Wrinkles MAG

January 28, 2013
By ethanrblake BRONZE, West Orange, New Jersey
ethanrblake BRONZE, West Orange, New Jersey
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My mother advised me,
“Stop raising your eyebrows so much
when you speak. It looks weird and
you'll have huge forehead wrinkles
when you're older.”
Mom, when I grow old, I want a vast sea
of wrinkle waves upon my forehead
from conversing with friends and loved ones
I want sagging bags filled to the brim
with surprise and fascination below
my widened eyes
I want deep trenches at the corners of
my lips
from smiling all the time
I want tattoos –
natural ones!
I want neither a plastic surgeon nor
cosmetician to lay a nip tuck or Botox
or anti-aging agent upon my
distinguished countenance
I want the most wrinkled, creased,
folded-over facade
in the cursed Laundromat of purgatory,
but behind it
the happiest, most enlightened soul,
canceling my appointment with the

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This article has 10 comments.

on Sep. 1 2014 at 11:39 am
Grace_Sowyrda PLATINUM, Medfield, Massachusetts
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I totally do this.

on Jul. 24 2013 at 8:48 am
writefearless SILVER, Manila, Other
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Favorite Quote:
scare your fear before it scares you.

i totally love this one. it has a very non-conformist meaningful message :) great job!

on Feb. 5 2013 at 1:03 pm
taylorbagen BRONZE, West Orange, New Jersey
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I love it!  It actually makes me smile while reading!

on Feb. 3 2013 at 6:37 pm
FlannelSkin PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
“If faces are different when lit from above or below – what is a face? What is anything?" - William Golding, "Lord of the Flies"

Cool beans, dude. No fruity teenage crap in here.

Venera177 said...
on Feb. 3 2013 at 3:52 pm
I like this poem for two reasons: orginality and the message. I've never read something where something like wrinkles is accepted. I found that slightly shocking but I liked it because of the good message about physical beauty.

on Feb. 3 2013 at 3:21 pm
WaffleOcean2934 PLATINUM, Rogers, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams-Eleanor Roosevelt

I love how refreshing the poem is.  I've always been insecure about this, but now it feels like I see my face in a whole new perspective.  Thanks for sharing it!

on Feb. 2 2013 at 9:46 pm
Padoodallee GOLD, Haven, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." -Michelangelou

This is beautiful and enthusiastic! Something true about real beauty. A great example!

on Feb. 2 2013 at 6:04 pm
ChrisJ PLATINUM, Rochester, New York
24 articles 15 photos 289 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.

This is really good and I love the concept behind it!

ZachhM said...
on Feb. 2 2013 at 4:54 pm
I will second that

Kris_10 GOLD said...
on Feb. 2 2013 at 4:32 pm
Kris_10 GOLD, North Scituate, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles... The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood..." -Theodore Roosevelt

This is the kid of poem to open you eye and keep you thinking even after you've closed out of it. Well done! 


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