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Pre-Loved Skin

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Barely worn,

impossible to tell,

the previous owner,

wore it well.


Callously made,

so you can you feel,

rich and successful,

sexy and ideal.


So this season!

Screaming to appear,

on catwalk and red carpet,

at awards and film premiere.


Dying to be worn,

bequeathing the thrill,

of impressing at events,

and dressing to kill!


Confined in cages,

or snared in the wild,

ripped from living bodies,

to give you style.


Fashion designed,

sleekly packaged,

humanely labelled,

no conscientious baggage.


Obscene indulgence,

unforgivable cost,

endless suffering,

countless lives lost.


Drop dead gorgeous,

second hand beauty,

worn with wickedness,

dripping with cruelty.




Northern Soul ►


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Shirley-Anne Kennedy

Wed 27th Aug 2014 12:55

Thanks you Patrica&Stefan :)

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Mon 25th Aug 2014 17:41

final stanza sums it all up.Great poem.xx

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Shirley-Anne Kennedy

Sun 24th Aug 2014 18:44

Thank you Daniel and Solar Winds. Appreciated. A cause close to my heart.

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Sun 24th Aug 2014 10:33


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Ged the Poet

Sat 23rd Aug 2014 14:12

'Drop dead gorgeous,
second hand beauty,
worn with wickedness,
dripping with cruelty'

Another cracker Shirley-Anne.

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Shirley-Anne Kennedy

Fri 22nd Aug 2014 11:37

Thanks Ken and Candice. Really appreciate the comments :)

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Candice Reineke

Thu 21st Aug 2014 17:06

Shirley-Anne, I agree with Ken. This is a beautifully candid conviction.

Kenneth Eaton-Dykes

Thu 21st Aug 2014 16:34

Hi Shirley-Anne.

This is a wonderfully presented poetic description
of one of the many monstrous levels to which mankind is capable of sinking. I hope the confidence lacking Cretins wearing these products, take notice.

See you at the Ringers on Sunday?

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