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Yesterday's Beauty Queen

Years have washed away the glow,
but not the dreams of yesterday,
standing tall and pretty,
holding a dozen red roses,
matching the beauty of the smile on
the overly-painted face,
wearing the regal crown and cape,
which promised the keys to the convertible,
endless trips to no-name towns
for grand openings and hours of
standing, waving and looking
absolutely gorgeous to the
curious crowds.

Yesterday's beauty queen recalls
when her flowing dark hair was
free of gray and at twenty-one
thought wrinkles were worn by
grandmothers in nursing homes;
beauty and youth ride the train
on the life-long journey to maturity,
where mirrors do not tell lies.
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Submitted on January 13, 2016

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Sonia Walker

I have been writing poetry, short stories and articles of interest for over thirty years. Most of my writing has been published in small presses, journals and weekly community newspapers. It is enjoyable to receive positive feedback on my writing. Before retirement, I was an editor and co-publisher for a quarterly journal and monthly newsletter from Anchorage, Alaska. My philosophy is to write something everyday to keep the cobwebs away. more…

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