Life’s Games


Appearance and first impressions
always played in her favor 
years ago when her olive skin,
 tanned legs, and easy smile
made men and women drool.
Staring into the mirror,
all traces of that hip girl 
had disappeared.
Replaced with wrinkles, 
leathery skin, hollow eyes,
permanent frown.
Life played cruel games. 
She’d lost.

donetta sifford 7/5/2015
Written for: Grammar Ghoul Press
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11 responses

  1. We surely do. Lol. Thank you for dropping by.

  2. We surely do. Lol. Thank you for dropping by.

  3. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  4. Thank you for stopping by and it seems it does.

  5. Time tears down the youthful beauty in all of us. So poignant!

  6. The tragedy in this piece is very real and familiar. Great work.

  7. Such a familiar piece! I'd kill for some tan legs, though. I'm just saying! lol This is quite the relatable piece. Well done

  8. Karma gets us all in the end. Nicely done!

  9. We all lose that race, lol.

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