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A Modern Day Cinderella

A Modern Day Cinderella

A Poem by Kelly Scheppers

A  Modern Day Cinderella

 

 

I was all about the pencil skirt.

With my hair in a chignon

and a tendril or two

intercepting the linear drop of an earring. 

 

On numerous occasions

I’d treat myself to café lunches at noon,

of chicken rosemary with an almond pilaf

and a goblet of a red Zinfandel.

I’d sit in a corner booth,

peering at the comings and goings of merchants

while unpretentiously flirting

with the gentleman in a guise of gray.

 

A modern day Cinderella,  am I.

Nestled  here in my over-sized chair.

With my hair in a scrunchie

and a tendril or two

clinging to the opening of a terry cloth robe…

 

as I read from the pages

of a Harlequin romance,

sipping my herbal teas till noon.   




 

© 2019 Kelly Scheppers


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Both fit within our world, At one point necessity mostly made it an either or - BUT time evened out individual roles and play.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you, Chris. Your presence is always welcomed here.
I love how fantasy can take us away to who we might be. There is a fluidity to this one I really like. I sometimes daydream of being a lonely mountain man in the Rockies, but who am I kidding, I'd die of of the cold the first night out of town. Ha. This is great. Have a good night, Kelly.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Weeks Ago

Very much appreciate your visit, Corey. Thank you!
This is so good, I love the imagery you write with, and it's descriptiveness. There is nothing wrong with being your own Cinderella....

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

So glad you enjoyed this, Kescha. Thank you!
I just adored your last two stanza's, This is so awesome and full of feeling. You're very talented.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Months Ago

Thank you most kindly!
Now that i have live many days. I would love to read stories of THIS Cinderella you are talking about in your poem. This is strong. A Cinderella with a goblet of a red Zinfandel? I am in. Great write.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Months Ago

Thank you most kindly, Digvijay. Good to have you here!
i love the dual perspective you show here! the classy and more laidback version all in one space. fun, well put together poem.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Months Ago

Thank you. I appreciate that!
Hahaha!!! The fact that you can write both sides of that equation is a bit of a tell, you realize.

I can so relate.:):)

Loved this one... I’m a sucker for Cinderella stories.

Adix


Posted 3 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Months Ago

I saw a new version of Cinderella just months ago, starring Lily James, and I would highly recommend.. read more
Kelly, just stop! Please, just stop, okay? Stop making me feel like I am a voyeur looking over your soft shoulder as you write yet another naked, emotionally revealing poem. Stop making the poems about ME. (As I am sure every other male poet feels or wishes it was him.)

Stop ensnaring me in your poetic webs, leaving me dangling, wishing either to be consumed by you or released from the desire of same. Kelly, just stop.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Months Ago

LMAO!! ...I simply can't leave you dangling now, can I?
C. M. Miller

3 Months Ago

Dangle away, I'll follow . . . .
Fantastic! Yes, we sit reading fantasy romance novels waiting for our Prince Charmings to arrive....but do they? If they do, will they switch out that terry bathrobe for a satin one and treat us like Princesses? Sitting in the back booth flirting....I can picture it. This is a great one, Kelly. Lydi**

Posted 4 Months Ago



you made me feel as though I was watching from two tables away.. a safe enough distance to go unnoticed, but close enough to take you all in.... surely one of your recent best :)

Posted 4 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Months Ago

I am most flattered you think so, Nev. A thousand thank yous, my friend!
Neville

4 Months Ago

You are so very welcome Kelly

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Kelly Scheppers
Kelly Scheppers

San Diego, CA



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