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Wistful Poet

He comes when women hit, forty andfifty,

stealing away their youth and beauty

during the night.

 

He caresses their cheek,

taking woman's beauty in a long strokes,

replacing it with lines and wrinkles with his left hand.

 

He gives it to the young women,

while the old beauties grow old.

"If you are faced with a dissappointment or a bad situation ask, will it matter in 10 years?

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He gives it to the young women,

while the old beauties grow old.

 

That's wicked Wp, give it back now!

 

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goldenlangur

Hi WP,

 

In a time when aging is seen as something to be dreaded and something negative, your poem has a certain resonance. Physical appearance deteriorate over time but other qualities come to the fore - hopefully

 

 

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Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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Hey Wistful,

 

Nice to see you! I like you have taken on a challenging theme and handled it with skill (especially sensitively) in this poem:

 

He comes when women hit, forty andfifty,

stealing away their youth and beauty

during the night.

 

He caresses their cheek,

taking woman's beauty in a long strokes,

replacing it with lines and wrinkles with his left hand.

 

He gives it to the young women,

while the old beauties grow old.

 

Very thought-provoking!

 

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