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After the Liberation
by Rayanda Books
Monday, December 07, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Dolled up and dressed to kill, the post-liberated woman is ready for action.

She's enjoyed being nineteen

these past ten years,

but it takes longer nowadays

to get made-up

into a post-liberated woman

of the twenty-first century.

She arches her brows

to pluck the years away,

after erasing her troubles

with expensive creams

paid for by

she can't remember

which lover.

She thinks nothing at all

of making over the truth

to seduce the mirror

into telling lovely lies.

She leans a little closer

to bleach her mustache,

then steps back to tease

her freeze-dried hair.

She brushes her teeth

bright and clean,

to talk dumb and dirty

to the men she

teases and pleases

into escorting her

to all the places

she can't afford.

Not with bills,

ever coming

bills to pay.

She banged up

her car again.

One more blemish

she brushes aside

with her designer blush.

She paints a pretty picture

with ultrasoft mink,

transforming two pale lines

into plump, ripe beauties

a little too good

to be true .

That'll do.

There's no time

for critical thought,

only for one last look

before she presses

her lips together

to kiss her creation.


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Reviewed by Edward Phillips 1/18/2013
Whimsical, teasing, tantalizing, pleasing,and oh so honest! You are a clever and devilishly superb writer.
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 12/10/2009
I must confess this reminds me a bit of my twenty year old naiive self- this is excellent writing, you really grab the reader. I will save this to my favorites. I think this is a bill of goods we "modern" women were sold and told we were liberated.
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 12/8/2009
Excellent poem,take care
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