Saturday, February 5, 2011

Et Voila! (The Reframing)


As Saturday Centus rolls around again, I am rushing out the door early to spend the day with a good friend. In the interest of haste, and because I can't stand the thought of not playing at all, I am using my 100 words to write a poem. As always, the prompt (by Ames) is in red.
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Et Voila!
(The Reframing)

Grace knew her elegance would rule the day.
She vanquished pageants like a beast of prey.
Her beauty was the sort that made men sigh
and women grimace, with unfriendly eye.
Of course, her confidence was not conceit,
for judges fell and worshipped at her feet.
At least, they’d always done so in the past.
But now, her chin had sprung a zit so vast…
so wide and deep, she feared she could not chin it...
and it was growing bigger by the minute.
Resourceful to the end, she inked it dark.
Et voila! She embraced her beauty mark.

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39 comments:

karen said...

Hahaha! Very creative and so Cindy Crawford. I love it.

anitamombanita said...

haha... I, too, immediately thought Cindy Crawford!

Deborah said...

Voila! ... perfect :o)

Bookie said...

You did extremely well in haste!
Good job for dashing off something as you are going out the door!

Kat said...

This made me laugh out loud Sue. Love it, I like that gal's pluck! Kat

Laraine Eddington said...

Loved it.

Karen S. said...

Funny stuff, and I love the birth marks.....since ah we all seem to have them...somewhere!

Viki said...

All I could think was what a perfect solution she came up with LOL. Good job Sue.

5thsister said...

Loved it! The poetry was a great touch for this centus. Clever.

June Freaking Cleaver said...

Awesome job - not sure I've ever seen a poem about a zit before!

Susannah said...

Nicely done. :-)

elysabeth said...

Zits seem to be the subject of the postings today - enjoyed the poem. Thanks for sharing before spending the day with your friend. E :)

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Jess said...

How brave and creative- I'll have to try it sometime

Judie said...

You always amaze me with your poems! Great work, Sue!

Cherie said...

Sue you never cease to amaze me! This was perfect!!

Grandma Honey said...

Love the name Grace...I think it's my favorite these days.

It always amazes me that you can take one little phrase and come up with all of that!

Grandma Honey said...

Oh, and I meant to add...this is a lemon to lemonade sort of story.

Karen Mortensen said...

That was pretty good. Poor lady. LOL

yaya said...

And I thought I worked best under pressure! Hahaha! I loved it! I also wish they made black markers big enough to cover my flaws!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Very cute and silly, Sue. I always enjoy your poems.
xoRobyn

Darlene said...

rster12You wrote this on the run? It is very very very good. You never fail to amaze me. I haven't read the other Saturday takes, but I feel certain yours is the best!!

Dazee Dreamer said...

ha. what a smart girl.

Poetic Justice said...

Very creative. Loved it!
~Michelle

Brian Miller said...

ha. way to turn lemon into lemonade...as long as her beauty mark does not pop...

Farmer's Wyfe said...

What a perfect way to start the day!! Thanks for the smile...as always (and I love your haircut, and the previous pictures of your family. :) )

Ames said...

Ha ha! I was wondering when someone would take it in that direction. Perfect rhyming!~Ames

LEAT said...

LOL - Love the parallel of you dashing off for your day and this swift STOP STRESSING! solution to such a common problem. Top Centus.

VK said...

Again, so clever.

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

You are amazing. Even in haste your poetry is outstanding! Good solid funny stuff! Loved it. :)

Just ME the MOM said...

~~ cute ~~ cute ~~ cute ~~

and VERY clever :)

Kristin

Tina said...

haha even then she still managed to stay beautuful. nothing can stop her I liked it!

Rekha said...

Smart girl...beautiful like a ballad... ;)

Gems said...

C'est magnifique!....I too thought of Cindy C. I think I have actually done that myself...sadly!

Nonna Beach said...

A real talent for poetry...so good and I am ever so jealous !!!

gaelikaa said...

Now that's what I call damage control....

Anna said...

Well done!
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's SC week 40 '...growing bigger...'

Anna said...

I am having trouble with the link that I left on Jenny's blog. Try this one instead:
Anna's SC-wk 40 2nd try to link

Anna

Tgoette said...

LOL! Once again your creativity is absolutely inspiring. Great job!

Jenny said...

Darn, I've had those exact ones myself. Sadly.

ha!

It's amazing that you can dash something like this off.

I guess it's really an indication that you are the real deal...a writer from head to toe!

Wow.

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