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Stranger in the Mirror

There's a stranger in the mirror
Staring back at me
When er'e I pass her by...
Who is it that I see?
Graying hair...furrowed brow
Her time worn face...
A warrior
In life's unending race

Where is the girl that used
To be me
Long dark hair flowing free
Quaffing the wine
Of life with glee
Impetuous...not willing to wait
Defying the gods...Tempting fate spring
Dies too soon...
No matter how earnestly
We importune
Life's cycle runs it's course
Sparing no one...without remorse
Ah yes...that woman I see
Staring back is really me!

Learn to love this aging face
Respect her struggle
In the human race
This old warrior fought
And strived
To reach this place
She's survived!

Grandma Bea

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The following comments are for "Stranger in the Mirror"
by Beatrice Boyle


I have to as my name is encased in the term...


( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: April 29, 2007 )

Stranger In The Mirror
Thanks for this we all see that aging person in the mirror and wonder what happened to the person of yesterday and we relize we have survived.Thanks again for this

( Posted by: wanda [Member] On: April 29, 2007 )

Stranger in the Mirror
Bea, great to see your muse popped in to visit you! … Often used to catch sight of myself in the bathroom mirror whilst cleaning my teeth… then spend half the morning meditating gloomily on where it all went wrong… now I wait until afterwards to put my glasses on… and I’m much happier. You’re a braver soul than I if you can face that stranger in the mirror, ‘specially first thing in the morning ;) much enjoyed.

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: April 29, 2007 )

The Beauty Is Still There...
Aunt Bea, your beauty will always shine through, one has to look beyond the cover to find the value inside, it is too bad others can't see through the cover to the real person, and meet the true being inside, my suggestion to others is to read the book, the cover is only a flashy selling point, and can be very misleading.

( Posted by: daprdan [Member] On: April 30, 2007 )

Ivor, Wanda, Shannon & DapprDan
Thanks guys for the comments.

Shannon...unfortunetly, my muse is still awol...I came across this in the archives and thought I would post it for the new people who might not have seen it before.

Ivor...we old war horses will always survive...we're too mean to die! me...there are days I feel like draping the mirror so I can't see anything!!!

Dan...soo good to see you here again. Like my muse...I've been awol myself for awhile. As for reading the book, you'd better settle down for a spell as it just goes on and on and on!!! As for the cover, if and when my vignettes are finally published...I will insist on airbrushing the cover!! P.S. Have you been behaving yourself...Auntie is watching!!!

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: May 2, 2007 )

I'm only eighteen, but I have made a resolution that I am going to survive whatever life throws at me until it's really time for me to ascend to the Great Beyond. When lines begin to appear on my face, I will take it that they are valleys of laughter and proud battle scars from everything I have enjoyed and survived. I wonder how views of old age could change with this kind of philosophy, so I have taken it as my job to give it a shot when the time comes.


( Posted by: ArsPoet2789ica [Member] On: May 2, 2007 )

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