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Go Ahead Touch Yourself

Updated on April 24, 2013

Yes Give Yourself A Pinch Or A Squeeze

I just realized after all these years I don't even know my own body

Unless I get a cut or a bruise my body is dressed and undressed

Unnoticed in every way

Yes on occasion more wrinkles have come to my attention

Those dark circles under my eyes in the morning seem to be permanent

The hair that use to be on my head is on vacation and isn't coming back anytime soon

These are just a few things that maybe I didn't want to see

But I realized I never really took a close look at my own hand

Look at the shape and size and the veins and the texture of my own skin

It has been years that I have really seen my body in the mirror

I know it's me and I haven't changed much or have I

Wow I have more freckles than I thought

Here it is we are all made wonderful by Gods design

Not to appreciate every unique shape of our own heads

Face, neck and arms

This might seem seem a little strange

Even for me

But I realized I don't even know me

I see the old battle scars

They just don't go away

I remember when I did that

Our bodies are always changing and if you are like me

You kind of look but don't see

Well I have noticed the scale get tipped in the wrong direction

I keep saying to myself it's only a scale

It isn't that accurate anyway

Maybe it's broken even though I know it's not

I should try to firm up those stomach muscles

Oh I remember when I was going to have those great abs

It wasn't long until I said there is always next year

The years passed by as I gained a little flab on my thighs

Yes I didn't realize my toes were so far away

It felt like another galaxy and I don't have to go there

I do know it only has one moon

As for those stiff knees rub them and their o.k.

I never noticed I have very little skin on my elbows

I'm all bone

I have few long eyebrow hairs that keep growing

They look like lobster tenicles

Out come the scissors and I trim those nose hairs

I think I have seen enough for one day

Another scar on my forehead

Where did that one come from

It looks like I have been through the battle zone

Then there are my feet

A little rough skin around my big toes

It's a callous from those darn socks that slide

Then I still have a piece of wood in my left cheek

From when I played baseball and sat on the bench

I was eleven

Another player pushed me and a splinter of wood suddenly disappeared

You know where

Never to be seen from again

Well I would like to end on a happy note

I'm still here after all these years

That deserves a clap or at least one big cheer


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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      MIchael-Milec You have pulled out deep meaning from every line.You have found a way to relate everything I say.In Gods world where we live , pray, rest, work and play.Thanx so much for your insight and loving thoughts.Have a wonderful day.

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      Michael-Milec 4 years ago

      Hello dream-on.

      Exhilarating! So refreshing to be reminded of message " our bodies" pointing to our earthly journey nearing to an end. Thank God giving us ability to observe, to notice To get serious and ready ,firstly to take care of our bodies maintaining in good shape, secondly to like/ appreciate it everyday until the moment leaving it here the earthly part when moving to eternal HOME.

      Voting up and beautiful.

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      picklesandrufus I found they fade in time.Then I get new ones.(lol)When I make someone smile all my scars disappear.Life is too short to worry.I try my best and God does the rest.Thanx so much for reading and sharing.

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee I think I have a trick mirror.If I'm sad I can look into the mirror and see me smiling.If I am not well I see my body jumping for joy.This way no matter what I feel I will tell myself life is wonderful and I should be happy.shiningirisheyes We have come along way and we have so many great times still ahead.Lets lift our heads up high and carry on.There is no challange we can not face.Lets have more fun and pick up the pace.Thanx so much for commenting and sharing.

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      picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      got plenty of battle scars, but still here to gather a few more! Enjoyable read and you make a good point.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Dream on - You are such a wonderful human being and an honest soul. I enjoyed this because it is so relateable. It is good to know others wonder about the same things I do. I wear my battle scars with pride as they tell my own personal journey.

      Great write my friend.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Ah, yes the ever changing body. I do enough to look human on some days and other days I fix myself up more that is if I'm going out. Have become rather lazy with all my work at the comp I tend to glance in the mirror in the morning and once at night. Nice reminder.

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      Prettynutjob30 Ahh the good old twenties.For me that was twenty plus years ago.I know the feeling.I have been doing some stretching exercises and my arms go up but my body still doesn't move.I think it is a failure to communicate.Well we have to keep trying and soon we will show some progress.DDE I think the image in my head never matched the one in the mirror.I am glad I have such a small mirror.kidscrtafts I could be better but I know I also could be so much worse.(lol)God had a plan as are eyesight slowly goes with age.So we don't see all the imperfections that pop up as we slowly lose our youth.PurvisBobbi44 It is very healthy for woman and men to do a careful body check to notice any changes in our bodies.Just last year I noticed a dry patch behind my left ear.I had it checked out and it turned out to be cancer and I had it removed.What if I had let it go .I don't know how much more it could of developed.Women especially have to give themselves self breast exams and just in case of any abnormal changes.All in all glad to be here loving my body and getting to know it a little better

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      PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

      Hi Dream On,

      You have made a valid point because most of us do not take the time to check our bodies. We feed them, we wash them, dress and beautify them, but I can't remember the last time I did a body audit.

      Enjoyed your hub, Have a great day.

      Bobbi Purvis

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      On one side it's sad to see our body change but on the other side, it's proof that we live! So be kind with yourself and enjoy your changing body :-)

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Our bodies are so different in size and shape and is special to every individual you thought of such a unique idea. One shouldn't be ashamed to look at themselves in front of a mirror, thanks

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      Mary 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      Great hub, voted up and shared, I came to the realization a couple of years ago the amount of veins popping up suddenly. I was horrified at first but calmed down once I realized I am not in my twenties anymore.