Changed by Time

ballet slippers in the forest

She dances no more

her body changed over time

no longer able to flow

graceful and effortlessly.

Like the young ballerina 

she once was.

She hold hands no longer

her body changed over time.

Her lover long gone

never to reach for her hand.

She aches for the comfort and love

felt when their hands met.

As they once did.

She no longer sees the beauty

she once did reflecting in her mirror.

Her beauty once accented by jewels

Now just accentuate the years

and pains her body now holds.

No longer the desired woman

Her lover chose for a lifetime.

She is no longer the woman she was

those many years ago.

All alone she is void of desires,

dreams and a future of hope.

She is alone in the world

not knowing a soul.

Saddened by the figure in the mirror

She no longer knows.

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This was written for Picture it & Write

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