Lorene Kinsey

Rookie - 7 Points (12/21/1979 / Georgia)

I Smirk - Poem by Lorene Kinsey

I smirk, high on the knowledge
That I am breaking the rules,  
Giddy that I have had a partial glass of wine, then two but more so 
At the return trip to the bar for a martini. 
I smirk at the imbalance of one woman,  two men,
At my own violation of the rules (assuming they exist) .
I smirk in the company of gentlemen,  
Rushing to open doors, hang coats,  
Or to stand politely holding the collar as each woman slips into them. 
I smirk at what it means in my father's eyes, yet deeply adoring 
The company of a gentleman. 

Topic(s) of this poem: woman

Poet's Notes about The Poem

While I love being a woman, I also love breaking barriers.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 15, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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