Sunday, July 03, 2011

Magpie Tales 71 - The Eyes Have It - July 3, 2011

I am nearing sixty-seven,
With aches and pains, it's true,
But I really like my trademark eyes,
In every shade and hue!

With fifty years of practice,
It's so much a part of me,
I match the outfit of the day,
With no colors less than three!

I could paint the Sistine Chapel,
With the shadows I possess,
But I always want another,
To match that very special dress!

As I age, it gets much harder,
To get it all on right,
Soon I'll have to give it up.
Or I might just look a fright.

BUT, should I win the lottery,
I will see if I can find,
A resident make up artist,
To give me peace of mind.

Carmen Henesy

Copyright (c) 2011 by Carmen Henesy
All rights reserved.

 I am participating in Tess Kinkaid's Magpie Tales 71 -
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  1. You're definitely good at it and your lines are so funny. I bough a lottery ticket a few days ago in Seville, fingers crossed!

  2. Josep -
    It's help to be able to laugh at myself...othewise, wth this darn arthritis and all the other maladies of growing older, I'd simply cry and run my mascara! Good luck with that lottery ticket!

  3. Anonymous3:37 AM

    Definitely a different take! I really enjoyed reading it and I hope your arthritis doesn't keep you from writing!

  4. a resident artist is the best idea ever - i'll keep my fingers crossed for that lottery win :). i love, love, LOVE that art piece, it is breath taking. thank you.

  5. Now THAT's how to cover a prompt! Gave me the giggles - and the notion to get that make up box out! The eyes certainly have it!

  6. beautiful pics
    poem is nice

  7. Your eyes definitely make a wonderfully colorful statement, Carmen! Fun poem :)

    Happy 4th fo July!

  8. Anonymous4:34 PM

    What a thoughtful joy for the sense of sight.

  9. Well, you perfectly described that unique (and oh so lovely) look of yours .... in poetic form no less.

  10. You are so beautiful!
    I like the choice of your shades. :)

  11. Hello, RNSANE.

    I pray for your health.
    The sun of California will protect it.

    Thank you for showing splendid works.

    Have a good weekend.
    From the Far East.