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by Michelle Close Mills

Thursday, January 29, 2009
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As the years go by...

Once upon a time



our faces,



our bodies,



and minds were young.



We hadn’t a clue



what life really was.



Marriage, divorce,



babies and debts…



The pain of 



a cruel fleeting youth.



But like rings of a tree



each year, each storm,



each wrinkle and roll,



the hard times and good



have brought strength to our roots…



They’ve helped us stand tall…



To find pride in who



we’ve become.








Michelle Close Mills  ©





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Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 2/4/2009
Great poem.take care
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/31/2009
I truly appreciate the wise philosophy that your share here via your verses, Michelle. Thank you for sharing your gift. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by C. J. Stevens 1/30/2009
This poem is both beautiful and eloquent in its simplicity.
Reviewed by Jean Pike 1/29/2009
A really exceptional poem, Michelle. So much beauty and truth in so few words.
Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 1/29/2009
I love how you write! It has made me realize I am on a ring as well.
Lots of medical problems right now. I have been finding it hard to cope with. Bless you for writing this poem!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/29/2009
Nicely expressed and filled with a sincerity and understanding that life is something special to be savored.

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