There’s a beauty in those wrinkles,
Demonstrating persistence and care;
The skin has served its purpose,
Covering up what’s inside there.
We respect its reasons for being
A mark of longevity, token of time;
Consider yourself blessed to have some,
I’m talking about yours, not mine.
“Now, is that nice?” said a voice in my head
As I was writing this for you,
“Honestly, take another look
Seems that you already have a few.”
So consider the visible wrinkles
Upon each other we can’t help but see,
Thankful that we still have life and vision
And for now, thank God, that’s how it will be!
By Elaine Hardt ©2011