Saturday, January 03, 2009

I don't remember
What my face
Looked like before
Tiny thin crows
Feet began to
Faintly form
Around my eyes
And laugh lines
Around my mouth
Forming a paranthesis
Both of which were
Caused by laughing a lot
But I'm proud
Of these spider web
Wrinkles that will
Deepen over time.


Relyn said...

Hi, Lori. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I am glad for the chance to "discover" you. I have to tell you that I love the beautiful, healthy attitude conveyed in this post. When did it become such a crime to age? I can't believe how many people ask me if I am going to color my hair. Heck NO!! Well, on most days my answer is a heck no.

Ruth said...

Good for you. My mom taught me to appreciate aging.

Lori said...

Thank you both Relyn and Ruth! My mom has a positive attitude about aging too. I love that! I'm 32 and when I looked in the mirror about a year ago I noticed these lines and I was thinking when and where did these come from?! It has taken a year to be able to get some words to paper about it though. I do wish that people would see aging as something wonderful though.

Samosas for One said...

Thanks for the comments you left on my blog.

It is great to hear someone's pride in their age rather than just complaining about it!

Lori said...

Thank you! It is a process to that find that pride, especially in our society where youth is worshipped, but it's time for us to love with compassion who we are - love ourselves for being ourself.

Vintagedivva said...

That was beautiful Lori!
I hope that you have an amazing year and all of your dreams come true!
Keep on creating girl!!!!!!

"A Gradual Awakening"

Lori said...

Thank you Nikki!!!! Happy New Year to you too! I also hope your dreams come true this year too!

Christina said...

This is wonderful! Hooray for women who embrace the days to come! ; )

We are a smart group of women!

Lori said...

Thank you Christina! Lets all continue to embrace it, love it!

Gillian said...

Aging is a blessing.
Our outer shells can do what they will, it's high time our society focused on what matters, the core.
I loved getting your comment, thank you so much!

Lori said...

Thank you Gillian! I completely agree with you, it is high time to focus on our core = soul, love those type of important things. :)

mademoisellechitchat said...

Wonderful usage of imagery.

Question - are you from Suwanee, GA? I am wondering if you are Christina's friend who has been stopping by my blog.

Come back now, hear!

Lori said...

Thank you so much for the comment about my imagery.
Yes, you are correct on all accounts I am from Atlanta, Georgia, and I'm one of Christina's friends, and I have been browsing your blog. I didn't leave a comment on there, (I'm a bit shy) but I really enjoyed your creative, honest posts. Thanks!

mademoisellechitchat said...


I do hope that you eventually comment. My blog is a warm place. ;)

I'll admit that poetry is usually not my "thing." It took a graduate class to "kill" it for me.

Lori said...

Thank you. I know that it a warm inviting place, but I'm shy. Oh yes those classes do it for you. Were you writing poetry or were you studying the classics? I'm not too much into the classics or anything like that. Give me some Plath, Ginseberg, Angelou, Olds, Oliver, and Rumi, my favorites, I could read those all day! :)

pattie said...

I am 57 years YOUNG!....And my life lessons are written on my face...but they all bring LOVE to my heart!!
This is a wonderful poem Lori...and thank you for all the kind and wonderful comments....It is always a joy to see you...
Artfully Yours,

Lori said...

Thank you Patti. YES wear those life experiences with pride. I really want to embrace my age head on and be content and happy with my life experiences. We are all beautiful especially with age. :)