Monday, June 13, 2011

Magpie Sixty Nine

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I love you just the way you are ..

They say you are a shell
of your former self
lost your edge
your talking points

I prefer you older
minus sharp edges
prickles, spikes
brash bravado

Mellowed with age
emotions now in check
life balanced
no more battles to fight

I love you just the way you are


26 comments:

  1. sweet tribe to the seashell.

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  2. Such a perfect metaphor for the art of aging. Such a lovely piece. Bravo

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  3. I love this "just the way it is"! Applies to people too.

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  4. I agree, it definitely applies to people, a lovely Magpie.

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  5. Ah, yes, I prefer to call it patina.

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  6. smiles. like a shoe that no longer gives you callouses and feels so good when you put your foot in...

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  7. I love what you made of this..a beautiful way to grow older...brilliant!

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  8. The style of your writing suggests that you write with an ink and a pen :)
    Beautiful, delicate, vivid. Thank you.

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  9. I enjoyed this take on the prompt Helen

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  10. ”.. I prefer the older you.. Without sharp edges.. Prickles, spikes.. Brash bravado… i love you just the way you are…” i like that… very exquisite…loved the venus comb.. we've lots of that in our home... !!!(:

    Good day.

    ~Kelvin

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  11. Recently my partner asked how I saw him. And asked for criticism. But he is perfect, and I like him just as he is. Also perfect write! Thank you!

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  12. It is great when love grows with tiem. I like Tess's take on it...patina. Well constructed and lovely piece. You hit a universal.

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  13. I reallly liked this and thought it appllies to you, then had another look at the picture with all the spiky bits left and the soft heart removed and changed my mind. Ha ha!

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  14. yes, it is good when we allow time and circumstance to soften our harsh edges...

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  15. I can hear this set to music!

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  16. I think the shell is awfully glad somebody appreciates it!

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  17. Perfect pairing of pictures and poetry!

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  18. An excellent take on the subject. You found a new freshness in it. Well done.

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  19. Wonderfully grabbed take on this one. Just perfect!

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  20. 'Prickles, spikes, brash bravado'...sounds a bit like my cheaper half...! A lovely read, Helen.

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  21. I love the way you write about growing old with your loved one.

    Clever way to say it with pictures too!

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