Thursday, November 17, 2011

Closet Revisited

Revisiting closet
inspecting closely
apparel hiding
behind turtlenecks,
tees, denim
finding dress
you know
the one
THAT one
never worn
boldly crimson
once intimidating
now enticing
tags snipped
garment released
from threat
of possible
probable return
had not
internal battle
been waged
and won
slipping on
fitting perfectly
feeling sexy
wearing truth
of authentic self

Copyright 2011

Back in April of 2010 I wrote an original 55 word poem regarding choosing between wearing a hot, spicy red dress or something comfortable, familiar, with the least risk. In that poem, the subject chose, most likely out of fear of the unknown, what she always wore. Fast forward and you presently find our subject stepping out from her old ways into the bright, bold, woman she was always meant to be.


Two, two...two memes in one!
It's an "Alphabe-Thursday-Friday-55" mash up!

Jenny Matlock


Jenny said...

What a fabulous color!

That is going to look delicious on you!

Monkey Man said...

I love a clingy red, no...not on me....on Mrs. MM.

storybeader said...

love the dress. Glad you snipped the tags! {:-D

moondustwriter said...

Black is my color of choice but donning the sexy dress and the 4 inch peep toe pumps mmmm feels soo good

G-Man said...

It's not nice to tease!!!
Loved your 55
(Even though it wasn't solely pour moi)
But at least you played, and it WAS Damn good! So thanks for remembering this week, have a Kick Ass Week-End, now Go and Sin No More!!

hedgewitch said...

Clothes make a huge difference in how we feel--and who couldn't feel confident in a dress like that?

beckyp said...

what a lovely dress... There isnt a single dress in my closet Guess I choose to go with the familiar

Brian Miller said...

woohoo...step it out...big and bold and where are you going to keep the business cards? smiles.

MorningAJ said...

Wow! Go for it. Confident words - confident dress.

anthonynorth said...

You almost made that mystical. nice one.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

That is my absolute favorite color and you have perfectly captured the inner dialog many of us have conducted with ourselves at one time or another.

Nice work, Polly!!

izzy said...

Good choice. brave and bold choice!
(No scoop necks for me!) thanks.

Judie said...

Polly, I'll bet you really look HOT in that red dress!!!

Mama Zen said...

Good for her!

Lola said...

Agree confident words, confident dress.

Great post!

J. Kwiatkowski-Schuler said...

It's odd and always surprising how clothes can change your whole attitude. Today I threw some overalls on over a red pajama shirt. Justin says I look like Super Mario. That makes me want to eat some spaghetti and jump on koopa troopas.

Other Mary said...

Yes! Glad you went for the red dress! Hope you have some sexy heels to go with it! You've got the attitude!

Sue said...

Oh, I like this! And I want to experience it!! (internal battle waged and won)

Great poem, Polly.

And by the way, I did post the "writer" card on my blog today. ;)

RNSANE said...

Congratulations on wearing that gorgeous dress and accomplishing two memes in one. I played Alphabe Thursday two go rounds, maybe three - my mind is ancient and not so good with memory - but I've faltered at it now.

My 55 is at:

Ames said...

Black and Red. Those are my make me feel sexy colors!~Ames

Nara Malone said...

It's always great to see someone take a risk and grow. Congrats. Love your 55.

Tina said...

GREAT dress, Polly! Now we want to see you in it!
Tina @ Life is Good

anitamombanita said...

great post. Last time I did this, sadly, I lost the battle. Tried on the dress, thought it looked very unsexy, tossed it into the donation pile, ate some chocolate... LOL

Karen S. said...

It's time to put that dress on and take it for a spin!

Holly said...

Gorgeous! That dress needs to be taken out on the town - soon!

Tracy said...

oh to have the figure for that dress

Joanna Jenkins said...

Fabulous. I have a dress like that in the back of my closet but I've yet to get up the nerve to actually wear it.

Good for you!

Happy Thanksgiving! xo jj

Splendid Little Stars said...

woohoo for the bold bright woman! finally stepping into herself as she is, should be!

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