Painted Lady

March 3, 2011
By Lahari GOLD, Edison, New Jersey
Lahari GOLD, Edison, New Jersey
19 articles 0 photos 71 comments

Favorite Quote:
\\\\\\\"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That\\\\\\\'s why its called the present.\\\\\\\"
— Eleanor Roosevelt

\\\\\\\"When life gives you lemons, make grape juice. Then sit back and watch as the world wonders how you did it.\\\\\\\'


You take so much for granted,
Not the first time you'll hear those words.
With that $200 Gucci bag
And those snakeskin's heels,
Embroidered with Tahitian pearls.
You drive a Mercedes-Benz
And complain about the gasoline price.
You dine in exquisite bistros
And fail to leave a tip.
You order around assistants like slaves,
And never utter a thank-you.
And yet you mourn
For what you don’t have.
But what do you have?
Love?
Happiness?
Someone to call mine?
Neighbors complain
About the materialistic freak-next-door.
Flashing an emerald ring one morning,
And a diamond the next.
But the smug, better-than-you look
Is forever etched onto your
Painted lips.
But they frown so deeply
Every time you feel the empty space
Between your finger.
Thinking of what could have been.



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Lahari GOLD said...
on Oct. 29 2011 at 11:39 am
Lahari GOLD, Edison, New Jersey
19 articles 0 photos 71 comments

Favorite Quote:
\\\\\\\"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That\\\\\\\'s why its called the present.\\\\\\\"
— Eleanor Roosevelt

\\\\\\\"When life gives you lemons, make grape juice. Then sit back and watch as the world wonders how you did it.\\\\\\\'

Whoever keeps rating this article a "1"STOP, okay? This poem is about to be PUBLISHED in a BOOK. So there. I'm sure thats better off than any of your work. 

Lahari GOLD said...
on Mar. 30 2011 at 9:23 pm
Lahari GOLD, Edison, New Jersey
19 articles 0 photos 71 comments

Favorite Quote:
\\\\\\\"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That\\\\\\\'s why its called the present.\\\\\\\"
— Eleanor Roosevelt

\\\\\\\"When life gives you lemons, make grape juice. Then sit back and watch as the world wonders how you did it.\\\\\\\'

Thank you! :)

on Mar. 30 2011 at 9:20 pm
buggzbunnie BRONZE, Middle River, Maryland
1 article 0 photos 18 comments

i really like this

 



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