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I know this isn't exactly a poem, but it is something I felt the need to write.


You know there are days when life seems so special. Like your blessings are brought to the forefront of your daily thoughts. It feels a little like I'm starting over in some regards, with my classes, and going to school. But then I think what a blessing it is to have this wonderful opportunity to learn and grow. It doesn't matter that I'm the oldest one in the classroom. :) That's okay! And in many ways it will help me to grow even more. I have already found several opportunities to help others that are there for the first time. It's a wonderful feeling to have maturity. Well at least in mind and numbers. ha ha!
But really, I have had so many lessons and received so many gifts in life.

Wrinkles are signs of the lessons in life. Wrinkles are worth the time it takes to get them. Oh, I know....you may think no one really wants those! But I really don't mind. You see, each line etched into my face is a part of an experience. A piece of life that I may have had to work hard for, or maybe life threw it at me when I wasn't looking. Or it may be that fit of laughter when the children are playing "build a tent" in the living room and it all falls in when the cat jumps on top and the kids just start giggling and now no one can stop. Or maybe a tear lined the cheek as the joy of seeing my daughter held up for me to see at the moment of her birth. Or the ones I got when I cried for the loss of my Mother and Husband. Or the ones I got the day I watched my son baptize his little sister. You see, lines form and cross over and over as the experiences continue. We grow, we learn, we teach, and every day, we appreciate the gifts of life, the Wrinkles, that God gives us. I want as many lines as I can hold, because I want to experience all the love, all the joy, all the rough roads and even the trials. Because each stop along the road is an opportunity to etch one more line, or two. One more blessing the Lord has allowed me to experience. Life is giving and we need to give back to God, every chance we get, with gratitude for the Wrinkles we accumulate daily.

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angel33614 commented on WRINKLES


beautiful poem my dear friend, so filled with truth and wisedom, bravo! I love your interpretation and vivid descritption, with age comes widedom to see the world of the wise, hard learned and wrinkled with the trials and tribulations of our past experiences, one by one, as the wrinkles mount so does the wisedom of the years. Poetry or not, excellent piece, very insightful and introspective to say the least! Purity of the soul, journey well!!! with grace and humility ANGEL



Thank you for your kind words. Life is always worth living and experiencing. I am who I am because of the experiences in my life and the choices I make as they come to me..............Swan

Teardrops commented on WRINKLES


i truly love this and have said the same told someone i loved my wrinkles i earned every one thanks for posting this Marie



Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it. It made me feel stronger and most appreciated life more......Swan

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

purpleswan’s Poems (37)

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Sweet Goodbye 4
The Look of Love 6
Time to Move On 5
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Lonely as the Wind 3
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Protection 1
Hold Me In Your Arms 6
Music of my Dream 6
The Awakening 8
Just Me 4
The Road 6
I Refuse to Die 5
The Son Shines in My Soul 3
Never Doubt Your Heart 3
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Everlasting Freindship 4
Is it Real? 2
Anytime Love 2
Your Face in My Dreams 2
Dreams and Rainbows 2
Beyond the Sunset 3
Days to Years 2
For Your Eyes Only 3
Life's Dream 6
The Night Sky Sings 5