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Face: A Poem

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Erin is a writer and content creator from Georgia, United States. She loves coffee, books, and puppies.

'Old Woman Closing Her Eyes' by Cristian Newman on Unsplash

'Old Woman Closing Her Eyes' by Cristian Newman on Unsplash


The lines on my face tell a story,

Some of pain and others glory,

Of how I've learned and matured,

Of what I've loved and endured.

So, do not ask me to smooth them out,

Hide away or shoulder your doubt,

Though you may turn away in disdain,

Remember someday you will face the same,

For now, you may revel in youthful blooms,

Enjoy your freshness as winter looms,

And though my visage may be weathered,

My heart and soul will stay untethered,

By remembering the liveliness of my youth,

And letting my face reflect wisdom, years, and truth.



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'Young At Heart' by Frank Sinatra

Comments

Erin Bower (author) from Georgia on July 23, 2020:

Thank you!

Erin Bower (author) from Georgia on July 23, 2020:

Thank you for your kind words!

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on July 21, 2020:

I'm proud of every line on my face. And your incredible poem should be read by everyone over 40...or 50. Thanks for telling it like it is.

Congratulations on being featured on Letterpile!

SHARON SIGEI from Nakuru on July 21, 2020:

great piece

Lorna Lamon on July 20, 2020:

An inspiring poem reminding us of the benefits to ageing gracefully. Loved it.

Ankita B on July 19, 2020:

Wonderful poem.