04. Beautiful Women Poem by john tiong chunghoo

04. Beautiful Women

Rating: 3.2

young women, old women
in their heart
despite the years
the yearning to be beautiful

young women, old women
they look at each other
one with envy
the other with fear and contempt (of the wrinkles, old age)

young women, old women
they look into each other
one for amother
the other for a daughter

04. Beautiful Women
Saturday, May 14, 2005
Topic(s) of this poem: mother daughter
Christine Kerr 08 March 2009

Your pretty good at reading a woman's mind. Showing the envy and needing the compassion. Very high emotions at both ends Good write

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Nicely said the reality of wrinkles and old age and their envy to the younger ones though I think in reality cannot be taken as a routine or regular impression persists in old women who have seen the world in different circumstances and sufferings and also glad moments of life. The poem is beautiful.

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Roseann Shawiak 18 December 2014

Expression of a woman's beauty is difficult to determine, but you have done admirably well with this beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it. RoseAnn

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Rory Hudson 12 March 2009

Sensitive and well expressed. The repetition of the first line makes it hang together well.

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Royale Royale 15 June 2012

Outstanding tribute!

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Christina Chin 04 December 2018

Nice one, beautifully put, John.

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Akhtar Jawad 02 May 2018

A woman is always lovely, a great poem, loved it.

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Sofia Kioroglou 31 October 2015

Love it! Absolutely great!

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Allotey Abossey 13 June 2015

Hahaha... This is very true... Thoughtful of you, friend.

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Kim Barney 22 February 2015

Beautiful poem. Much better than the 6.2 rating given by the voters so far!

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john tiong chunghoo

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Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia
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