Mary Nagy

Rookie (11-08-1970)

Beauty Queen Or Garden Gnome? - Poem by Mary Nagy

You say that you can picture me sitting in my chair.
What is it that you picture when you look from over there?
Do you envision beauty or an ugly, wrinkled hag?
Does my skin give off a glow or do my wrinkles sag?

It's strange to think you picture someone you've never seen.
I could be short and squatty or maybe tall and lean.
What is the face that's given to represent this poem?
Is it of a beauty queen or just a garden gnome?

Comments about Beauty Queen Or Garden Gnome? by Mary Nagy

  • (5/7/2006 1:07:00 AM)

    I thought you projected cheerful energy full of kindness and wisdom, which makes one beautiful. (Report) Reply

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  • Brian Dorn (5/3/2006 12:34:00 PM)

    Mary, it shouldn't really matter, but I do often wonder the same thing. Excellent write! !
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  • (2/7/2006 9:19:00 AM)

    Sorry, your picture is posted at the top of this site - no garden gnome there. Ha, Ha, Ha! ! Love the poem, becuase we all have web site friends that we love, but cannot put faces to. (Report) Reply

  • (1/30/2006 1:00:00 PM)

    Dear Mary
    I hope that no-one has forgot to try and see us on the inside.
    Love Duncan
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  • (9/16/2005 9:11:00 AM)

    I think this may be an example of how a certain age can scramble one's brain.
    We find this again and again.
    To be an expert (: -))) it is necesary to have a modicum of intellect and learnings.
    Mary does possess both.
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  • (9/15/2005 8:34:00 AM)

    Gnomes did not originate in Germany.
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  • (8/29/2005 7:12:00 PM)

    I see you as BOTH and then some. (Report) Reply

  • (8/20/2005 8:26:00 AM)

    I love this one, I had a smile, so easy to have a mental picture but how true are they? (Report) Reply

  • (6/6/2005 8:53:00 AM)

    Rhythym and Rhyme are great as always, and the message you attempt to prtray here is read loud and clear from miles away. Another Excellent addition to the Magnificence that is your Poetry. (Report) Reply

  • (6/1/2005 7:27:00 PM)

    Mary, the true home of garden gnomes is the Fatherland. Not Norway, it gets way too cold there and their pointed beenies don't cover the ears.
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  • (5/31/2005 8:12:00 PM)

    No, I'm not Norwegian. (My kids are partly though.) I'm not sure how 'safe' it is to say nationalities here but I'm a good American mix. (Report) Reply

  • (5/31/2005 8:09:00 PM)

    Oh Mary, by the way, your poem is lovely. Thanks.

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  • (5/31/2005 8:07:00 PM)

    I pictured you sitting on your porch in Michigan...and didn't have a face to go with the picture, but had a lovely, peaceful feeling. Gnome? Don't they just live in Norway? iIf you are Norwegian, please don't send me mail. I meant it as a joke. :)

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  • (5/31/2005 5:27:00 PM)

    Haiku to fit this poem:

    No gnome could sit there
    and emanate your beauty
    that lives in your words.
    Mary, this is very nice and for a minute I imagined that you were talking to me.
    Best wishes
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 8, 2010

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