Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Three Word Wednesday - Real

   Three Word Wednesday - Real
Prompts: Metallic, adjective: of, relating to, or resembling metal or metals, (of sound) resembling that produced by metal objects striking each other; sharp and ringing, (of a person's voice); emanating or as if emanating via an electronic medium, having the sheen or luster of metal; noun: a paint, fiber, fabric, or color with a metallic sheen.

Optimal, adjective: best or most favorable; optimum.

Polished,adjective: shiny as a result of being rubbed, accomplished and skillful, refined, sophisticated, or elegant.


She wears the metallic coloured dress
Her badge of courage
Armour to face the elite
Those who appear polished
With ease and flair

She enters the party room
To  loud whispers
And catty remarks
Of that's last season's dress
Downright glares from some women

She pushes back her shoulders
She knows despite the remarks
She looks good
She smiles and waves
 The women look surprised

The most eligible bachelor
In the room approaches her
He likes her moxy
He smiles and speaks to her
Then gets down on one knee
She nods yes

Some of the same women
Frown calling her an upstart
Others walk over to her
And are friendly
She's now considered one of them

She turns the other cheek
Being nice to the bullies
Never forgetting their ill will
Always protecting herself
From the turn of the tide
But winning them all
With her considerate and benevolent gestures

Becoming the matron of society
She welcomes the new blood
The optimal changes
To make them human

When she dies
Society remembers and celebrate
Her uniqueness, but most of all
Her kindness,
That made them feel

©Sheilagh Lee  July 29, 2015


  1. Moxy? LOL...a new one to me.
    Sounds like a coven of bitches...she would have been better off becoming a reclusive poet:)

    1. Moxy it's a slang word meaning courage
      LOL maybe so a reclusive poet.

  2. Well done her - a case of schadenfreude perhaps - although i suspect she is more sincere and humble to wish for that

  3. thank you Jae Rose and yes she is more sincere and humble

  4. I think she handled them perfectly - besides she was her own woman not following the crowd blindlessly.

  5. thank you for reading Helen she followed her own heart and way

  6. Obviously a determined person with a mind of her own! Great lines Sheilagh!