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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This is such a well-meaning poem. Very feministic without the trappings of beig repugnant and reactionary. Enjoyed it.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

5 Months Ago

Thank you most kindly!
What a beautiful and eloquent write truly! I read it several times and each time it was as lovely as the last.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

5 Months Ago

Thank you most kindly, Patricia!
This was such a calming read for me... read it twice and was ever more relaxed after the second. You projected such a relaxing scene with your words. Great write.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

5 Months Ago

Good to see you again, Travis! Thank you!
Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

5 Months Ago

It's good to be seen. Lol trying to find my writing stance again. I look forward to catching up on y.. read more
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This is brilliant I adore this yes a modern day Cinderella now I want to buy a terry cloth robe lol 😀 great poem Kelly !

Posted 5 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

5 Months Ago

Thank you for your visit, Julie...and the kind words!
From pencil skirt to terry cloth robe, I picture you mesmerized with glowing eyes as you read from the pages of the Harlequin romance novel. What a wonderful description of a lovely afternoon, sipping tea and fantasizing about the "gentleman in a guise of gray". It is no wonder that your poetry reflects this wonderful romantic musing over and over again much to our delight!! Simply delicious dear Kelly! ;-)

Posted 5 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

5 Months Ago

You've made my day! ...thanks, Dara. Hope you have a wonderful summer!
Ah, a real woman! No fairy tales here, except perhaps on the pages of a Harlequin. As you always do, you’ve created a scene we can see and feel. A perfect title, too. Good to read something new from you, Kelly.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

5 Months Ago

It's always a privilege for me whenever you make your presence known. Thank you, Robert!
R.E. Ray

5 Months Ago

Your work often inspires, Kelly. I look forward to reading more of your poems and studying the acco.. read more
I read a lovely, intriguing, amazing woman in your words dear Kelly. You have an absolutely deft talent for graceful language and mesmerizing subtleties, nuances of description. You are writing the many, ever-changing, layers of ‘woman-ness’ in these contrasting verses. Do I detect a Shade of Gray in the first verse?-hmmm. You are equally seductive, both in pencil skirt and bathrobe. Yes- the flirting tendrils....You go girl!

Posted 5 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

5 Months Ago

Your reviews are by far, the best! Many thanks and much love, my friend!
'modern day cinderalla' indeed. a very cool lady. can picture her & the setting perfectly through your great, soft, nonchalant descriptive words. an independent woman of possibilities living life on her own terms. really like this one Kelly... :)

Posted 5 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

5 Months Ago

I still have a couple of those pencil skirts in my closet. They're a classic I quite enjoy. Thanks.. read more
Modern Cinderella could lead a interesting life. You allowed the reader to observe the interesting lady. I enjoyed the story in the poem dear Kelly. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 5 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

5 Months Ago

Good to see you, John. Many blessings and best wishes to you!
Coyote Poetry

5 Months Ago

Hello dear Kelly and you are welcome.
I see you have learned to please yourself instead of portraying an image to please others...

Well done, it is good on occasion to make yourself into another you as long as you remove the mask when you get home and let your hair down :)

I really enjoyed the way you have portrayed your poem so elegantly Kelly :)



Posted 5 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

5 Months Ago

A lesson I am most proud of. Thank you so much, Stella!

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Kelly Scheppers

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