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Brenda Pike
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SHELL OF ME

Post by Brenda Pike » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:03 pm

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Stolen glances
while passing a mirror.
Who is that stranger?
To me it’s not clear.


Sagging body,
skin losing it's glow—
This stranger before me
is an aging shadow.


Wrinkles don't hurt,
but add to my misery.
Hair—once so blonde
is now gray and silvery.


Fading eyesight,
teeth in decay,
legs swollen, misshapen,
back screams of hard days.


Hands shaking with trembles,
fingers tingle—no grip,
three cups of coffee
settle quivering lips.


Recognizing my old age
now takes its toll,
but I’m still young at heart—
just an aging old soul.


But, O’ how I wander
in imaginary dreams,
back to memories of gold
from a life of extremes.



Brenda Clark Pike
©2012

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Re: SHELL OF ME

Post by B.J.Morbitzer » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:17 pm

Dear Brenda.,
Another good write my dear forever friend!!! :D
I really kinda can see what you mean in this write as well Brenda.
Different but a good write I like it :D
GLYASDI
Hugs Love Blessings
B.J.<>< ))(( )))(((

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Post by Brenda Pike » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:43 pm

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DEAR SWEET POTATO PIE MAN :D , GLAD YOU LIKE THE WRITE. YES I DO SOME WRITES THAT ARE REAL DIFFERENT. POEMS CAME TO ME ACCORDING TO MY MOOD. REMEMBER OUR LAUGH ABOUT SWEET POTATO PIE, WELL, THAT IS WHAT I FEEL LIKE WHEN I VIEW MYSELF IN THE MIRROR THESE DAYS. THANKS DEAR FRIEND FOR THE COMMENT. GLYASDI. LOVE BRENDA

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Re: SHELL OF ME

Post by Hope » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:56 am

Brenda,
I can relate to this in so many ways! And like you I am still young at heart this is so good and so true!
God Bless You Love Eva

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Post by Brenda Pike » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:36 pm

EVA, THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENT. GLAD YOU COULD RELATE TO MY POEM. BLESS YOU DEAR FRIEND.
LOVE BRENDA

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Post by Linner » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:14 am

I JUST LOVE THIS ONE, BRENDA !! I KNOW, IT'S NOT A VERY JOYFUL TOPIC, BUT YOUR RHYTHM AND RHYME ARE EXCELLENT, YOUR CHOICE OF WORDS AS WELL, AND A PERSON CAN REALLY FEEL WHAT YOU'RE WRITING ABOUT HERE. ALSO, THAT HAPPY NOTE AT THE END ABOUT THE DREAMS AND MEMORIES, THAT LIFTED MY HEART...BECAUSE THEY SURE DO HELP, DON'T THEY ??

YOUR GRAPHIC IS COMING IN MIGHTY USEFUL, EH ?? LOVE THIS PICTURE...

WHAT A GOOD JOB HERE...LOVE YOU, LINDA :D :wink:
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Post by Brenda Pike » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:36 am

DEAR LINDA, THANK YOU , GLAD YOU LIKE MY POEM AND CAN RELATE TO WHERE I'M COMING FROM. TO MANY CHANGES AS WE REACH OUR GOLDEN YEARS. OUR GREAT MEMORIES WE GET TO LIVE AGAIN AND AGAIN IN OUR MEMORY BANK, SOMETIMES THAT IS ALL WE HAVE LEFT AND OUR CHRIST JESUS HOLDING OUR HAND FOR COMFORT AND HOPE. IT IS SO LONELY HERE WITHOUT YOU.
LOVE YOU BRENDA

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Post by Pokey's Heart » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:23 am

I love it, Brenda! :D
"I can do all things, through Christ, who strengthens me" Phillipians 4:13

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Post by Brenda Pike » Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:07 am

THANKS POKEY. I APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENT.
LOVE BRENDA

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Post by snoochie » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:07 pm

Actually, I'm thinking about getting rid of all my mirrors in the house! When I pass by one, that stranger I see scares me and I think a burglar broke in! You hit the nail on the head with this poem!
As Don Quixote did, I too, tilt at windmills!

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Post by Brenda Pike » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:48 pm

KAREN, THAT WOULD WORK, REMOVING THE MRROR'S . SOMETIMES FACING REALITY ISN'T EASY. WHEN IT WASN'T BUT A FEW YEARS BACK THAT WE WERE ROMPING THE WOODS WITH OUR HORSES. THE THING I MISS THE MOST IS RIDING. THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENT. MANY BLESSING. LOVE BRENDA
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Post by Sharlee » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:08 pm

What a good poem. Certainly explains how I feel many days. I pray for strength to carry on and do His will for my life and thank Him for allowing me to do so. I loved this poem. The message is right on. God bless you as you bless others with your gift.

Sharlee

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Post by Brenda Pike » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:34 pm

SHARLEE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS. I'M GLAD YOU COULD RELATE TO MY POEM. GOD BLESS YOU.
LOVE BRENDA

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Re: SHELL OF ME

Post by arvilj426 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:36 pm

Hey Brenda, you just keep em coming lady....you are on a rolll. Another great one.

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Post by Brenda Pike » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:37 am

ARVIL, THANKS FOR YOUR COMPLIMENTS, GOD BLESS YOU. LOVE BRENDA

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