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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Red (10/01/09)

TITLE: Frivolous Pleasures
By Linda Payne
10/05/09


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You may feel sentimental
on Valentineís Day
with a heart red and lacy,
a crimson display;
but its declarations of
love in poems and prose
canít compare to my ardor
for my red-painted toes!

Delicate red roses
so lovely and fair
their sweet heady fragrance
wafts through the air;
but their loveliness fades
from my eyes and my nose
at the delicate beauty
of my rosy-red toes!

You may thrill at the sight
of a sleek red sports car
as it streaks down the highway
like a fiery meteor;
but a sight much more thrilling
sets my heart aglow,
gazing, oh so fondly,
at my red-lacquered toes!

The ring on your finger
might make your heart sing
studded with rubies and
sparkling red bling;
but its melody falters
to discordant notes
at the hummng and tapping
of my ruby-red toes!

You may enjoy sipping
a fine burgundy wine,
its deep reddish luster
tastes simply divine;
but its luster just pales
like a poor wilted rose
when I drink in the beauty
of my wine-red toes!

So keep your roses,
your wine and your hearts,
your glowing red rubies
and bright red sports cars;
of lifeís frivolous pleasures
only one moves me so,
the beauty and glory
of my red-painted toes!


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Charla Diehl 10/08/09
Cute and fun poem that makes good use of the topic.
Mona Purvis10/08/09
Know the feeling. Love my toes painted red.
You covered it so well. Hit the subject on the head.

mona
Jan Ackerson 10/12/09
Adorable!
Laury Hubrich 10/13/09
Hilarious. How many women can truly admit they admire their freshly painted toe nails? Even me, and I rarely paint mine:) There's just something about pretty red toes.