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On Passing my Youth

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(a repost from ....youth's passing??)

On Passing my Youth

I see her reflection
in the store window.

A girl sits alone
contemplating the sidewalk.
Dark curls hide
the curve of her cheek.
The sun shimmers in her hair
like fireflies on a moonless night.

Her toe taps on the cement
belying her calm,
telling of a small turmoil,
the heart beat of first love,
the anguish of the search.

I see the curve of her hip,
the round beguile of her breast,
her lips delicate as petals,
her eyes bright with longing.

I see her dream,
dancing in graceful abandon,
the effortless flow of energy,
the silken, slither of her youth.

Have I left behind that time
of bare shoulders,
that time of miracles
and heavy breathing?

I smile
at my reflection
in the store window.

© Copyright 2000 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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Martie~
How do you do that?
Every time ... just the perfect words
to convey the beauty of your thoughts.

I particularly liked the subtle ending.
I smile at your reflection too.
~*Marge*~


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Beautifully done...
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Ah, yes, I remember this one! I still love it!! Very beautiful, Martie!!

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I can certainly relate to this one. I love it, Martie.
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A reflect of you I see in this writing as you see you in the window.  I like this  
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This was so beautiful, such a wonderful ending, and so vivid thank you.

cerenity
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Thank you all for your kindness in replying to this poem.
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Beautiful  
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