a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Nobody's Rose

photo by Ed Ross

you picked the wrong girl
to place roses in my hair
and paint my face for you

i pretended for awhile
but you soon knew
you couldn't call me sweet rose

i left you laying in petals and thorns
with my true face showing
i ain't nobody's hot house flower
Photos by Ed Ross
Prompt by Magpie Tales
Thanks, Tess!

18 comments:

Wendy Bourke said...

"i ain't nobody's hot house flower". Love the way you rock the attitude in this ... very cool.

Reminded me of a quote from Margaret Trudeau (wife of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau during the 70's and now, mother of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau) when she said: "I want to be more than a rose in my husband's lapel."

The anger, in this piece, is spot-on. No real woman is happy in a relationship where she feels expectations and pressure to hide her intelligence and abilities behind a painted mask.

Harry Flashman said...

I like the first photo. I like that persona best.

Lux G. said...

Powerful poetry.

Cat-tails: here be wagging tales said...

Hahaha!

Lynne said...

I liked . . .
"I ain't nobody's hot house flower."

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

"i ain't nobody's hot house flower"
I love the attitude! :)

Sandra said...

if the poem fits say it and it does fit the two pics. i like the second photo do not like the first.. and i am NOT roses girl, and wish i looked like the second one

John Gray said...

Lol...i THOUGHT you were up to something
Thank you for gathering followers for me xxx

Sketching with Dogs said...

That poem is such a positive message for women.
Lynne x

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Roses have thorns for a reason. I like this, Gail.

Linda Kay said...

Wow! That's one tough cookie.

Susan Anderson said...

I really like this one! You nailed it!!

=)

Truedessa said...

Ok, I am laughing, this was very witty and I like that second pic. A woman with a mind of her own.

i ain't nobody's hot house flower...haha - great line...

Michael said...

Nobody can force love. If its not the real you...its not happening.

Debbie said...

great job...you really connected with the two different personalities!!!

Karen S. said...

Wonderful poetry and those photos, over the top with greatness! Such deep expressions in them both.

Donetta Sifford said...

I love this! isn't that how it is in the beginning sometimes.....but our real selves always shows through.

Josie Two Shoes said...

I ain't nobody's hothouse flower either! Wonderfully crafted words!

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