Turning Thirty A Short Poem

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By Myranda Grecinger

The face in the mirror's

not the same as back then

I'm not the same woman

that I was back when

Where one part of life ends

so shall another begin

So I must learn to love

this new shell that I'm in

Every line on my face

and every blemish on my skin

simply shows I've survived

through thick and through thin

they all tell a story,

things I've seen and done and places I've been

Not even counting

the many struggles within

and though there are already scars that I carry

I have many more battles to win

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Thank you for your cooperation. Myranda Grecinger

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