With Gratitude

by Dixiedaisy   Jul 7, 2012


When the mirror was upon me
to explain my vanity
it was realized imperfections
suited me perfectly

Stretch marks worn as medals
like a soldier in battle fought
eyes are a little baggy
not one surgery has been bought

Widened feet below
on firm foundations keep
sagging breast are pillows
to rock little ones to sleep

With waistline that's not shallow
nor my personality
there's gratitude for how
the way things appear on me

Blowing kisses in the mirror
from my little thin lined lips
stretching over t-shirts to
cover spreading hips

Every freckle, every mole
content with what's been given
there's no time to complain
when I'm too busy living

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  • 1 year ago

    by Cindy

    Kay
    What a wonderful piece you have penned.

    Stretch marks worn as medals
    like a soldier in battle fought
    eyes are a little baggy
    not one surgery has been bought

    Women's battle scars. Some of us can wear them proudly. Just like the baggy eyes. Yet so many women run out and get facelifts. Instead of keeping things the way God made them.

    Widened feet below
    on firm foundations keep
    sagging breast are pillows
    to rock little ones to sleep

    This is my favorite part. My granddaughters use to fight over who got the left pillow....lol...How I miss those days.

    Excellent job my friend.
    Love Cindy

  • 4 years ago

    by Derf K

    Indeed, when we are busy living, all else becomes a blur & we simply get on with living. Thanks for sharing this inspiring poem. Ricky

  • 5 years ago

    by Maple Tree

    This rhyming piece really made me smile. The author of this piece has captivated us with her strong and secure comfort within her own vanity... It was a delightful piece and a joy to read... the flow was very pretty....

    "With waistline that's not shallow
    nor my personality
    there's gratitude for how
    the way things appear on me"

    This stanza is so powerful.... She talks about the strengths of inner and outer strength here... adore this stanza!
    This piece deserves to be highlighted ....very inspirational piece.. well done Dixiedaisy

  • 5 years ago

    by Melpomene

    Kay,

    This piece is definitely inspirational. I love the fact you were so honest and open. It's something wonderful to see in poetry.

    At first when I opened this up I was surprised at the lack of punctuation. I know it's how you usually write however generally you have at least a full stop at the end. It made me wonder if you left it out due to the topic of imperfections? Probably a far-fetched assumption and maybe I notice things a little too much (crazy person much? haha) but that was just something I picked up on. Either way punctuation or lack of really doesn't bother me.

    "Stretch marks worn as medals"
    ^I really liked this, you know most people relate stretch marks to giving birth and here it fits really well into it. You fought a battle to have your children, a beautiful one but your medal is having those children in your life. While most people relate stretch marks to giving birth they're also evident on most women I've ever seen, weight loss and gain and just growing older in general cause them so I feel as though everyone could find a way to relate to this.

    I just noticed you have rhyme, I didn't even pick up on it in the first stanza.

    I'm really quite fond of how you mention no surgery has been bought, that's so you, Kay. You are a naturally beautiful person inside and out.

    "Widened feet below
    on firm foundations keep
    sagging breast are pillows
    to rock little ones to sleep"

    ^This was beautiful and my absolute favorite part. It reminds me of being a child so much. So many little memories flashed back to me.

    Mel

  • 5 years ago

    by Chelsey

    When I first read this I wanted this to be a winner, in a contest, on the front page, just a winner in general...

    I absolutely loved the way you worded "im not perfect"...it describes how beautiful life is and how we become molded into an imperfect human because of lifes circumstances, but thats exactly whats supposed to happen, and exactly why this poem is amazing.

    I loved it, I've read it at least 6 times, its definitely a favorite of mine.

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