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Mirror on the Wall

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Mirror on the Wall

What was is now in
the past
How those years do
not last
A look at your
younger self 
No longer appears in
the mirror
Ticking of the
clock,
 then time seemed so
slow
Now it flies like
the blink of the eye
Another week  passes
by
The hair once flowed
vibrant in color
Now thinning with
strands of white
The skin had a nice
healthy glow
Now wrinkles and
lines flow
Youth has come and
gone
Mirror on the wall
when did my youth
take that fall.




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  1. Date: 11/5/2013 4:11:00 PM
    Love it ,,,,, this is so true. I just turned 58 Oct 7th,,, my mom always did say " your're not going to be young forever. So enjoy it while you can. Very nice write Phyl, and thank you for coming to read my SKY DANCER,, have an awesome day ;}

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 9:22:00 AM
    Yep. I resemble this poem of yours, Phyllis, unfortunately. Still, I have led a very colorful life and survived to be who I am today. I have forgiven all that merited forgiveness and then forgave myself who needed it most of all. 'm on the short end of the stick as for as living goes, and I am at peace with the world, and most importantly, with me. Thanks for the read.

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 7:02:00 AM
    ... then there is something wrong with your mirror Phyllis ... Buy a mirror that is younger .... - Young at heart ... young in mind .... -Well written! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 12:26:00 AM
    Clever and contemplative humor. Enjoyed the creativity :)

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 12:59:00 PM
    poetry not only rhyming but also being more meaningful. with substance that concerns all of us. good one.

  1. Date: 10/26/2013 11:15:00 PM
    The last time I was asked for my ID at a local bar (about 12 years ago), I took it as the best compliment I had received in a while. If I look like I'm under 21 at the age of 44, then I must be doing something right. This is a very descriptive write.

  1. Date: 10/26/2013 6:16:00 AM
    Inspiring expressions on the life we live, quite emotional and thoughtful, Phyllis

  1. Date: 10/26/2013 2:02:00 AM
    I can tell you exactly when. It is around age 50 to 60. hahaha. sorry, just had to get that in. WE still have some good years left in us, dearie. Luv ya and your poem!!