Monday, June 20, 2011

A Baglady Finds Herself









An old vintage photograph lies
hidden beneath dusty antiques
today but a mere memory
of yesterdays long forgotten.
She sees herself in that face
those soft, supple features
almond eyes, bushy brows
full lips begging for amour.
How can mere pennies
buy a priceless story
about someone
who once had
everything?

@laurie kolp

Prompt inspiration: Magpie Monday

24 comments:

Kathe W. said...

mere pennies can be all we are worth in the end......it's the life you live that is priceless

sweet pea. said...

oooooooooooooh, i like this one.

and thanks for your comment, by the way.

DebbyMc said...

Very nice...love this one.

Sioux said...

"...mere pennies...priceless story." It's sad, but true.

Reflections said...

Priceless are the tales of our days, yet for what price do we endure it all? And to whom do we bequeath the significant moments in time?

Mary said...

A priceless story. One never knows what comes right around the corner.

Enchanted Oak said...

An imaginative piece.

R. Burnett Baker said...

You ask a profound question and answer it perfectly!

Kay L. Davies said...

A few carefully-chosen words, saying so very much. Well done.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Tumblewords: said...

Well-crafted life story!

Isabel Doyle said...

somebody care enough to frame her ...

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Very thoughtful take on the Mag

Anna :o]

Kathe W. said...

it's not the frozen image but the life led that is priceless.

Margaret said...

... she sees herself ... someone who once had everything...! Wow, leaves so many questions, but the overall message is treasure what you have. Thanks.

Ann Grenier said...

A poem as lovely as the photo. I too approached the poem from seeing aspects of myself in her [albeit not physical resemblance;)]

Lyn said...

"She sees herself in that face"..we all have more in common than not..as you showed us so well!

Laurie Kolp said...

Thanks... I love how everyone comes up with such different (some similar) takes on Magpie Monday!

Rinkly Rimes said...

There is definitely a feeling of times past in the picture and the poem.

Steve Isaak said...

Solid versifying.

Lucy Westenra said...

How indeed! Priceless poem. Thank you.

mindlovemisery said...

This is simply lovely =)

Everyday Goddess said...

wow, i like that! very intriguing use of the prompt and you touch on a deep subject. excellent magpie.

Tess Kincaid said...

We all have a priceless story that must be preserved.

Martin H. said...

She certainly had a kind of beauty.