(May 30th, 2009)
I am seeing what you see,
yet I am confused.
I saw the leafs
of time as they had touched my face
as it with each small kiss I received or gave,
in every hour and every day
could paint fine lines
on my dumbfounded and extatic face,
just like a mask I involuntarily over in it would place.
I can see you, when I look at myself,
I see my dad, my mother,
and all of us out there,
who had reached 20
in a decade or so…
Yes, we all have met
the surgical knife of time,
touches all and everyone,
and it is here to stay.
But there’s no reason to fret,
nor whine about it…
The knife of time is molding us,
molding our face into a smile or a frown
sometimes is so fake,
much like a carved pumpkin
in Hallowing Town.
Yet there’s no need to panic
it’s just part of our life,
growing old, bold, and even wise,
or witty, and naughty, sometimes.
“Live & Learn” all you can…
While you can.
so much for you ahead,
so much you can offer; I can only guess…
And so much to give!
Be joyful, grateful and glad
to have experienced such a joyful life.
I am a fair witness,
that with each soft kiss
you give to your child
on their birthday, or to your mother on yours,
Time cunningly comes by
To hug you and to kiss you back.
And later one by one
like magic roots
will grow all over you,
like orchids and lilacs growing and blooming
in the beautiful garden that you’ve become.
But beware, Orchids don’t enjoy the sun much;
And might even have a not so uniform shape.
Yet they seem more striking each day…
Oh, mirror, dear friend!
Things can be different and all the same as well…
But don’t ever stop smiling.
Let the light of all those years,
the experiences, and the memories, my dear
are drawn into your striking eyes
and into your remarkable smile.
Let the shape of naïveté
and joyful youth
take a better form to a new you;
Self-assured, word savvy, and smarter you.
_You are bright, kind and good,
and you are a Star.
We all have inside
that eternal youth
we all seek in the outside,
See it, thru this friendly mirror standing by…
By Evelyn R.L.