David Lewis Paget

Gold Star - 9,376 Points (22.11.1944 / Nottingham, England/live in Australia)

Black-Haired Girls

Poem by David Lewis Paget

The black-haired girls are graceful, like gazelles,
Their haughty stares would strike a ‘lao wai' blind,
As they cruise on through streets, where rubbish spills,
Ignoring all, the poverty, the slime.

In knee high boots and skirts that lift the thigh,
In leathers, black, and frills and pretty lace,
They swing their hips so slowly, to invite
The dreams of men, who marvel at each face.

The teeth so white and straight, the lips that curl
In condescending fashion at each gaze,
The one brow arched, as if to look on down
From some great height they fashion from each frown.

If Gods and Godesses have ever walked
This petty planet's poor and pitted earth,
Those Gods have gone, the Godesses remain,
To haunt old men, who worship at their shrine.

Comments about Black-Haired Girls by David Lewis Paget

  • Terry Dawson (10/21/2015 10:36:00 PM)

    Wonderful imagery! Well done!(Report)Reply

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  • Terry CraddockTerry Craddock (4/14/2015 9:42:00 PM)

    Unbelievable but grey is the new fashion colour sweeping the world, for both men and women, waiting for the first good poem on grey not black :)

    Nice poem Mark, leaves me to worship all the other hair colours and black, a gentleman cannot slight crown hair adorned ladies, all women are always their parents beloved babies, may all women enjoy adoration moments of cat walk, when in beauty they walk the walk and talk the talk.(Report)Reply

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  • Kelly KurtKelly Kurt (4/14/2015 7:59:00 PM)

    I'm partial to black hair myself Congrats on poem of the day.(Report)Reply

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (4/14/2015 3:58:00 PM)

    My cousin became one of those black-haired girls.
    She used to be a blonde but she dyed.(Report)Reply

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (4/14/2015 3:39:00 PM)

    Well articulated piece of poetry beautifully penned with conviction. A lovely poem indeed. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON.(Report)Reply

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  • Christable Anon (11/10/2009 7:43:00 AM)

    Wish i had not dyed my hair blue
    and cropped it short and free
    Wish i were a born Filipino
    and title would read ''bout the lil me'.

    Fantastic. 'Uh! you call her dark
    Her dark Gazelle eyes i have seen...'

    a pinch of Tagore's stylistic in 'Krishnakali'.(Report)Reply

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  • Marvin Brato (10/9/2007 11:35:00 PM)

    Maybe its the reason why many old white men choosed to marry young black haired Filipinas for love or company? Nice poetry sir, top mark.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 9, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, March 5, 2012

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