To A 16 Year Old Grandchild

To A 16 Year Old Grandchild

 

Darling girl,

Don’t show your boobies

To the Facebook world.

They’re only boobies –

Everybody has them.

Like the peacock, wooing

Tail up and spread, ablaze

With color, you are doing

That.  I understand.

You’re at the edge

Of hormones’ rage.

Beauty’s blossomed, you refuse

To lie down playing possum.

You would rather, as youth says “look awesome”.

 

Maybe I should sit back and relax,

Not shove priorities, imposing values.

You will probably get bedded, wed,

Your neckline lifted to propriety’s

Convention.  Clad properly.

But try, try not

To show your boobies to the world.

Admiration only lasts a day.

Your inner needs stay unfulfilled

Anyway

you cut it.

 

To A 16 Year Old Grandchild 10.15.2011

Circling Round Vanities;

Arlene Corwin

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