This Face

Weathered, old
and grizzled too
this face that stands
and looks at you.
What attraction
to be found
when greying stubble
and lines abound.
Eyes that burned
like jade afire
now are faded
stripped of desire.
Lips once warm
and yearning kiss
now dry as bone,
cracked and split.
Age has taken
wicked toll
once young and sweet
now weathered, old.

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24 Responses to This Face

  1. gdalexander says:

    Your knack for imagery is sharp. Thanks for sharing this. I have followed you and look forward to reading more.

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    -G.D.

  2. fortyoneteen says:

    Your eyes are green?

  3. zara M. says:

    when you think about aging you feel sad as if old persons no more wanted this is our the biggest fear yet its the cycle of life
    i loved your piece keep it up
    best regards
    zara

  4. fibee5 says:

    great poem ๐Ÿ™‚ i’m not old but i def feel it lol

  5. 1jaded1 says:

    I’d rather call you wise than old. Yay for eyes of jade.

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