vibrant thang

vibrant thang

A Poem by Shirlena

a woman I can't compete with


veteran grown

I should be a big girl now

finally confronting impurities and fantasia

because being the latter she is also a flawless label

to my chagrin you are a regular to the end

cha-eezing without being phased

no matter how many times I’ve turned... reprise

tried to wipe my eye’s…there is no going somewhere

not for you... onward sultry windstorm

I believe you are here to malaise

but no shade sweetheart to you

using what God gave you to use

smile startling wide shaped perfectly banana

no parts and toothy

holding your hands and fingers as if charmed schooled

I’ll bet that’s natural and speaking of

how you get your toes to rule with feets supple

infallible… plain the arrogance you exude

look at God, look at his work, look at his creature

well…look at beauty

pressed taking a seat in the middle…under awning

from you


collecting self adjusting to why there is small blame

why he is out of range

pulchritudinous thang


© 2014 Shirlena

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Loved the flow and the word play. This would be tight spoken out loud. Very good ; )

Posted 7 Years Ago

Gotta be one of my favourite words EVER right up there with euphemisms and anachronisms -- very nice write this one, as they always are, giving pause for thinking. One minor point, not sure eyes requires the apostrophe in this case.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Depth and flow in this write...
grabs you and gives you quite a spectrum ---
yet the ending sums everything together...

Posted 7 Years Ago


7 Years Ago

That was quick Glen, thank you so much for giving my words a look so quickly and the content of your.. read more
Glen Yumang Manese

7 Years Ago

Oh...that was 10 hours're welcome...

7 Years Ago

Quick enough for me though -smile
What's that old commercial, think it was the 80's , 'don't hate because I'm beautiful'....ha brought that to mind. Killer ending, that's money!

Posted 7 Years Ago

Pulrchritudinous... really.... you are a whole other level of cool.

Posted 7 Years Ago

This is top notch writing!

Posted 7 Years Ago

This was very fun to read Shirlena, but just remember one thing, I'll bet she can't write poetry. We all have something and it is ours to use as we decide. Your words are very beautiful, with or without make up.

Posted 7 Years Ago


7 Years Ago

Thanks wilweb but I wasn't putting myself see the picture up in the corner on my page? Th.. read more

7 Years Ago

My original thought was to tell you how beautiful you were, but I didn't want to be to forward. :)

7 Years Ago

Aww, now that was really sweet. Thank you very much wil :)

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Added on July 1, 2014
Last Updated on July 3, 2014
Tags: physicality, comely, appearances, impressions, perceptions



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