loved it! Oh! And thank you for you kind comment on my "The Poet" poem.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/1/2013 1:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dan thank you for your delightful comment. I thought "To Yoda An Ode" would be fun to write, and I was watching the Emmys on TV. The older movie stars all nipped and tucked, holding off the age thing. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 2:10:00 PM
    I enjoyed your verse this afternoon. Light & Love

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 2/28/2013 4:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Debbie for your comment and for stopping by. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 7:30:00 PM
    Amen to this poem!!! I love this and it speaks for many of us!! A beauty comes with experience! :)

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 2/27/2013 4:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Carrie thanks for your added wisdom. These movie stars that are 50 and up look so imperfect. Not a wrinkle and those much older stars I have to laugh. Who are they fooling, not the real down to earth people that see them on TV. They still have to take there clothes off at night and see their actual age. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 5:03:00 PM
    words of wisdom!! I enjoyed this one.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 2/27/2013 4:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea for your comment. I wrote this while watching the award show of the stars. The older ones look not normal. They still have to take there clothes off at night and see there real age. Must be a shock to their system to see their saggy skin in the mirror and look up to see their plastic like face. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 1:50:00 PM
    Haha...can't help but smile when you read this...envisioning Yoda!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 2/26/2013 2:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Caleb for your comment and for stopping by. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 1:42:00 PM
    Some of us feel we have actually earned and enjoyed making every wrinkle and sunspot...I do... many hours spent in nature and sunshine and wind..loved your poem :-) :-)

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 2/26/2013 2:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    So many older actresses look like there plastic barbies but under their clothing they can't hide there age. I just had to express it in a poem. Thanks for stopping by. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 11:02:00 AM
    Connie yep it happens to us all...David

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 2/26/2013 1:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I must have been sleeping writing this. I had to rewrite this poem-Oops, Connie
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 10:42:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your creative work..Wrinkles are not wrinkles but character lines..Enjoyed reading your work this afternoon..Thanks for the visit to my work..Sara

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 2/26/2013 1:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I must have been sleeping when I wrote this poem. I had to rewrite it-Oops. Connie
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 9:32:00 AM
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Light & Love

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 2/26/2013 1:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I must have been sleeping when I wrote this poem. I had to rewrite it-Oops. Connie
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 9:10:00 AM
    This is a very wonderful write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this magnificent poem this morning! What a enlightening piece, quite the intriguing write, Great Work!!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 2/26/2013 1:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I must have been sleeping when I wrote this poem. I had to rewrite it-Oops. Connie