A State Of Mind
Author: Clive B Ringshall


Aging is just a state of mind
Waking up one morning I find
My hair itís grey,
His is distinguished
Creases etched around my eyes,
He just appears more mature,
None of this was there before,
Everything seem to have spread further South,
Even his belly is protruding out,
Spots of color and of light appear on this once slender body,
While I see his eyes are no longer young as before,
Wine tinted streaks decorate many parts,
Yet his veins still hide away,
Skin tags pop up here, there and everywhere,
How embarrassing is this change
Do you yet see this change in me?
Oh, yes itís just a state of mind I know,
Breasts sag
Hips that spread
This canít be real
No! Itís all in my head
After all, itís just a state of mind

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

This poem was bought to life by Catyrose, I added another twist to an already good poem. Thank you for letting me write with you my friend.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Catyose ( -- Tuesday, March 28 2006, 06:36 am

joint perspective

Thanks Clive for addressing society's perspective here. As a woman I am sposed to stay forever young. Men on the other hand are distinguished and mature vs. becoming "old"... Thanks for adding the male's voice. It was fun pal. We should do this again, only on a more pleasant subject. :)
Clive ( -- Tuesday, March 28 2006, 06:48 am

It was fun

Kathy you'll always be forever young.
Terrie* ( -- Tuesday, March 28 2006, 06:16 pm

I love the Frame of mind you both shared

Caty and Clive, 'Aye this is great my friends, i loved it..ya both really do need to do this more often, isn't it great when two great minds cain become one? agin' is sooooo beautifull ! especially more so when you have someone to age with...they make you feel absolutely BEAUTIFUL in and out...i love this, always great to have a man's opinion huh? this is a beauty !!
Catyrose ( -- Wednesday, March 29 2006, 09:18 am

Thank You Terrie*

Thanks for your kind words. We were just playing around with this one. Hope you enjoy the next one.
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