I Am Beautiful?

The following post is written by my daughter, Elya. I find her perspective quite interesting and challenging:

This poem is about aging and how, as women, we can be extremely harsh on our bodies as they change and go through what is a very natural part of life.Also, how we will do everything in our power to slow down and delay the inevitable. I am not passing judgement here. I am as guilty as the next:

“I Am Beautiful?” by Elya Filler

I speak from lips a crimson tint
Plump over teeth bleached white
An apple rouge colors my cheek
And erases my freckles from sight



About JoDee Luna

“I’m lost in a love affair with portrait painting!” JoDee Luna confesses. This author, artist, and educator describes herself as a creative eclectic due to her diverse history, multiple talents, and various career pursuits. She enjoys a host of creative expressions: mixed media, mask making, floral designing, photography, sculpture, and gardening. JoDee believes the creative process infuses her with the courage to try on new artistic identities, take inspired risks, and explore imaginative ideas. She seeks to share her insights with others through her book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics and website by the same name, http://refrainfromtheidentical.com. Both provide helpful tips and inspiration for artistic multi-taskers, those who enjoy various forms of artistic expression.
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