H.J. Shreeve

Rookie (26/5/1987 / Hobart, Tasmania)

'On Modern Woman' - Poem by H.J. Shreeve

Smile, take a pretty picture,
Be the best woman you can be.

Paint your nails a scarlet red,
Stain your hair a pale blonde,
Be the best woman you can be.

Perk up those breasts,
Put razor to flesh,
Then Scrape off those old skin cells
Breed, woman, breed!
But don't you get stretch marks.
Be the best woman you can be.

Tear the hair from your vulva,
Be the first to church,
When in doubt, smile.
Steam your hair and bleach your teeth,
Don't neglect your husbands needs,
Be the best woman you can be.

Woman, did you read it in a magazine?
You're a void I can not fill.
Don't ever wrinkle.
You don't have to like it, it's gucci.
Snort this line, eat my words.
Don't neglect your petty needs.
Be the best woman that you can be.


Comments about 'On Modern Woman' by H.J. Shreeve

  • Rookie Olumide Omoyele (7/29/2012 1:09:00 PM)

    beautiful use of irony in this effective critique (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 21, 2012



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