Your Slip Is Showing

Your Slip Is Showing

A Poem by Cherrie Palmer

“Pardon me ma’am, but your slip is showing.”

“Yes,” she said with eyes not bright.

“But not my soul.”

© 2021 Cherrie Palmer


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Cherrie Palmer
Just popped in my head

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Yes, yes , yes. Slips, the venerable, agate white or grey chalcedony of the 19th century was worn by women as a burden of responsibility; as proof of the science of their sexuality, even when sexuality wasn't allowed. Even a peek of it showing was sexualized: the onomatomania dread or irresistible impulse of anyone who saw it. This poem paints quite the picture. One of great vanity and authority. And yes to the questions asked, they still sell slips if you can find them....great idea for a poem. dana

Posted 1 Week Ago


Cherrie Palmer

1 Week Ago

I couldn't decide on the picture. Which would set the mood for the poem and like you I thought the.. read more
Cherrie Palmer

1 Week Ago

Not to date myself but I'm a fan of a camisole and silky tap pants
Do ladies actually still wear "slips"? I thought we'd got beyond that to show as much flesh as you possibly can and if you don't have it to show, why, just get some cosmetic surgery. Baring my soul has never been an issue with me. I used to wear my heart out on my sleeve but the sleeve was torn so many times, the heart was bound to be; painful thing, that. But, as a father of two daughters, I'm all for the application of maidenly modesty. I enjoyed.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Cherrie Palmer

2 Weeks Ago

Lol possibly not. But that's what's missing a little modesty and a little alure.
Fabian G. Franklin

2 Weeks Ago

I remember a song Carly Simon had out called "Dishonest Modesty". It's funny. You know what they sa.. read more
Yes if it's pink the end of diginity with unbearable loss of pride, soul food for thought.thank you for sharing.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Mauricio :)
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Love this.................

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Weeks Ago

I think of this writing as a women's poem. :) I'm glad you liked it. Thank you Light.
light and ashes

3 Weeks Ago

I did very much, you're welcome.
If you read this in a certain way, it can be dirty. And I imagine, you had no intention of making it so but.... if a person who happened to have a lot of a certain amount of education were to read this.... they would probably say something like "you need to get layed". Doll face.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


DavD

3 Weeks Ago

That sounded... bad. I'm sorry
Cherrie Palmer

3 Weeks Ago

No apologies needed
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Just slipped into your brain, did it? It does make one wonder what you were thinking then fill the void with all the possibilities.Do we cover the privacy of our soul with the apparel of our convictions. Convictions that are sheer for some, heavily draped for others. Eyes not bright. She isn't happy with the condition of her soul maybe??

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Weeks Ago

Yes I think that's it in a nutshell.
So often people go about life but inwardly they are n.. read more
hmm. do women even wear slips anymore? that's a classic line from bygone days. it was a good ice breaker too. there's something alluring about them. i suppose that back in more conservative times it was a tease. this is cute and i enjoyed being taken back to simpler days ... :)

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Weeks Ago

I'm not sure if young women wear slips but I not being so young still have them. :)
Honest words written. The soul, protected from the eyes of others. Hello dear Cherrie and thank you for sharing your amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you 😊
Love this, kinda cute and lovely

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you just kinda wrote itself.
I like this poem. It truly speaks volumes in such a short string of words. About self respect. And excellent message and write Cherrie.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Weeks Ago

I couldn't decide on a picture which would set the tone. I'm glad you liked it

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Cherrie Palmer
Cherrie Palmer

Oakland, AR



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I am a published poet and love poetry. My husband and I live near the White River, and love trout fishing. I find my surroundings a great inspiration to me. I also have two books on Amazon Kindle: O.. more..

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