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Face In A Bag

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Madame Chipmunk
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0 posted 10-15-2002 11:29 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

~Face In A Bag~


    

I walked into the store with my old face
wrinkles and crinkles were everywhere
beneath my eyes, all over my cheeks
even on my forehead, beneath my hair

a Nieman-Marcus cosmetologist
stood at her make-over station
she gently cleansed and moisturized
carefully avoiding irritation

applying creme, foundation and blush
in brighter shades of makeup
she took ten years off my old look
giving my tired face a wake-up

though, I may be the same old me
I have a thoroughly modern face
smoothed and brightened and lightened
this grandma's eyes now glow with grace

from Nieman-Marcus with it's upscale pricetag
my brand new face, came home in a bag
~



Lyra

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks


[This message has been edited by Madame Chipmunk (10-15-2002 11:31 PM).]

© Copyright 2002 Lyra Nesius - All Rights Reserved
DawnG
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1 posted 10-15-2002 11:34 PM       View Profile for DawnG   Email DawnG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DawnG

Lyra,

This is a very cute write. Thanks for the chuckles.

                Dawn
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Lyra

I liked your old face...and I'm sure I'll like the new...but the things is...what I really like... is what's inside of you.  
Bill Charles
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3 posted 10-15-2002 11:43 PM       View Profile for Bill Charles   Email Bill Charles   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bill Charles

You little chipmunkcologist, you're as pretty as ever...

BC
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4 posted 10-15-2002 11:48 PM       View Profile for the_loner_23   Email the_loner_23   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for the_loner_23

Cute poem Lyra

Cold hands means a warm heart

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(smiles) No matter what cosmetics you use or you not use them at all, you will always be a beautiful person to us all with a golden heart of love! (kiss on cheek) This is precious, sweet friend, I love it, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Lyra, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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6 posted 10-16-2002 12:16 AM       View Profile for Paul Wilson   Email Paul Wilson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paul Wilson

Lyra~ Cute poem...Paul
Your face you may change every now and then
But your kind heart will never my friend.
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Lyra,
ROTFLMBO I just remembered as a kid taking grocery bags and cutting out eyes and nose and mouth and putting our face in the bag. But I see what you mean now. Cute write. Silly me, I thought it was a Halloween poem.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

SmartChick
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Lyra, this is a cute poem. I believe it is what is in a person heart that counts, not how they look. And, you my dear friend, have a very kind and loving heart.
Nan
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I love this... How wonderful it is to put on a new face... BUT - I'm gonna let these guys in on a little secret sshhhhhhhhh - This chipmunk lady had a lovely face to begin with!!!..
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10 posted 10-16-2002 09:22 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Nothing like a pick-me-up! No matter what form it may come in!---I see yours came in a bag! he he

I know they say that beauty comes from the inside, and that is very true BUT it is so much fun trying to get the outside to match the inside!  Even if it takes "Three bags full"! ---Now, you must excuse me--I have to go unload all those bags from the car---then I'll attempt to remove those bags from under my eyes from reading so much poetry! hehe

Luvya Lyra!

Linda
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hehehe, cute, I was hoping it was a cosmetic bag, so is the pic up there the after? It looks wrinkle free to me!

Whether on the shoal or on the shore,
I'll seek the lighthouse evermore.

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I LOVE THIS! Sign me up I'm on my way to 'Needless Markup' this afternoon!

All that face probably cost a fortune, but honey it's cheeper and less painful than a surgical face lift!

I am saving this forever and sending it to all my friends!  Fabulous, just fabulous!!

Hugs, Marti

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

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Enjoyed the read Lyra!
We all need a pick me up every once in awhile..
But I don't see any wrinkles round your cute smile!!
~Hugs sweet poetess~
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Are you sure, my friend that these aren't faces ON a bag?  I was sure, downright positive, that you were going to make mention of the pansy faces....

Hugs to you for this one!
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This explains the expression..."I have to put my face on"...that I've heard women say...and it also explains the purse...a place to keep the spare!!!  

...believe what your heart feels...

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Thank goodness no one has been able to figure out a way to makeover the human heart yet, for that would be a shame, as you've one of the loveliest ones I've seen.     Much enjoyed, Lyra!  *hugs* my friend.
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Hi Chippy,
Love the poem. I can't find my bag, I guess that makes me faceless Acutally,as far as PiPtalk is concerned I "AM" Hee, hee
SG

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So this is your secret weapon, how you always face the day with a smile!
Now you put a smile on my face, and I don't even own any makeup.
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Chippymunk - I love this!! I have a flowered bag with my face in it. At least now that the cool, fall weather is here, I don't have to worry about my face melting off...lol. Enjoyed this. hugs, Chris

Life is not measured by breaths you take, but by moments that take your breath away.

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Your face was as sweet as the  thoughts you share, Lyra..no need for what's in the bag..

hugsssss
M
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Lyra, this is so cute. But, from the looks of that smile on your picture, I'll bet most of those are "smile" wrinkles...HeeHee! I've got a lot of those, too.....we'll call them that, anyway. Thanks for sharing this sweet poem with us.
Love to All,
Ethel
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Lyra I carry a spare with me at all times too...but mine didn't come from NM....lol....delgihtful write hon.  Hugs.
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Nice one this.  As a mere male, I would add my experiences of ladies, and their makeup!!!
'Little dabs of powder,
Little blobs of paint,
help to make a woman
look just what she aint !!!!

Kind regards'
John

Someone who thinks logically provides a nice contrast to the real world.

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Lyra,
I too thought you were getting ready for halloween, how wrong can you be. Now for me a plain brown paper bag would do a better job of making me beautiful. (It's a good thing I am beautiful on the inside)
Keth

Here in the midst of my lonely abyss, a single joy I find...your presence in my mind.  Unknown


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