Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

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Badge of Womanhood

There comes a time In each woman’s life when Makeup no longer enhances.   I saw this in Mom, Painstakingly applying mascara, lipstick But no longer able to see the blotch, the blur Or that her face now looked oddly askew.   She was pleased with herself Until Dad, distraught from seeing her so unable, Lost his small portion of patience, And snapped, Nancy! You have to wash your face! […]

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