Margery Rehman

Rookie (Glasgow, Scotland but living in Karachi, Pakistan.)

For Naomi. - Poem by Margery Rehman

Like brilliant diamonds in the skies
Is the sparkle in Naomi's eyes
Gleaming from beneath straight brows
In a sculptured classic face that tries
So hard to stay straight and serious.

But five feet tall in stocking'd feet
This clever lady so petite,
Unafraid of judge or jury
Brilliantly illuminates
As she debates and illustrates
Her client's side of the story.

Through her brilliant oratory
She leads you on so very slowly
Until with parry, feint, riposte
Lunge, counter- lunge and final thrust
Touche-you find your case is lost.

Day's end among her friends
Conversation witty, gently mocking
Ending in contagious laughter-
Bawdy, rumbling, wild and bold
Catching us all within its fold.

Inside, a vulnerability, well hidden.
Deep loyalties, feelings unspoken
Sharing with us all her love
Her gentle care for home and hearth,
This lioness of a lady.

Comments about For Naomi. by Margery Rehman

  • Ashraful Musaddeq (9/21/2008 7:55:00 AM)

    O it is nicely composed beautiful poem. Love it. (Report) Reply

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  • (7/9/2008 2:43:00 AM)

    You certainly make me want to meet her. I love the law. Some people are born to it. She is one obviously. A joy to read written with enthusiasm and spirit that captured me. A 9. (Report) Reply

  • (10/22/2007 10:20:00 PM)

    For some reason, this one ranks among my very favorites. Seriously, my dearest Margery, you've been too kind to the subject. I happen to know the lady in question, and I assure you she is less than a paragon of advocacy or personhood. Still, I'm happy to report that she stands 5 ft.,1 in. in her stocking'd feet. Much love, Naomi (Report) Reply

  • (9/30/2007 7:23:00 PM)

    'A lioness of a lady' indeed. A roaring good poem too. This piece illustrates how 'imitation is the springboard of creation' - in other words, how inspiration bu an exceptional person is so often translated into exceptional verse. I can't fathom why no one else has seen this Margory. If they had, I'm sure this would be following some very positive comments. A fine poem. love, Allie xxxx (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 29, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, March 25, 2011

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