She ages


But purposefully

She fades from view

As her beauty 

Loses color

It’s not fair that the 

Dew of youth 

Draws attraction 

Simply for being what it can only be

It is in wisdom

And earned wonder 

That a woman must be be seen

Men who do not understand this

Will always be searching

And mistaking attraction

For desire

For your soul is drawn to depth

Not that youth can not have this

But not to the extent of a life fully lived

Oh you wayward men

You will toss and turn

Until your dying day

Seeing flashes of the woman 

You should have known

Instead chasing an elusive

Sense of pride 

That used you up

As you slowly 

And complacently 

Faded into oblivion 


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