Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,553 Points (25th March 1943)

Skin Deep - Poem by Ernestine Northover

Wouldn't it be fun if you could just unzip your skin,
And change the way that you'd like to appear,
One day perhaps, you could be, someone tall and thin,
And then the next, a person aged and dear.

You could look quite intelligent, and pass as a real pro,
Acting like a very clever dame,
Or maybe become a dizzy blonde, like Marilyn Monroe,
Preferring perhaps, the privilege of fame.

Now everyone, I'm sure, would like to try this if they could,
If, of course, they really have the 'pluck',
But there is one thing that worries me, which isn't very good,
What happens to us when the zip gets stuck!

© Ernestine Northover

Comments about Skin Deep by Ernestine Northover

  • (5/10/2006 9:34:00 AM)

    Another piece of appealing WIT. Susiexxx. (Report) Reply

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  • (5/9/2006 1:55:00 PM)

    Revealing all and still trying to stand tall, a tough act to follow,
    You put this dilemma very well
    Love Duncan
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  • (10/22/2005 7:05:00 AM)

    A beautifully crafted poem with a sharp message underlying the text. It made me laugh and think at the same time. It reminded me a lot of Wendy Cope, and I mean that as a sincere compliment, Ernestine. (Report) Reply

  • (10/13/2005 4:53:00 AM)

    Another cute one Ernestine! I think I'd change my skin daily...............what a thought. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 6, 2008

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