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  The Flamingo - from 'Choice for Teenagers
by Audrey Coatesworth
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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A poem from the poetry book 'Choice for Teenagers' by Dr Audrey Coatesworth. A metaphorical poem about the excessive awareness and preoccupation with looks of many teenagers.


Poem from book . ‘Choice for Teenagers’ - a book for teenagers and secondary schools by Dr Audrey Coatesworth 

To listen fo the poem - go to http://poetrybooksaudreycoatesworth.com/#/audio-sample-poems/4541990890

The Flamingo
 
 
‘Yes, I know I’m beautiful’
To her image the flamingo said
She was looking in the water
Admiration in her head
 
‘How boring it must be
To be dressed in shades of grey
It wouldn’t suit me for a week
No, not even for a day’
 
The crocodile was listening
He stood quite still - to stare
 
‘I am ugly, I know that well
But, in her mind is only air
The colour of her feathers is
All she can think about’
 
He splashed her with dark mud
And laughed when she did shout
 
‘Beauty is in the beholder’
 
He said, a twinkle in his eye
 
‘It’s lucky for you I don’t like pink
Or to eat you I might try
Personally - I think you’re silly
With feathers instead of brain
I prefer someone with more sense’
 
‘I shan’t listen to you again’
 
Offended - she strutted on her way
She joined the massive flock
When she looked around her
She   felt    a    kind   of   mental   shock
 
‘We are h u n d r e d s - all the s a m e
I’m not different, nor the best’
 
For the first time she realised
She looked just like all the rest

CopyrightACoatesworth 2007

 


Choice for Teenagers


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