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Author Name: Premiumsheedreams 11 Comments
Date Added: September 11, 2010 11:09:24 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Are they born in the mind or a gift from the body?
Making her come alive and feel a little bit naughty
Are they born in the heart and at times betray the body?
Making her feel warm inside...better than a hot toddy!
Are they a sign worn 'round the neck, like a precious locket?
Or like simmering coals.. more than enough to power a rocket
Perhaps stored away for awhile, putting them safely in her pocket
Later to be revived putting her finger in a live socket.
Can they be silenced for a moment so not everyone will hear?
Or sung like a golden the very one she holds dear
Can they be gathered like dewdrops in the morning so clear?
And released like moonbeams to draw her true lover near.
Where do they go after a woman passes her prime?
Making her feel sentimental and no longer sublime
Can they be found in a bottle to buy some more time?
Or prove to be useless for the steep mountain to climb
Do they return to the heart, soul, or possibly the mind?
Are they replaced by deep emotions, just waiting to unwind?
Can they be exchanged for sterling qualities, the most powerful kind?
And persuaded to give the most treasured the heart is inclined.
Author's Notes: are some questions giving insight into the realm of female hormones...from adolescence to menopause.  I was inspired to re-post this piece after Andrea Pike's  poem about menopause.  What happens to hormones aftter menopause? where do they go?  After menopause a woman is not driven by hormones so the love and affection she gives (I reason) comes from deep emotions she has stored in her heart over the years...Can love and relationships be enriched by other qualities and expressed in the purest form when hormones are at their low ebb?...I welcome your thoughts on the subject...let's educate Andrea so she doesn't have to return to the corral to toughen up in preparation for menopause.
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Comment By: FreeChristhamF. on November 2, 2010 10:25:46 PM Report
A nice write,  thanks for your thought-provoking questions.
Comment By: FreeAndrew on September 13, 2010 01:37:24 PM Report
it's all part of that metamorphosis that is life - the fire lives in the mine and while it may not heat to body, the memories are there.  best to focus on we have, i suppose.  nice bit of reflection from someone who has his own hormonal issues (like where did all that hair come from???)
Comment By: FreeMujtaba H Zaidi on September 12, 2010 12:08:36 AM Report
You have portrayed very beautiful, romantic, enticing and tempting picture dear Linda with the help of your magical words! Sweet poem indeed!
Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on September 11, 2010 10:43:10 PM Report
They are in the bloodstream and they influence the activity of organs. They don't go anywhere...eventually they just are no longer produced. They can be replaced too..if needed.  I'm sure these answers are just too obvious so they cannot be what you are looking for here. They can cause quite a stir or upset. Loving relationships may feel the effects of hormonal fluctuation or cessation but with good medical care the effects should be minimal. Of course some women use "the change" as an excuse for everything and life with them is miserable...others roll with the punches and don't convince themselves of a multitude of changes...while a few may be real many will be imagined. It is an individual thing...I think it depends on the woman and how her man reacts to her perception of "the change". Love and affection need not diminish. Ladies don't buy into the idea that menopause makes you less a does not. What an interesting poem and topic. Enjoyed!

~Barbara D.~    

Comment By: PremiumHOPE on September 11, 2010 12:22:47 PM Report
Linda Jo

I really like this poem and the questions you ask,   I wish I could bottle them and save them for when I really need them.  I never really know what they will be raging or blown into the wind.  Great write.


Comment By: FreeRoger Bacon on September 11, 2010 12:15:21 PM Report
From a male perspective I haven't a clue, though right now I'm living the change with my better half.
Comment By: FreeAndrew on April 16, 2010 03:25:22 PM Report
do you honestly expect a male to answer these questions?  are any of us foolish enough to attempt it!!!

~smile~ -- just kidding (don't hit me) - i'm just glad for the "naughty" at times...

Comment By: FreeJulie on June 14, 2009 05:52:42 PM Report
Mmmm...this was so pleasant to read.  It is a beautiful thing to be a woman, no matter the age.  Women like you never pass a prime.  You are timelessly beautiful, elegant, articulate, and perhaps still a bit naughty.  All the finest qualities in my book.
Comment By: FreeHenry M. on June 14, 2009 11:48:09 AM Report
To me age is a state of mind, you are what you feel! Where do the emotions go? Maybe they just lay dormant until the time is right for them to be released. No matter because you're never to old to love or make love, that is something the mind and body never forgets! Great writing Linda, may you love until you get the final call.   Henry
Comment By: FreeBruce A. Peaslee on June 7, 2009 09:52:28 PM Report
Linda  - Ah yes! That age old conundrum "Where Oh Where Did The Good Times Go?"  I think

that Mark Twain had it right when he sid, "Energy is wasted on Youth";  I could use some too.



Comment By: Freeb doneff on June 7, 2009 02:57:35 PM Report
Oh those lovely hormones that make us do wacky things, and the way they make us FEEL!  A curse? A blessing?  Eh, a mixture of both...guess we have to learn to appreciate them, and not let them rule us! (boy that's easy to SAY! lol)
nicely done.


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