Paint a smile…

 

Paint a Smile 2

Sometimes it a little tough
to paint a smile on the face of getting older.

It’s really not the face
you’re necessarily worried about –
although it has its problems too.

It’s all the other little nuances
that creep in here and there
under the door of the passing years.

Sometimes it seems you’ve
lost your grip on everything
except all the other years that went before.

Those cool fake Louboutins have been replaced
with sensible Skechers or the like.

And your clothes closet has morphed from a version
of Hot Topic to Lily Pulitzer.

The only standing dates on your calendar are now with
Slug-A-Bug and Tru-Green.

But more importantly….

Those kids of yours seem to come around
a little less and the visits are a bit more brief.

And the grand-kids, they have become
a little less needy, and their hugs and kisses fewer.

Yep, sometimes it’s a little tough
to paint a smile on the face of getting older.

© DiAnne Ebejer

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About DiAnne Ebejer

I am retired and live on the East coast of Florida where I spend much of my time reading, playing with photography and trying to write some "poetry and then some" at dianneebejer.wordpress.com. I care deeply about many things and wish there was much more love and compassion in this world today. I also have a part time blog "Thought You Might Like This" diannesthingsat.wordpress.com used for special projects and occasional things of interest
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2 Responses to Paint a smile…

  1. Beth Ann says:

    I love this!!! You have a way with words for sure and you made me smile. 😊

    Liked by 1 person

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