Not Too Bad, Considering

Written by: Carrie Richards



I bare myself, to take a better view
I wonder if I can recall her name     
Is she the girl that yesterday once knew?    
Familiar face, I see, but what remains    
Of silken slender curves, is not the same...    
And while I take a deeper look at you,   
I frown and recognize  a scar or two   
Then sigh, and long to see a flickering
Of tender years within the mirror's hue
But then, I'm not too bad, considering...

I stare at her, and see beneath her brow    
The child-like girl who fought against the tide     
Would I go back in time, again, somehow?    
Erase each  wound, along with all the pride?    
I think it best to see the brighter side 
My years have earned the badges of my scars   
I know much more of beauty, now by far,
I come with life's experience and quest 
I smile, again, to see the girl you are
Well,.... not so bad, considering what's left


Inspired by Cyndi's Contest: "Birthday Suit"