A Pretty Mess Poem by Esther Leclerc

A Pretty Mess

Rating: 5.0

Pretty is as pretty does,
her mama used to tell her.
But what a pretty face did most
was to get her into trouble.

They looked at her with smiles all fangs;
she only noticed the sky.
She never looked upon the men
who wished to taste her thigh.

One fine day she walked the streets,
tho' not in the professional sense.
A man approached with soft, warm eyes
to bestow a soulful glance.

...She thought he was a keeper,
and he certainly seemed deeper
than all the creeps - oh jeepers! -
hard on course to grab and 'sleep' her...

Yes, pretty is as pretty does
her wise mama used to say;
but she wishes she'd been plainer
if it meant her man weren't gay!


Brian Dorn 08 September 2006

Esther, it sounds like she's into sensitive guys, ... that's likely to become a slippery slope. She might want to take a straighter approach! Good write! ! Brian

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R H 08 September 2006

Great rhyme and rhythm, love the repeated phrase. You had me hooked right through to the last amusing line. Brilliant! Justine

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Alison Cassidy 08 September 2006

Esther you have excelled yourself! This morality tale in verse is delightful. I love your second last stanza in particular and the clever twist at the end! Great rhythmic structure and light-hearted feel. love, Allie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Scarlett Treat 12 September 2006

I hear Forrest Gump in my head, saying 'Mama said pretty is as pretty does.' This is really a view of life from the other side, isn't it. We all spend hours trying to be 'pretty, ' when maybe, just maybe, being pretty isn't all it is cracked up to be!

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It goes without saying that this piece is finely penned - flowing and serene. Tis also full of wisdom until that burst of humour at the end.. you got us going, E, in the best possible style. t x

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Jim Foulk 03 April 2007

loved this poem esther well penned.

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Melvina Germain 16 February 2007

This is an adorable poem, full of wisdom and a lovely twist at the end. I love poems of this type. Wrote a few myself, thankyou Esther, I enjoyed the read. --Melvina--

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Barry Van Allen 11 February 2007

Esther, Scarlett almost had it... Life is like a box of Chocolates ...

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Not a member No 4 04 February 2007

More witty wisdom eloquently expressed. xx jim

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Fred Gold 22 January 2007

Ester, that poem was adorable.

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Esther Leclerc

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