Swanky

Swanky

A Poem by barleygirl
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Acrostic: First letter of all lines spell title.

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Stiletto stilts and chic crafted physique
with bling-crusted digits glittering
and long frosted weave cascading . . .
nibbling caviar and swilling champagne, she
knows current hoity-toity repartee . . .
yet shimmering smoky eyes decline to shine.


© 2016 barleygirl



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barleygirl
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"Swanky"
barleygirl,
Why does a person need to glitz up? Does this outer coating portray what is inside? What is inside? sometimes when out and about I think that so much work to be someone we are not is exhausting!
Well, this was a reflective poem.
Your last line was truly the give away of this mindset.
"Knows current hoity-toity repartee...
yet shimmering smoky eyes decline to shine."
Blessings,
Kathy


Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

5 Months Ago

I am honored that my little poem provoked such an enjoyable reflection from you! *smile* I feel the .. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

5 Months Ago

Margie,
You got that right! It's good but..well how much is too much I guess? I also like you.. read more



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Sounds just like moi kind of gargoyle........Glad I found these words Margie.....Nugnug, Wink wink.....

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Months Ago

Thank you for digging back into my acrostic-loving phase! I've been thinking about reigniting this o.. read more
Neville Pettitt

3 Months Ago

Glad I did, I can tell ya...............
You should have extended this poem so the acrostic could read, "good for only a one night stand". But that would be a 25 line poem. You could have done it. I hope our poor muse finds some sunshine in her life. Great poem/acrostic. CD

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Months Ago

I used to love doing acrostics . . . and I love your idea for expanding this one . . . but lately I .. read more
All that glitters does not make us happy, but too many get caught up in that race to be the loudest...the flashiest... the top of the heap.
When really, that heap is usually made of garbage.
Its what's inside that makes us who we are and only we can make us happy. Make sense?
Good write Bgirl

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

5 Months Ago

I always love your straightforward style of saying it like it is! Such heavily adorned individuals l.. read more
"Swanky"
barleygirl,
Why does a person need to glitz up? Does this outer coating portray what is inside? What is inside? sometimes when out and about I think that so much work to be someone we are not is exhausting!
Well, this was a reflective poem.
Your last line was truly the give away of this mindset.
"Knows current hoity-toity repartee...
yet shimmering smoky eyes decline to shine."
Blessings,
Kathy


Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

5 Months Ago

I am honored that my little poem provoked such an enjoyable reflection from you! *smile* I feel the .. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

5 Months Ago

Margie,
You got that right! It's good but..well how much is too much I guess? I also like you.. read more
Put together on the inside yet a mess on the inside. Great vocabulary. Thanks for sharing!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Years Ago

Thanks for stopping by to read & leave your great review.
best best best is the last line.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Years Ago

Thanks for reading my message perfectly *smile*
There was a sad poignancy in that last line. With all the external trappings, was she really happy?.
You succeded in painting an effective word picture of ambition without a goal.
Acrostics are fun, as long as you don't have to stick to rhyming lines, then they can make you tear your hair..

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Years Ago

I used to be able to multi-task . . . such as doing an acrostic that also rhymes . . . but nowadays,.. read more
Okay the vocabulary was stunning... As for the concept, it was very intriguing... At the start I loved how you gave some strong words to show the outside glamour and pride of the lady... I believe we have seen people like that in our real life, they show up like they are happy and "knows everything" kind of attitude but on the inside they are broken.... A very well balanced work and twist in the tale kind of acrostic... The last line was stunning as it left the reader feeling amazed... I enjoyed reading it....

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Years Ago

Thank you for your interesting observations. I don't run in glamorous circles, of course, but this c.. read more
all that glitters is not...and this is a lonely sad person behind the glitz and glamour
of having it all.. well done in content and form..

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Years Ago

Thanks for stopping by to show your understanding of my message.
all the flamboyant glitter hides a deep sadness, methinks. indeed, the eyes are a window to the soul, they say. I'm sad for this pretty lady.
love your description. I can picture her with my mind's eye and I like what I see.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Years Ago

A couple days ago, I thought about writing how the eyes are the windows revealing all . . . but I wa.. read more

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