Her conception
took seven years,
it was miraculous
and beautiful,
In the ninth month
brought to bed
what a beauty

Fifteen years later,
she exhibited the features
of a young beautiful
rose flower,
a glowing skin,
eyes that could
hypnotise and physique
that was contagious

Another decade and a half,
her beauty consolidated,
the steam from a locomotive
was no match for that
which came from her beauty,
the most eloquent scrambled
for words to depict her
and the least eloquent
found words as the
passion from her beauty
unleashed them,
so was the strength of her beauty
that the rose flower became envious

at seventy and still counting,
sited quietly,
she looks back,
reminiscing about her early years
and said gently with her frail voice,
Indeed, beauty does wither.

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Onah is a graduate of Banking and Finance from the University of Calabar,Cross River State,Nigeria. He has over 6 years Banking experience in various aspect of Treasury Operations. He is working towards becoming a qualified financial analyst in the future and enjoys reading, research and writing, especially Finance and Economic related topics. As much as he enjoys writing and reading he also enjoys playing chess, watching movies ,workout and other activities to live a balanced life.

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