Saturday, March 28, 2009

coiffured

she looked into the mirror,
dabbed a bit of perfume
touched up her lips,
checked on her studs

perfectly coiffured
with not a single hair
out of place, yet again
she smoothened her dress.

satisfied with herself
she was ready to face
the world, as of now.
she was so afraid of aging

a dead giveaway-
her knotted fingers!

19 comments:

Fledgling Poet said...

I liked that there was no sign of aging whatsoever until the last lines...up to that point you were simply describing a beautiful woman. I really enjoyed this!

if said...

that is the way a woman is

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

this so much reminds me of a short story that I wrote 25 years ago. :)

anthonynorth said...

It's a process we can cover up - for a time - but not change.

sage said...

Those last two lines kind of sting! Even the aged are afraid of aging...

Janice Thomson said...

Loved the twist at the end! Why is it we are so afraid to grow old gracefully...

priyanka's said...

awesome poem...
i cd actually see the imagery u have painted so well in this poem...

cool... keep writing!

Linda Jacobs said...

You just perfectly described my husband's grandmother!

She tried to disguise her aging but her hands were the dead giveaway!

Tumblewords: said...

Amazing how the hands are the window to age, as the eyes are the window to the soul. Great poem!

Whitesnake said...

I'm too old to die young!

Pretty Me!! said...

ha!! you can rarely hide your age ;) nice one !!

Serious Black said...

And just how does one tie their fingers into knots?

Wayne Pitchko said...

she is a beautiful aging lady...much like my partner who turned 60 today...and never afraid of aging....keep writing my dear

rosey said...

Oh my goodness - I haven't looked at my fingers lately - now I dare'nt!

keiths ramblings said...

What you see is what you get with me. If I look my age then so be it!!Delightful piece.

Tammy said...

I loved the twist at the end. Our bodies will always give us away. Hug

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Hi Gautami, clever you!!!

jay said...

Oh yes, the hands will give you away! LOL!

I like Whitesnake's comment. I have a tee shirt with those words on, from the Billy Connolly tour.

AMIT said...

Nice poems posted.

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