Ogden Nash
New York / United States
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A Lady Who Thinks She Is Thirty

Rating: 3.6
Unwillingly Miranda wakes,
Feels the sun with terror,
One unwilling step she takes,
Shuddering to the mirror.

Miranda in Miranda's sight
Is old and gray and dirty;
Twenty-nine she was last night;
This morning she is thirty.
Shining like the morning star,
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COMMENTS
Dr Antony Theodore 14 December 2020
Silly girl, silver girl, Draw the mirror toward you; Time who makes the years to whirl Adorned as he adored you. living in illusions. tony
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sAbHyAtA 31 May 2018
good poem! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Savita Tyagi 22 December 2017
My my how time changes the thinking.....
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Tom Allport 27 December 2016
big mistake? mirrors only bring heartache
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Adrian Martin 27 April 2016
Time...... Tick tick tick it does not wait for you or I, or even the lady Miranda.!
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Anthony Shangale 23 April 2015
To my gal friend.....superb....
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Kelvin Michael 27 January 2014
Although spring is as old as it is, its beauty never fades.
7 9 Reply
Karen Sinclair 25 October 2012
Beautiful poem....such comforting compassion in the writers words
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Sander Rubin 02 June 2012
To my daughter 2/27/2012.
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Ken E Hall 24 May 2010
W, ords of a master clever to illustrate age and the withering tick of time, very nice to read!
23 4 Reply

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