Sunday, February 08, 2009

CVI - The Girl in the Red Scarf

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Photo: Photodom.


The Girl in the Red Scarf

She watches, as if uncertain of our intent.
Not pretty, in the way it’s usually decided,
Her skin is rough, her nose is large and rather bent;
Her breasts are small and curiously lopsided.

I feel drawn to rise, to speak on her behalf:
Granted, she is not a beauty, in the classic way.
But does she smile and does she laugh?
Does she kick her shoes off and dance the night away?

And can she sing and can she cook?
Is she hotly passionate? Does she have a lover?
I am haunted by her wounded look:
There’s an honesty that beauty often covers.

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© J Cosmo Newbery
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9 comments:

  1. Do you think certain people are over looked in our society because they don't measure up to the standard of beauty?

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  2. The greatest injustice inflicted by man, on man, is the concept of 'normal'.

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  3. intriguing photo..

    the photo does make you wonder who this person is..

    as does your poem.

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  4. Beautiful and intriguing, both the photo and the poem. Bravo.

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  6. Curious, but empathetic. Photo looks like Vemeer gone bad.

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  7. I like the way you think, sir.

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  8. "There’s an honesty that beauty often covers."
    Very Very true!!!!

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