Mary Havran

Wrinkles

Wrinkles in time
trite phrase yet true
where life creates chaos
it leaves wrinkles in you

Furrows in fields
we pass along the way
while navigating roads
we must travel each day

All leave their mark
both inside and out
as we strive to comprehend
what life really is about

Holes in the fabric of time and space
equate to the wearing that in living takes place
With fabric and lives the choices seem the same
We can deal with challenges or merely place the blame

So whether wrinkles we bear
Or holes we must mend
We have tools at hand
It’s our choice in the end

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Poem Edited: Monday, May 2, 2011

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  • Patti Masterman (1/23/2009 8:06:00 PM)

    This is one of my favorite styles in poetry and
    you have written with much wisdom.

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  • Al Ramos (2/23/2008 10:30:00 PM)

    There is truth in simplicity. You did it again.

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  • Alto Thomas Jr (2/17/2008 7:04:00 PM)

    Always thoughtful...always insightful...always delightful.... You are head and shoulders above every other 'amateur' on this site.

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  • Helena Bispos (2/2/2008 1:09:00 AM)

    As one who has pleanty of wrinkles, I think this is lovely.

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  • V F (1/24/2008 3:32:00 AM)

    very true... where life creates chaos..it leaves wrinkles in you...
    some wrinkles can be clearly seen.. but there are also those that are unseen...
    Very well written!

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  • Tom J. Mariani (12/29/2007 11:28:00 PM)

    Your poem has put a new wrinkle in the definition of wrinkle....'all leave their mark/both inside and out...' You have taken a trite phrase and given it new life and meaning.
    Tom

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