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  Old Women
by Mark M Lichterman
Saturday, April 02, 2011
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                     Old Women


As one that has always loved women;

as one that has always admired girls

then, as becoming older, women,

so often I have wondered of their thoughts

when gazed upon by first boys

then later in life by men

and now, beyond middle age...?


And though,

I must admit,

I have always been,

when first younger,

and now older,

I have always been one

to look upon and so admire the

beauty of a passing, when younger, girl

and now, as I am older, the retained beauty

of an older woman.


And still I wonder how this passing woman

must feel when at one time,

when in her youth she was gazed upon

with wishful longing,

but now,

when beyond middle age,

when now the admiring looks of men no longer come.


When once, annoyed by the looks of men,

this woman may have drawn her sweater tightly about her

or her jacket closer side to side.

But now,

when beyond middle age,

does this once youthfully beautiful woman miss the admiring looks of the opposite sex?


As for me,

as for this older man,

as for this old man I still look longingly

at this older woman,

this older woman who has retained the

shadow of her once youthful beauty

and can, in my thoughts, imagine the

beauty of this woman in the days of her youth,

and so often I will approach with a smile

and a gently, sincerely  said,

“You look lovely today,”

then the smile upon the face of this

once youthful beauty, brightening,

would remove the years of this

beyond middle aged woman.

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Reviewed by CJ Heck 5/28/2011
Wonderful, Mark. I enjoy how you write and think ... as one of those older women, I can relate. I wrote this ditty about seeing a handsome young man and the thoughts that went with it:


Young god, head held high,
proud mane blowing
in the city's dirty breeze,
clothes just enough wrinkled
to make a woman believe
you just climbed out of a quickie
or stepped off of page 42
in this month's GQ.

Do you mind that I turn and look
as you walk by?
No, of course not.
You don't see me as a threat.
You don't even see me at all.

But give me ten more years ...
by then, I'll be old enough
to reach over
give your ass a little squeeze
and say
mmm ... nice buns.

Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 5/11/2011
Everybody like a sincere compliment, well almost, this is Southern California after all. Patrick
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 4/13/2011
I think any women would like to be thought beautiful by a man. very nicely done Markie
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 4/6/2011
A admiring smile, at any age, always makes a day so much better. A lovely poem Mark.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 4/4/2011
I think women always like to be admired by a man, some by a does make you feel good, no matter your age. A smile is always beautiful. Nice thoughts, Mark. ~Lizzie
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/4/2011
Aw!!! That's so sweet Mark!! I find the maturity of older men simply charming! At least the ones I've encountered....and no matter how old a woman gets...she still like to be "noticed" by least from where I sit! giggle..

Your friend,
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 4/3/2011
Yes, and I have read cellulite and really great sex go together. Ha! The young girls don't know a thing really :)
Be well Mark!
Reviewed by Laura Fall 4/3/2011
This is lovely indeed and with age is even lovelier. Great Poem dear friend Laura
Reviewed by pat medlin 4/3/2011
smiles born from sincere compliments do belie age... of either sex... don't they. such a nice write mark
Reviewed by Susan Bergeron 4/2/2011
Thank you...for is lovely...Sue

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