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Dressed To Impress

January 19, 2011
By lilmartz PLATINUM, Perrysburg, Ohio
lilmartz PLATINUM, Perrysburg, Ohio
40 articles 5 photos 163 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live Life Like A Party That Never Ends

Sharp pointed toe
Patent red leather
Dangerously high stilettos
Daring to be challenged

Fish net tights
Run her legs long
Smooth skin peaks from behind coarse ropes
Teasing to be touched

Tight slinky dress
Shorter than her fingertips
Exposed scratches down the back
Tempting to be torn off

Red stained lips
Sinister eyes, dark and enchanting
Designer perfume lingers as she passes by
Begging to be noticed

She’s dressed to impress
Cracked heart with some bruises
Head trapped in a disheveled mess
Eyes looking in the wrong places
Dying to be loved

The author's comments:
I was inspired to write this piece because in today's society, some woman feel like they have to look and dress a certain way in order to be noticed. It's also personal because not only did I take the theme previously mentioned, I also took my own personal feelings of when you feel like no one loves you and you do things and dress in a certain way to get love to fill in the gap.

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on Jan. 22 2012 at 2:51 pm
MollyDoubleU BRONZE, Minooka, Illinois
3 articles 5 photos 45 comments

Favorite Quote:
"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." - The Great Gatsby

WOW! I love this! 5 stars for sure! I know many girls who feel this way, and it is sad to that society makes these women feel like this. Your imagery was perfect in this poem, and I could picture this woman without a doubt. I loved the last line of each stanza, especially, "Dying to be loved." You wrote a very powerful poem, very wonderful job!

on Jul. 20 2011 at 9:38 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Papillion, Nebraska
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
What the front door.

Freakin awesome my deardarling. please pay no attention to the inconsistency in my vernacular. i do love the last line of every stanza.

on Jul. 18 2011 at 7:37 pm
TheHangingGirl BRONZE, Winter Haven, Florida
1 article 1 photo 250 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Poets utter great and wise things that they themselves can not comprehend."

" Dying to be loved."



leafy said...
on Mar. 31 2011 at 7:51 pm
leafy, City, Other
0 articles 0 photos 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

i thought this poem was great, and its imagery was awesome! just like sosammie said, i could picture this woman perfectly. sadly a lot of women do dress like that but its true. keep up the good work!

on Mar. 22 2011 at 7:16 pm
alicen1ndrland GOLD, Bethesda, Maryland
10 articles 1 photo 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
“The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.”
~Oscar Wilde
I must lie down where all the ladders start
In the foul rag and bone shop of the heart.
~William Butler Yeats

Been meaning to look at your stuff for awhile now. Love this piece, it's very descriptive in a good way. keep it up !

on Mar. 1 2011 at 5:44 pm
SoSammieWhatsUP BRONZE, East Stroundburg, Pennsylvania
4 articles 1 photo 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you born poor it is not your fault, but if you die poor it is your fault." Bill Gates

this quote is not how it appears, it is about coming from nothing and making something of yourself.

I like it no  wait I love it. i love that could picture the women in my headvery cool :)

on Feb. 21 2011 at 6:52 pm

I know she isn't real, but you made me shed a tear for this poor poor woman. I've never felt like this, but hey, I'm 15. Again, beautiful work..


on Feb. 3 2011 at 4:55 pm
AmandaPanda123 SILVER, Brookville, Pennsylvania
9 articles 0 photos 64 comments

Favorite Quote:
Memories are forever.

I loved how you described everything in the poem

on Feb. 2 2011 at 4:31 pm
shelterisland GOLD, Montclair, New Jersey
14 articles 0 photos 175 comments

Favorite Quote:
-Biting's excellent. It's like kissing only there's a winner."-Doctor Who, The Tardis

This is so true, that some women feel this way. Really, almost every woman feels like that at least once, I think. Great poem: throughout the entire thing I love how you sort of incorporated her inner thoughts.

If you can, can you comment/give me constructive criticism on some of my work? My new poem is "A history's Sorrow", and my new story is "Alone?". Alone? isn't published to the website yet, but if you have time can you read it in the writer's workshop forum? Thank you, and nice work!! :)