Line By Line

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A wrinkle in time

traces linear language,

connecting age spot dots spelling out

the sum total of a life;

creases of compassion

linked to crow’s foot trails

where sorrow and laughter

convene,

eloquent epistle,

novel penned hour by hour,

word by word,

line by line.

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18 comments on “Line By Line

  1. I was browsing published poetry and came across yours. Connected with your piece as a middle aged woman (ug, did I just say that?). Sometimes I hardly recognize myself on this wrinkled road of aging. Trying to remain calm, er, graceful…but vanity vexes me

    • melodylowes says:

      The aging process is such a conundrum – it brings wisdom along with the aches, and as a part of life, must be lived. Perhaps there really IS a way to grow old gracefully! Thanks so much for your humorous connection! 🙂

  2. Gallivanta says:

    Clever! I don’t mind being warped by time. In fact every wrinkle, runkle, crinkle, crunkle, rumple or crinkle-crankle on my exterior means that I am alive (!) and if I have plenty of the same on the surface of my brain it means my brain is still alive too. Life without wrinkles would be no fun at all 🙂

  3. Eric says:

    As Shakespeare said, “Aye, there’s the rub… ”

    Botox, Maalox,
    Sanskrit from Docs,
    Mary Kay, Ben Gay…
    But, hey!
    Why not time-delay? 😉

  4. RoSy says:

    I actually love watching the aging process. Am thankful for each day I get to live to see another day. I could do without the middle-aged hormonal break-outs though – Ugh!

    • melodylowes says:

      Ugh from me, too! I actually am getting more and more comfortable in my own skin – and I don’t even mind the grey sneaking into my hairline – I figure that I’ve earned those marks of wisdom! 🙂

  5. Bravo ! Encore! What a wonderful blessing to find those tiny creases and effects that WE have experience and have experienced life –hopefully to its fullest !

  6. jaels says:

    Wow, I never thought of my face being a novel in progress….

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