Love This Face

I haven’t written poetry in awhile. I haven’t felt the inspiration or want to write much of anything, but the changing of the seasons always has an impact on my mood.  I felt a need to write things down out came this bit of poetry.

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“Love this Face”

It’s taken a lifetime to love this face,
To stand before a mirror & see more than flaws,
Someone I hated staring back.
That big, crooked nose,
Downward turning eyes,
Not quite blue, green, gray perhaps.
Skin once pale,
Now fair,
Sun-kissed,
Unique.

Pain of the past diminishes with the warmth of long love.
Boys, children, now grown & gone,
Have lost the temptation to show disdain for that awkward girl-child,
Now a woman,
All curves & structure,
Maturity incarnate.

Bad-hair days a thing of the past,
I now embrace the off-blonde locks of my ancestors,
No longer crying out of shame for lack of perfection,
Something no one has or ever will.
Forgetting those awkward stages,
Moving on to love & life & now.

We are all humans,
Hair & smells & chromosomes,
Poor posture slumping about the earth,
Making the trivial important.
Beauty is a social construct,
Built by the limited, limitless minds of men,

And Women.

This face is mine and it is beautiful because I say so.

-Megan

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32 thoughts on “Love This Face

  1. Now this is an inspiration hope that face you once hated is smiling back at you 😀
    Been a while since I last visited you. I hope you are doing well super Megan
    Keep smiling that smile big hugs

  2. And here I thought you were describing CHESTER! I’m so glad that you accept yourself in your present appearance and outlook! It’s taken just as long (…LONGER!…) for me. 🙂 Thanks, too, for visiting my place! 😀

  3. Beautiful. Just… Beautiful. I want to express the beauty that I’ve just read in words, but I’ve got nothing. You should feel very proud. You’re you! *Big Hug*

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