Laughter Lines

Not me, but see her beauty

You  see  the  wrinkles and  lines I wear them  with pride

At  first I did  not  want  them  and  did  my  best  to hide

Each  new  line, until I realized that  they told  a tale.

My life  everything I  have done  win  or  fail.


Beauty is  but  skin deep  your actions  are  your  light

How  you  treat  each person  you meet. If  you treat them  right

You  grow, your  soul blossoms  and  beauty  shines out of  you

Do  as  you would  be done  by  I was told , and it  is  true.


Yes  I make  the best  of  what I have   but  I don’t  wast time

Wishing  I was young  and  lithe. I am what I am , what you see is mine.

Youth is  fleeting  so is beauty, what use  is  all that  with out love

To be  loved  and to  love is  the greatest gift  from above.


You  see  the  wrinkles and  lines I wear them  with pride

At  first I did  not  want  them  and  did  my  best  to hide

Each  new  line, until I realized that  they told  a tale.

My life  everything I  have done  win  or  fail.


18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. georgiakevin
    May 05, 2015 @ 14:53:53

    This is such a beautiful touching poem with a photo of a gorgeous lady accompanying it written by an incredibly gorgeous and talented poet!


  2. Lisa
    May 05, 2015 @ 15:02:34

    Did you read my mind? I swear I was looking in the mirror today. Don’t tell the boys. Lol


  3. Paul
    May 05, 2015 @ 15:37:22

    Love it Willow. Excellently written and Stevie Nicks’ Landslide is a wonderful companion to the poem. It is so true Willow and when i look back I am pleased with what I have done and who I have become. My lack of flexibility, mobility and elastic skin are testament to lessons learned that come only from experience. Wisdom learned the hard way – or perhaps the only way. Oddly enough, others look at me with respect for that (of course, it may be that I’m 6’2″ – used to be 6’3″- and 250 pounds – Ha! They could be afraid I’ll fall on them by accident). That self-respect and sense of comfort with myself are much more important to me than flawless skin and physical abilities. I would never trade that for youth. And I’ve never met a young person who had those qualities – i’m not sure it can be gained by anything but life experiences.

    Excellent post . Thank You.


    • willowdot21
      May 05, 2015 @ 16:41:06

      Thank you Paul, I do agree nothing but life can give us experience and life etches character into our skins and bones. But we gain so much from the knowledge. Sunsets, sunrises, births death and marriages all add to life’s rich tapestry. I would not go backwards in my life I feel the most comfortable now than I have ever felt though it is a tad scary sometimes to think there is more behind than there is in front. But I just block that thought!
      As to landslide , such a beautiful song one of Stevie Nicks and Lyndsey Buckingham’s best songs!! It says it all!


  4. TanGental
    May 05, 2015 @ 15:55:21

    Your actions are your light. Love that.


  5. Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister
    May 06, 2015 @ 00:45:05

    You are beautiful. ♡


  6. jetgirlcos
    May 07, 2015 @ 03:00:13

    Love the poem and that song. Awesome, Willow. ❤


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