Beautiful

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The girl begins to unfold like a snake

unfurling itself from it's resting place. 

The arch of her foot, the ringlety hair,

the smooth skin that's yet to be shed.

She emits her stellar energies now.

Her unconscious is blissfully sleeping. 

Then they start to tout, with their sales.

Girls on the front of magazines, exposed.

The innocents look on in suspicion.

Is this what beautiful looks like? 

I tell her no; it's the sacredness of eyes

that spirited sparkle when conscious.

One day it will be the softness of thighs,

the roll of your breasts and stomach. 

Even so, we are all polluted by synthetic 

women who look like replicas of ideals.

When we women in the know have 

a power that can align with the universe. 

So my child, never think that you are

not beautiful. 

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◄ SAM

Queen of Cups ►

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raypool

Sat 13th May 2017 21:48

Femininity may or may not reside in Beautiful bodies - but the exploitation of it should be tempered with intelligence ; you rightly point out the dichotomy of the power inherent in female form. Truly a thing of wonder and magnetism.

Ray

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Jemima Jones

Sat 13th May 2017 15:12

the poem most certainly matches its title.Thank you.Jemima.

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Raj Ferds

Sat 13th May 2017 07:35

Beautiful. Gripping imagery, particularly the serpentine analogy.

Let's have some more Emma.
Raj

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Emma Stradling

Fri 12th May 2017 14:42

Thanks x

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Stu Buck

Fri 12th May 2017 13:11

love this. strong, confident writing that takes me from gigers biomechanoids (the first lines are reminiscent of the unfurling of the xenomorphs in the original alien films to me, as is the way you compare it to reptilian movement), through innocence, strength, self-belief and wisdom. very good.

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