Saturday, September 3, 2005

Shakespeare...on being 40 something! lol





When forty winters shall besiege thy brow,
And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field,
Thy youth's proud livery, so gazed on now,
Will be a tottered weed of small worth held:
Then being asked where all thy beauty lies,
Where all the treasure of thy lusty days,
To say within thine own deep-sunken eyes,
Were an all-eating shame and thriftless praise.
How much more praise deserved thy beauty's use,
If thou couldst answer, "This fair child of mine
Shall sum my count, and make my old excuse,"
Proving his beauty by succession thine.
   This were to be new made when thou art old,
   And see thy blood warm when thou feel'st it cold.
                                                             
Shakespeare


 


WHOA! Shakespeare dude! Kinda rough on the 40 something generation don't ya think? And what is up with the 'deep trenches"  line......it's called moisturizer! And deep sunken eyes? Well, so would you if you had a house full of teenagers on a sleep over night! lol

5 comments:

mawmellow said...

lol....i NEVER know what to expect from you....gotta admit...you keep it exciting and on the edge !  

sdoscher458 said...

Demandn..you have to remember that 40 was close to death in those years! Their 40 is now our 70 or 80.  So don't feel too bad...at least those of us "older than Christ" should be glad of the gains we have made in health..LOL...Sandi  http://journals.aol.com/sdoscher458/LifeIsFullOfSurprises

rlspina said...

Fifty something needs the Botox when moisture fails!
I pride myself on my "inner beauty" these days, and try to avoid full length mirrors.

Shakespeare is still a cool dude in my book - see my posting http://journals.aol.com/rlspina/Simpleminds/

tillysweetchops said...

Thanks Billy boy - I was looking forward to my rebirth at 40, now I'm just wondering if we're all kidding ourselves!
Tilly
http://journals.aol.co.uk/tillysweetchops/Adventuresofadesperatelyfathouse/

jajay51 said...

demandnlilchit: I really enjoy your journal and by the way; in viewing your pic, you are a very pretty lady, so don't sweat the small 'chit'! LOL