A Few Thoughts About Women And Their Bodies....
Author: Marion Carroll
Being a woman has it's perks, but the whole monthly ordeal, it seems, could have been better thought out. Men have absolutely nothing even remotely similar to compare it to, although I am sure there are aspects of being a man that women are clueless about also. None come to mind, but I suppose that's because I am a woman.....
------- Author's Notes -------
What matters the most, is what's inside.
Comments on this poem/writing:
|Meridian (22.214.171.124) -- Thursday, March 30 2006, 01:59 am|
Marion, I tell ya, never have I read a poem so explicit, so HONEST for that matter...So beautifully written. You take the reader on a journey with your outstanding descriptions. The exterior changes over time, sags, expands here and there...but the most important thing is the heart. The future has all sorts of suprises waiting for us as we continue aging. The outside of our body could be transformed due to an accident, a surgical procedure, weight gain, discoloration, needless to say, crow's feet, jowls, and wrinkling. Love isn't prejudice, nor does love discriminate.
This poem left me in awe! You go Marion!
|MC (126.96.36.199) -- Thursday, March 30 2006, 05:03 am|
there seemed to a few poems and thoughts being shared on this site about the effects of aging, and I wanted to share mine. Glad you like it.
|Tammy (188.8.131.52) -- Thursday, March 30 2006, 06:25 am|
I truly enjoyed this story, and I can relate to the changing body after babies, My bottom, and belly has more stretch marks then a map has rode lines....lol, but I love who I am! Great Story
|Catyrose (184.108.40.206) -- Thursday, March 30 2006, 04:07 pm|
The outward effects of aging have been bothersome to me lately. Thank you so much for sharing your perspective. More days than not I am grateful that everything still "works". And that it is the inner beauty that is of most importance. Thanks for sharing your thoughts in such a delightful way :)
|MC (220.127.116.11) -- Thursday, March 30 2006, 05:49 pm|
I actually wrote this several months ago to share my thoughts with a friend. Men's bodies don't go through the changes that ours do. They just really can't relate. Did you ever see the movie "The Sweetest Thing"? Cameron Diaz stands in front of the mirror and, with her fingertips, raises her (barely there) breasts, and says, "22" then drops them (and they move, like a millimeter)and she says "28". I LMAO, because SHE'S one to talk! Everytime I look in the mirror now, I'm tempted to turn around and see who that other person is, that's in the bathroom with me, because that woman staring back at me in the mirror has GOT to be someone else!!! I'm almost 48, but I still feel like I'm 18.
|JF (18.104.22.168) -- Tuesday, April 4 2006, 05:51 am|
Well Marion, I thought this was a very good story, well composed with a satorical line of humour running throughout. I did enjoy, and may I say from the male pont of view, that we can relate to the effect of passing years! We may not sag in exactly the same places, but at the end of the day, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Excellent story.
|MC (22.214.171.124) -- Tuesday, April 4 2006, 02:50 pm|
Beauty is in the beholder's eyes. If we love someone for their looks alone, we are bound to both disappoint and be disappointed. When you love someone for their heart, the exterior packaging is completely unimportant.
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