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Poetry Potion: Poem of the Week by Charl Landsberg

Charl Landsberg | August 17th, 2012 | featured poem, poetry | No Comments

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[tab id=1]Perhaps a little song for Rose
A girl caught in the proper pose
To walk on eggshells, pointed toes
To be the best she can be

The perfect wife, she cooks and sews
She scrubs and cleans, she weeds and sows
Her proper manner, her neat clothes
To be the best she can be

Her short-cut nails, her powdered nose
Her hair tied up with lace and bows
Hair prim, regardless when wind blows
To be the best she can be

Ever cites the sweetest prose
She’s never haughty, never gauche
She plays the game as best she knows
To be the best she can be

She’s ever careful where she goes
The party halls, the movie shows
Prefers the well-lit aisle-side rows
To be the best she can be

Her eyes as gentle as a doe’s
Belies her deeper troubled woes
She hides her heart’s most inner throws
To be the best she can be[/tab]
[tab id=2]Charl Landsberg’s poetry often reflects his interests in gender, homosexuality, issues of sexism, racism and other oppressive frameworks. Often his subject matter may wander into areas of secular, humanist and atheist philosophies. http://aplaceformypoetry.blogspot.com/[/tab]

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