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Out The Box Poetry is a new open mic night in Altrincham at Local Creation - www.facebook.com/LocalCreation Local Creation 1 Central Way Altrincham WA14 1SB Every first Thursday of the Month. 7pm - 9pm £3 entry. The evening supports the PatchWork Service - Mobile Artistic Mental Health and Wellbeing Service - A free service for people with long term mental health issues and people affected by bereavement, stress and/or trauma. (Trafford and South Manchester)

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I see in the mirror a woman I see a body that has been much used I see hands with narrow fingers I see they are mottled and discoloured I see the flat feet, toes with bunions I see the legs bony and bent I see dark blue veins, pushing through the skin I see a head of hair, once thick now thin I see grey, when before blonde I see a forehead deeply furrowed I see they are the frown lines of many years I see the fading pink of her lips I see the mouth, laughter lines at sides I see deep into her eyes I see the pain they have felt I see the compassion, love and joy they have given I see the face pale, age old wrinkled I see the years of experience in each line I see a woman smiling I see she has lived, loved and enjoyed life She is happy . Poem by Janet Owen

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