The Ladies

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: August 21, 2018

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Submitted: August 21, 2018



The Ladies


Coiffed, styled, cotton hair

Turquoise, pedicured toes

Leather, tanned faces

Bedazzled bling on their clothes


Ladies, defined by marriage rewind

with booze and song

They gossip over drinks, laugh about men

And think this is where we belong


Baking, sewing, grandchildren growing

And many may wish to begin again

Not a dream has been realized

Except snagging their men


They’ve married well

They’ll not die alone

They’ll get their manicures

On that vinyl throne


They drink away what they might be missing

Enough to forget, time’s  run out for wishing

They’ve done their best;

gave up their dreams while young


And, I must sit among them

And hold my tongue.

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