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I Love The Skin I'm In
Author: Marion Carroll

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I love that I'm a woman, and I take good care of me.
And I embrace the challenges that shape my destiny.
I love that I'm intelligent; I'm proud to let it show.
I pray that wisdom guides me on each path I choose to go.
I love that I have made mistakes; I know they keep me humble,
and fill me with compassion when my friends around me stumble.
I love how life has taught me that I'm precious and unique,
and how my soul finds courage to stand tall when I feel weak.
I love that strength of character is etched upon my face,
and how my kindness to myself has helped me age with grace.
I love to make good choices, and I let love light the way;
and my heart keeps me gentle in the things I do and say.
I love how my reflection glows from beauty deep within,
because the mirror reflects how much I love the skin I'm in.

------- Author's Notes -------

A few years ago, Oil of Olay sponsored a poetry contest and I wrote this but never sent it in. I should have.

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Comments on this poem/writing:

Meridian (64.12.116.5) -- Sunday, March 12 2006, 09:07 pm

Yes you should've

Hey MC! Who knows...maybe you could've won some bread if you had entered this lovely poem in. It's good to know that you're content with who you are and what you are. That's the way to go MC!

Astounding write!
MC (205.188.117.65) -- Sunday, March 12 2006, 10:10 pm

Thanks

I keep looking in the mirror and asking that person who is staring back at me "Who ARE you?", cos she doesn't look like what I remember I looked like!!! It's all good. (!) If I could just move the belly fat up to the bra area, I'd eliminate the need for thousands in plastic surgery...and have the body I always dreamed of when I was young and skinny. But, I'm just grateful that my body still works, and I can do all the things I need to, without assistance. Maybe I'll still send it in to them...they may still be interested in using it.
 
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