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Of Pygmalion And Shaw’s Fair Dame

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In my search for beauty
I painted this picture of the perfect Other.
I painstakingly sketched.
I added detail, form, light and color.
Over the years I chiseled my Pygmalion.
I wrote the gentleman of Shaw’s Fair Dame.
I gave him ideology and compassion.
I gave him qualifications that would gain him fame.
I placed him on a pedestal of altitude
That no human could possibly attain.
His moral standards I set at a level
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Andy Konisberg 10 May 2005
an erudite piece...George Bernard Shaw would approve, I am certain. this is my favourite poem of yours...very strong.
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Mary Nagy 09 May 2005
Great poem. I think we place too many people on pedestals (most of the time against their will) . They always fall........sincerely, Mary
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