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 Category:  Commentary and Philosophy Poetry
  Posted: September 20, 2020      Views: 77

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BETHSHELBY 
BethShelby is retired from the printing and commercial art field. She is married and has four children and three grandchildren. She and her husband presently live in Tennessee.

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Poem with no letter A
"Mirrors" by BethShelby


I look in the mirror trying to see
if sleepy eyes could be lying to me,
My skin feels wrinkled from being in bed,
My stuffy nose is, most likely, bright red.

In the dim morning light, wrinkles don't show.
If something’s different, I don't need to know.
My tresses got knotted from restless sleep,
Next time, I think I will try counting sheep.

The skin on my body, loosened by time,
keeps me from thinking I’m still in my prime. 
Our youthful good looks don’t linger for long.
The urge to hold on is ever so strong.
 
It is good the mirror isn’t our judge.
Life moves by quickly, so on we must trudge
The prize is not for the glory of youth.
Time comes with wisdom, discernment, plus truth.


 

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I didn't sign up for the missing A contest when I saw it, but I wrote this making sure there were no As. When I went back to sign up it had been taken down already filled.

Each line has 10 syllables and there are no As.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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