Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Pink Rose


Amabel


PINK SATURDAY
http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/

THE PINK ROSE


Oh! How pinkly pretty!
How miraculously pure!
Not a blemish! Not a freckle!
A work of art for sure.
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Was she really that uncrumpled?
That uncreased? That fresh and bright?
Was the day a little cloudy
Yet she was bathed in light?
*
The young girls of that era
Must have gazed at this in awe
Thinking her the ultimate;
The best they ever saw!
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And did they suffer heartache
Because their skins were beige
With here and there the evidence
Of swiftly-advancing age?
*
Today we talk of models
Who're almost skin and bone,
And we worry that our young girls
May compare and weep alone.
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But surely in the old days
Comparisons were made
And 'teenagers' were haunted
By that dire phrase 'an old maid'!
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This pinkly perfect poppet
Has been air-brushed, in a way.
The artist's brush transformed her
And that is how she'll stay.
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A totally different pink here:
http://rinklyrimes.blogspot.com/2009/07/pink-floyd.html



1 comment:

jinksy said...

She's a bit too close to pink candyfloss for me - a sugar overload! I like a touch of 'warts and all' ! :)