Saturday, February 16, 2013


She keeps her freaks
by cheeky grin.

I listen,
not listening, again.

I am no novice, as may seem,
to pretty words in stunning hue
even if the eyes of which
are broken-marble blue.

There are no true heartbeats
in her Smashbox made up sheen,
and pseudo-Fendi bag of

when all she wants
is you.

And you,
and you,
and you.

Copyright © 2013 Jennifer Wagner


Janet Martin said...

Jennifer, this is brilliantly written, pointing out truth beneath its sheen...I esp. love this,

' I am no novice, as may seem,
to pretty words in stunning hue
even if the eyes of which
are broken-marble blue.'

and the ending. wow!

ND Mitchell said...

I listen
not listening again.
So true. I've done this and you're so right that it's all about what they really want. Lovely poem for parents everywhere :-)

Jennifer Wagner said...

Thank you so much Janet!

Jennifer Wagner said...

Thanks David! I wasn't thinking of the parental angle at the time, but what a great point. I do hope I am teaching my kids how not to get lured...

Anonymous said...

I think I know this person...and yes, it is a good parenting poem.

Fireblossom said...

There is not a word of this that didn't utterly delight me.

Jennifer Wagner said...

Thanks very much :-)

Jennifer Wagner said...

Thanks for saying so Shay :-)

Wendy Bourke said...

I, too, believe I've met this woman. I had to google "Fendi" as in "pseudo-Fendi bag of tricks" and as I suspected they are an upscale handbag manufacturer. Very clever.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Such a well crafted piece--and I agree--so delightful. Perhaps what struck me most is that I was really drawn to your rhyme scheme--Normally, I find rhyming poetry to be stilted--This is just wonderful!!

Jennifer Wagner said...

I don't typically do a lot of rhyming in my poetry, but every now and then it just fits. I'm glad you liked it Audrey, thanks for commenting!

Jennifer Wagner said...

They do make some great bags :-) Thank you Wendy!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh I love the way you did that last stanza...

Jennifer Wagner said...

Thank you Keith.