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Not so Fine Lines
by Janet Brice Parker

Saturday, June 04, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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How many years
have you contorted your face?
Opened cans,
with your mouth out of place?

Have you spent a lifetime
squinting at the sun,
instead of putting
your sunglasses on?

Is it necessary to hold
your mouth open
when applying mascara
thick and coated?

Must you grit your teeth
while opening a jar
and purse your lips
while driving a car?

Do you stick your tongue out
while tying your shoes?
Do you do these things
without a clue?

Grimacing and twisting
and frowning and such
will carry results
even Botox canít touch.

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Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 6/19/2005
:)~!!
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/5/2005
Zeroed in on the problem.

Ron
Reviewed by jude forese 6/5/2005
it takes a lot less effort and muscle activity to smile than frown ... i luv the humor of this poem, as serious as it is ;)
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/4/2005
You know how to pack a punch!;-) Great lines, Janet!

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/4/2005
Nicely expressed and thought-out, Janet. Thank you for sharing the humor. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 6/4/2005
My mascara runs when I cry. Never can run after it..
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/4/2005
Yes I often wondered why people and at the risk of sounding "chauvo",women submitteed themselves to such extreme forms of torture and a lot still do.

Felix
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/4/2005
Janet,

LOL!!!!!!!!! :) Enjoyed this one

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 6/4/2005
Yuk. Yuk. Us guys, we aren't all that concerned about the lines of age and grimaces showing up and I . . . Hey! Get that damn mirror away from my face, you heah?
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/4/2005
cute one, janet! very well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 6/4/2005
My face is rapidly beginning to look like how the palm of my hand does after it's been in the bath for 20 minutes! I would now gladly swap my visage for the skin of that of a baby's bottom... any volunteers?! Desperate - yes, I think so... not!! :)) LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by Pamela Kimmell 6/4/2005
Oh Janet this is so fun! Boy oh boy I absolutely KNOW that many of my "cracks and crevices" are from facial contortions - PLUS I'm a big "smiler" so my smile lines will never go away. I wouldn't mind the rest of them going elsewhere, but the smile ones maybe aren't so bad....shows I at least can LAUGH unlike some folks.....This is a simply adorable poem. Love it.



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