Apr 11, 2010

Magpie Tales: Lip Color

Magpie Tales is hosted weekly by Willow.
Visit her for more poetry, prose created by using a photo as a prompt.

My first contribution to Magpie Tales:

Lip Color

Like a dark tongue
That films my lips,
Like a weapon

Pointed and curved,
A slash, a shimmer of red and brown
Changes who I am.

It makes demands.
I am no longer me.

That was a bit of fun! Try it out!


Berowne said...

"That was a bit of fun! Try it out!"

I tried it. Let me know what you think.

Staci said...

I liked it!!!!

PattiKen said...

I like it a lot! I'm so glad you decided to write a Magpie Tale. My imagination took your bit (of fun) and ran into the story with it. Well done.

Lisa said...

There seems to be the recurring themes of power, youth, and confidence that is interchangeably locked to a tube of lipstick.

Good job

joanna said...

Lovely piece -- powerful really when you think about it, that a tube of lipstick can change us so dramatically,

A nice take on Magpie,


Tess Kincaid said...

Nothing like the power of that little tube.

Catalyst said...

Another good first contribution. Keep 'em coming!

rel said...

Welcome aboard!
You're going to do well here, I can tell by your flair with words.
Lipstick alone can create a disguise.

chiccoreal said...

Lipstick has a tendency to make us believe we are playing grown up make-believe steeping into shoes not our own.

"like a dark tongue"

The application of makeup can blend or appear to make a new person from the "old" person. Wonders exactly how that happens. If I get a date, why not?

Brian Miller said...

a finely honed verse...those last two lines bring it to a sharp point...to be another, and lose ourseves in it. a funn magpie, definitely.

Jan of Thousand Acres said...

Oh to paint the face and disappear, only to reappear in a disguise that is not real... all from a tiny tube of color. Well done!

Tumblewords: said...

A weapon, a mask - a smashing poem!

christine said...

You're quite correct, a lipstick colour changes you! Nice I liked it.

Peter Goulding said...

A slash, a shimmer of red and brown... Very sensual

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...


my first time too.
Happy Tuesday!

Jingle said...

what cool poem,
I agree,
we change,
awesome magpie!

amy said...

Nicely done on your first Magpie! I agree, lipstick does change us... Give me lipstick and my dark shades and I can conquer the world ;-)

Mark David said...

Hmm, is this form like a haiku? (sorry, not quite familiar with poetic forms). It's nice, I like it :)

And Magpie Tales sound very interesting! Thanks, I might try to contribute one time.

Harvee said...

Free form verse, David. No particular form :) Please do join Magpie Tales. You'd be excellent!

Kat Mortensen said...

Very perceptive piece!

Katherine said...

Lipstick .... should be renamed Powerstick... a great magpie. Very sensual!

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