A Model's Fret

A Model's Fret

A Poem by Shirley Petrandis

As I grew up with friends who were and are models... I understand what goes on behind the scenes to get those wonderful shots you see in magazines...


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A Model’s Fret


Hot, bright lights, and long, long sets,

Uncomfortable poses-- girls in fishnets.

Deadlines, quotas, stressed out crews,

Agents and photographers, to name a few.


Ungodly hours, both day and night,

Styles that sometimes give you a fright.

A break, you say? Now that’s a joke,

Do I look to you some kind of bloke?


Big money you think, now I’ve got news,

After agents and rent, what’s left is few.

Great fans and friends can be a perk,

And the things they send will make you smirk.


But all in all, it’s worth the pain,

For the grand exposure and the thing’s you gain.

And though at times, it is not fun,

It’s worth the trials when the day is done.



© 2008 Shirley Petrandis

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Added on August 13, 2008
Last Updated on August 18, 2008


Shirley Petrandis
Shirley Petrandis

Miami, FL

Hi, this is my alter ego page, replica of my SJ Sinister account, as SJ Sinister is also my pen name. I began writing at the age of 5, when I started piano lessons and creating my own songs. Reading .. more..