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Wistful Aging

Age gracefully…that’s what I’ll do
Going to ignore the lines, how about you?
Inner beauty is what really counts
I happen to love my drooping mounts

Absolutely no Botox or fillers for me
Another varicose vein, Yipee
I’ll learn to love myself, no matter what
I will forever have my untucked gut

Graceful and elegant, that’s what I am
I will tell those cosmetic companies to scram
Lip plumping or lipo…no darn way!
And as for my hair…I will let it go gray

Facelifts are for the weak, you know
I happen to adore the feet of the crow
I’ll snub my reflection, chuckling a little at me…
For shunning pricey moisturizers provides me with glee 

I don’t need any convertible or flashy car
My beauty shines really brightly, from afar 
Who cares about the rolls, seeming to multiply each day?
No staples for me, I don’t care what I weigh

Dark circles make my eyes look cute
And those saddlebags are really a hoot
Juvederm and Radiance ….what a waste
On this mug, parentheses DO have a place

Lasik-I sincerely think not
That bifocal look is certainly hot
A new boytoy-There will be none of that
Though I’m sure he’d dig my charming back fat

The bell, oh no, I don’t mean to be crass
I guess I dozed off in Algebra Class
I must have been close to 40 in that frightful dream
And I was just about to let off a really loud scream

Nevertheless, my dear friends, I do so solemnly vow
To go off and age gracefully…at least for now
That's need for the third degree
I promise to not get my first brow lift…until I’m at least 23

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011

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Date: 1/8/2012 6:13:00 PM
Natalie-Congrats on your high placing in my Sneezing Limericks Contest and for this doozy of a write on aging. Yes, it is a wonderful attitude about how we can age gracefully...that's just what I'll do too!! You'll be happy to know that your limerick was judged in a final round at the ice cream parlor this evening and one of the male judges just belted out a great laugh after reading yours..he wasn't gonna NOT LET IT GET LESS than TOP 3. ha ha. All the best, great writer! Gwendolen
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Date: 1/4/2012 12:37:00 PM
Congratulations on making it through the 1st round of PoetrySoup International Contest. Wishing you the best in the finals Natalie. Love, Carol
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Date: 1/3/2012 8:04:00 AM
beautiful poem, women need to read this!!!
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Date: 12/31/2011 10:42:00 AM
Congratulations Natalie on making it to the first round with this down to earth write, I enjoyed the smile. Best to you in the contest~Caryl
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Date: 12/31/2011 7:59:00 AM
so funny yet only because you haven't passed 40 LOL..line 4 maybe you want [mounds] I assume you mean breasts! [Maybe not? hmm] Nice to see you in the winners circle! Light & Love
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Date: 12/28/2011 6:25:00 PM
this is awesome and you are thru to round two of the big Soup contest with this fun write, Natalie. Way to Go!
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Date: 9/28/2011 8:42:00 AM
Hi N~, ( again ) * here is another contest I did not congratulate..., stopping by AGAIN to give warm congratulations on my old contest. Sorry, I forgot to leave you a thank you *comment* of appreciation~ I hope you don't mind my copy paste congratulations.. Don't worry I have read this many times. lol. or how else would have I closed it with out reading. Can you accept my apology and old congrats on your poem. .p.d. the late bloomer
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Date: 9/21/2011 3:07:00 PM
Congratulations on your win in the contest of P.D. "Your (OWN) Favorite Poem" Natalie. Love, Carol
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Date: 9/20/2011 6:58:00 PM
Congrats Natalie on a fab fourth place with this fav poem of yours luv.. awesome as your new name luv..
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Date: 9/20/2011 12:40:00 PM
Congratultions on the win in the contest of P.D., natalie
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Date: 9/20/2011 12:11:00 PM
To everything there is beauty. To everything there is an admirer. Congratulations on your win.
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Date: 8/29/2011 1:50:00 AM
ok back again --I replied over there in Chris' blog too ;) (sorry I keep coming back here, since I don't want to click on your name in case you entered my contest)....I'm gonna list here some off the top of my head for you to give the symbols of: Molybdenum, Selenium ,Silver, Iron, Nickel, Copper, Uranium, Potassium (oh gosh, all of these ARE in the periodic table,right?? haha!!) well see you around :D
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Date: 8/29/2011 1:38:00 AM
I just read your very nice comments, aww shucks, thank you very much for that, made me all smiley :D--and please don't be sorry for bringing out the nerdy chemist mode in him-- lol I think he lives for that kind of stuff ;)! & hmm as for helping you out--Chem made me cry & sad a lot--I flunked my Chem units in college lol! ...& both my parents are chemists! oh blush, blush!! But I can try to help you out with the memorization stuff (not the nitty gritty!!) I believe that is Chris' forte ;)
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Date: 8/28/2011 12:25:00 AM
This got me chuckling, Natalie! Oh, how much I could relate to this! Count me in that age gracefully club! And your twist at the end was so much fun, haha! Super enjoyed reading this and can I just add, I saw your bio pic, you certainly don't need those artificial beauty regimens/procedures!! You are one very beautiful lady! Super congrats on your win!! :D
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Date: 8/27/2011 11:20:00 PM
Hey, way to go for aging gracefully. A very entertaining read for sure. Congratulations on your win in Debbie's contest~!
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Date: 8/27/2011 10:39:00 PM
Congrats Natalie on your big win with this magnificent piece in dream on contest luv.. great write ...
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Date: 8/27/2011 7:40:00 PM
Got a chuckle..Congrats on your win with this great one..Sara
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Date: 8/27/2011 7:37:00 PM
Congratulations on your well deserved placement in Debbie Guzzi's "Dream On" contest Natalie. Love, Carol
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Date: 8/27/2011 6:25:00 PM
Love the twist you took with this dream contest!!!! Fun and so much truthful honesty!!! Great poem, Natalie !! Congratulations!!
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Date: 8/27/2011 4:52:00 PM
A very humorous write Natalie. Congratulations on your win.
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Date: 7/3/2011 6:43:00 PM
LOVE love love this poem! i wish there was a way to get everyone to see it - I hope they choose this for a featured poem, though someone told me it was random by computer. i don't know, but this deserves to be seen. it's fantastic! hope you are liking being a member :)
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Date: 7/2/2011 4:36:00 PM
LOL This is hilarious, Natalie. When you get to be 60, I hope you still accept aging gracefully. Awesome poem for my favorites! Love it! Best wishes, carolyn
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Natalie The Rogue Rhymer
Date: 7/3/2011 11:07:00 AM
Carolyn-I am so glad you like it. It's such an honor to have someone like you favorite it. Happy 4th of July!!!! Love, Natalie
Date: 6/25/2011 11:51:00 PM
YOu felt this way in high school? OH MY! wEll, early forties I was at my height of glory. no joke. I got down to my trimmest weight and felt so great. after 50, not so great. hahaha. Maybe you will be the lucky one with continued good health etc. enjoy the 40's while you can, sweetie.
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Natalie The Rogue Rhymer
Date: 7/3/2011 11:08:00 AM
Thank you Hon! I will try! I am hitting the gym a few times a week. I will use your story as inpiration to get in my best shape ever, too :)