Paper Thin (Writing 201: Poetry, Day 3 – Skin, Prose Poetry, Internal Rhyme)

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Paper Thin

Dreaming of a time when life was full of fun
Remembering the days when the journey had just begun
Those years now seem just a blur
Nobody has yet found the magic cure
Now frail and broken
My last words have been spoken
Delicate supple skin is now papery thin
This is where I finally begin
A new life free from sin

~M

35 responses to “Paper Thin (Writing 201: Poetry, Day 3 – Skin, Prose Poetry, Internal Rhyme)

  1. Amazing poetry dear! πŸ™‚

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  2. Though there is a sadness in this, it also has a comforting feel. Very nice use of rhyme. Peace, Linda

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  3. You’re welcome πŸ™‚

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  4. Thanks Linda! Your thoughtful words mean so much! πŸ™‚

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  5. Beautiful, Michelle.

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  6. Thank you D! I was thinking back to when I was in training to be a certified nursing assistant. During my clinicals, there was an elderly woman that I had to care for during her time in the hospital. Her skin couldn’t have been any more fragile. I had to be so gentle with her, and I was almost afraid to touch her for fear that I would hurt her. She was such a lovely lady, it was hard to see her go…

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  7. My grandmother had petal-thin skin and now my mother does. Interesting that in some ways we become more “transparent” as we get older and move beyond our bodies.

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  8. Wow, I like how it all comes full circle at the end.

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  9. Yes that is interesting… I love how you described her skin as petal-thin. I may have to use that description one of these days. I think you should write something on this topic. The way we become more “transparent.” Sounds like a good blog topic to me. πŸ˜‰

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  10. Thanks Melinda! πŸ™‚

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  11. It’s yours to play with Michelle. πŸ™‚ Right up a poet’s alley.

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  12. Okay D… we will see… πŸ™‚

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  13. So descriptive of life as measured by the skin. Full circle to new life. I’ve started my “skin” prose/poem but won’t get it done tonight. I have had to use some of my evening to prepare for a presentation I will make in the morning. So glad to be a follower so I won’t miss your material.

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  14. Oh wow!!! This is a very good reflection of ‘ageing’. I love the last line, particularly!

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  15. Look forward to reading it!

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  16. Thank you! πŸ˜‰

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  17. As melancholy as it makes me feel, it’s also very beautiful. Nicely done, Michelle!

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  18. Thank you! Hope your day is going well! πŸ˜‰

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  19. Very interesting piece, and a great choice of photograph to go with it.

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  20. Wow, this is beautiful and incredibly profound!!:)

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  21. Thanks! Glad you liked it! πŸ™‚

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  22. I don’t just like it, I love it!

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  23. You’re too kind… πŸ˜‰

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  24. I’m only being honest.

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  25. Love this, it’s inspired. πŸ™‚

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  26. Thank you Clarissa!

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  27. You’re welcome!

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  28. You’ve not gone and bloody died have you?
    It’s a hopeful poem, my dear, I think it’s innocence is endearing, at least to me.
    Good work

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  29. Thank you, and no… I’m still here. πŸ˜‰ I am amazed by how some poems come easy and others take hours to write. This one was a quick one. The words just sort of tumbled out on the page all at once.

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  30. Don’t you just love it when the words come out so easily?:)

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  31. Yes, then you know it was meant to be.

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