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Trophy Wife

Her hair was never blonde enough;
Her natural color brown,
Her lashes never long enough,
She didnít own a gown.

She didnít understand his need
To make her something new.
Her smile was nice; her frame was small,
Her clothes would have to do.

She thought the good she held within
Would bring it all about;
Patience, support and servitude
Erasing any doubt.

She fed the babes and washed the clothes,
Grew gardens and piled snow.
She prayed for him with every dawn
And spoiled him head to toe.

His subtle hints possessed her mind
So she began to please -
With dyes and paints and mascara
She searched for his heart keys.

His standard came from tainted page;
With women naked clad.
With camera-men and artist stroke
Perfection could be had.

But years of change to please her man
Was sacrifice ill spent.
Although transformed to trophy wife,
He packed his things and went.

Deep wounds to scars begin to heal.
Another sees her worth -
Attracted by the glow she has;
Her inward outward mirth.

Her inner beauty still in tact;
Her outward now refined,
A new man wants to make her his;
No time to look behind.


Felicia Stone 7-11-02

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Here, I share, with stark honesty, my life.


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The following comments are for "Trophy Wife"
by feliciastone

Trophy
I had a trophy wife it was the last place trophy but a trophy none the less. *wink*
I think you express both the user and the used very well in this piece. Nicely done.

( Posted by: Parker [Member] On: February 5, 2005 )

trophy
I really liked this piece. Nicely done.

( Posted by: poesandpoetry [Member] On: February 6, 2005 )

GREAT!
Great job with a tough and painful subject. Well done!

( Posted by: Gramma [Member] On: February 6, 2005 )

Parker, Parker, Parker
You are so much fun! I got a chuckle out of your comment!

Thanks for posting and for your positive feedback.

Felicia

( Posted by: feliciastone [Member] On: February 6, 2005 )

Sam and Gram
Ladies - Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on this piece. I'm finding it a very healthy way to voice things that are a safe enough distance in the past to do so without interfering with the healing process.

Warning: There are more poems that will soon be posting that (if understood by the readership) will be of much harsher content.

You would think that a person would never want to write about being hit by a bus (and who would want to read it?)but having been hit by a bus, who better to write of it?

Again, thanks for posting and for the encouragement.

Felicia

( Posted by: feliciastone [Member] On: February 6, 2005 )

Demeter
I appreciate your time in reading and leaving such a detailed comment on this piece (especially on Superbowl Sunday!)- and congratulations for finding that special someone that most of the world seeks!

How wonderful to hear that my poem had "pulled" you in. That - to me - is a great compliment.

Thanks for being such an enjoyable part of this forum!

Felicia

( Posted by: feliciastone [Member] On: February 6, 2005 )

Demeter (again)
Demeter,

I just re-read your comment. I was very pleased to have connected with your experience in this poem.

I sometimes feel, in regard to poems of serious intensity and sincerity, that they are somewhat dimished by the predictability of their rhymes, meter....

I cannot tell you why - it just feels that way.

(Maybe because in the truest forms of communication, we do not rhyme?)

I am becoming more familiar with you through your posts (and reading your comments as well as your work); I feel you are a sincere and honest person. Therefore, your feedback is very valuable to me as a writer.

When you said how you understood it, you validated it for me.

"--'the thing' which has been the experience of so many women, and so many men, both slaves to expectations out of their own control, and so victimized beyond anything that they can truly comprehend...
but how nice that it can and does turn around for some...to be truly loved for who you are.."

-Demeter

Thank you very much for your post.

Felicia

( Posted by: feliciastone [Member] On: February 7, 2005 )

Hmmm...
Is Demeter's a hunk? LOL And...did I say I was beautiful? I just said I wore a lot of make-up now and had beached hair. I could look like Mimi on the Drew Carey show! Funny, I hesitated to post my Avitar because I didn't want my appearance to influence the words. I wanted the words to stand alone. After all, it is about perspectives, more than reality when it comes to physical beauty - right?

Felicia

( Posted by: feliciastone [Member] On: February 7, 2005 )

Penelope -
This poem is actually just a portion of another poem I had written. I chose to give it three new ending verses and post as is, actually changing the entire point of the poem.

Both were valid and true for their situation and time, but were different poems expressing seperate events/relationships.

Thanks for your comment.

Felicia

( Posted by: feliciastone [Member] On: February 25, 2005 )

trophy wife
I think many women,including myself can relate to this trophy wife "ideal" ..Ive been there I understand ,I believe this to be an extremely powerful peace...Heather

( Posted by: otep [Member] On: April 25, 2005 )

Heather - trophy wife
Heather,

Thanks for reading and commenting on this piece. I'm glad to see someone is reading some of the older posts that have been buried for a while.

"powerful" is a wonderful compliment - I'm glad it hit you where you live/d.

Felicia

( Posted by: feliciastone [Member] On: April 25, 2005 )

Trophies and Jerks
Great subject, and excellent poem.

I was "trophy" wife with my third husband.

My hair was never long enough,
My lipstick was never red enough,
My weight could not exceed 110 pounds,
He would go into a rage if I bought something that was not designer or leather,
He bought me a BMW, but not for me, but to show it off to his friends.

The list is endless, the freaking jerk had the nerve to get caught cheating so I threw his ass out, divorced him and kept everything.

Sometimes money makes people ugly.

So, I moved on to the next one.

macbeth

( Posted by: macbeth [Member] On: April 25, 2005 )

Macbeth - trophy wife
So you can related, 'huh?

I remember wishing he would cheat on me and leave - I thought life seeemed sooooooooooooo loooooooooooong.

It's never as easy as it seems though, is it?

Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

Felicia

( Posted by: Feliciastone [Member] On: April 25, 2005 )





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