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Much Effort - little Improvement! (a poem)

Margaret Sanderson

Joined September 2008

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Much Effort – little improvement

My niece Kate, who lives next door,
watched in amazement, with open jaw
as I carefully applied my skin foundation
with a touch of blusher, to cause sensation;
added some shadow around the eyes
(in smokey brown, to tantalize);
brushed my lashes with ‘Shape ’n’ Curl’
(what an effect to make on a girl!);
then coloured my lips with shocking pink,
to make those guys sit up and think.

“What are you doing, Auntie Jean?”
said Kate, as I finished the whole routine.

“This make-up,” I said, “improves my looks…
…It says so in all the beauty books.”

“Then how long do we have to wait…
….before it starts to work?” said Kate.

Illustration completed with prismacolor and Faber-Castell pencils on Bristol Board smooth surface paper 300 gsm 16inchesx12 inches. Entered into the ‘My favourite poem’ challenge HERE

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