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She’s A Gorgeous Mess

September 19, 2012

She’s a gorgeous


She’s available

And convenient,

And not discouraged

By a lost cause.

She wears tall boots

Made of leather;

She uses them to

Walk on you

‘Til you’re raw.

She grows her hair long

To hide her face,

Then shaves it off

So you know she’s tough,

And she won’t take shit.

She’s a contradiction

And an affliction

To the institution.

She swears ’cause she’s got

Street smarts,

And she smokes a cigarette

To show her intellect-

A Virginia Slim,

Because she’s come a long way, baby.

She goes out on the town

Looking for trouble,

Turns heads

With her short skirt,

And drinks a lot,

So she doesn’t hurt.

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  1. a contradicting personality indeed..interesting poem:)

    • She is definitely a confused, damaged mess! thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  2. Very nice work that make her intriguing..attractive..and snatch her back from the reader again..! In the end your reader does want to meet her, know her…maybe…and your ”intellect” line…mmmmm!!

    • Are your comments ever not always so lovely and thoughtful, Managua?! I’m glad to have intrigued….
      Thanks for the smile you put on my face πŸ™‚

  3. So…….. is she dating?

  4. very well written, I can see her and feel like I know her

  5. A lady with sharp edges , very unsettled though, poor her …and who can tame such a crafty lady … You have painted a lively scheckspearian portrait .. Well done Sylvie ..

    • I doubt she will be tamed until she decides she wants to be! Thank you for such lovely feedback πŸ™‚
      All the best,

  6. Yep, she sounds like a hot mess…but usually those types are hiding some deep emptiness inside and won’t show their true selves out of fear… That’s the saddest part of all…

    • Too true! She certainly has some hidden issues to sort out… Thanks for stopping by and commenting! πŸ™‚

  7. love this! excellent twisted shit that makes total sense! i like her πŸ˜‰

  8. yes,but she is not a mess…why world has got problem with single women…

    • Hmm… yes… she is just confused about who she wants to be and maybe has some more underlying issues… The term “mess” refers to the fact that she is all over the place, so to speak.
      Single women are awesome!

  9. Hmmm… πŸ™‚

  10. Wow, that’s really good!

  11. Reblogged this on THOUGHTS OF A POET IN THE RAIN and commented:
    A very interesting and well written poem which I am happy to reblog in order to share with my followers. A poet worth following.

  12. I like the story and the flow of it. Raw power. Interesting personality, complex, facing the world with one face but hiding another.

    • Cheers, Gordon. I am fascinated with these types of complex characters and love writing about them. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  13. Good morning Sylvie,Your poem is a picture of reality.She is a mess,yet she doesn’t know herself to express,for being a mess.Have a wonderful day .jalal(thank you for stopping by)

    • I think she is having trouble finding herself!

      And thank YOU for stopping by, Jalal πŸ™‚

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