Monday, September 19, 2011

Dirty Old Woman

Dirty Old Woman

OK—so I’m fortyish and soft in all the right places
To be instantly identified as someone’s lovely mother,
Well endowed with all the good housewifely graces.
And I am.

OK—so I’ve been married for twenty-four good years
To the same dark-haired man who thrilled my twenties.
You might even wonder if I’m as contented as I appear.

Well, I am.

OK—so when that tall and sun-tanned youth goes jogging by,
You wonder if I’m turning my head to watch his rippling muscles,
Especially when you see that certain sparkle in my eye.
You bet I am!

Just because my own flower garden fulfills all my wishes
For beautiful bouquets to pick and carry home with me,
Can’t I still admire the blossoms growing on my neighbor’s bushes?
You bet I can!


  1. Well said and I'm right there with you! - Susan

  2. Very nice! I refer to that as window shopping, but never bidding or buying. Love it.

  3. Absolutely! In my house we say "you can look, but not touch." :OD

  4. I liked this -- a lot-- we also have the "you can look--but you can't touch" thing here as well!

    Cheers, Jenn.

  5. This was really cute and amusing. =)

  6. Great post. Emotional, not a dirty old woman!

  7. Looks like everyone took this in the spirit in which it was intended. : - ) Thank you for your comments.

  8. flower lover you!!! hehe (do love that rose)