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WALLFLOWER by Tammera

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“AT SEVENTEEN”
By Janis Ian

I learned the truth at seventeen
That love was meant for beauty queens
And high school girls with clear skinned smiles
Who married young and then retired
The valentines I never knew
The Friday night charades of youth
Were spent on one more beautiful
At seventeen I learned the truth…

And those of us with ravaged faces
Lacking in the social graces
Desperately remained at home
Inventing lovers on the phone
Who called to say “come dance with me”
And murmured vague obscenities
It isn’t all it seems at seventeen…

A brown eyed girl in hand me downs
Whose name I never could pronounce
Said: “Pity please the ones who serve
They only get what they deserve”
The rich relationed hometown queen
Marries into what she needs
With a guarantee of company
And haven for the elderly…

So remember those who win the game
Lose the love they sought to gain
In debitures of quality and dubious integrity
Their small-town eyes will gape at you
In dull surprise when payment due
Exceeds accounts received at seventeen…

To those of us who knew the pain
Of valentines that never came
And those whose names were never called
When choosing sides for basketball
It was long ago and far away
the world was younger than today
when dreams were all they gave for free
to ugly duckling girls like me…

We all play the game, and when we dare
We cheat ourselves at solitaire
Inventing lovers on the phone
Repenting other lives unknown
That call and say: “Come on, dance with me”
And murmur vague obscenities
At ugly girls like me, at seventeen…

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I knew I wanted to be an artist at age 4 (Full story: Click on full portfolio, Click on my name)

I am permanently disabled and work at home. Previously, I have been employed as Art Director at California Manufacturers Association and Production Artist at SMW Communications of Sacramento CA.

I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
Mediums:
Oils. Acrylics. Watercolors. Pastels. Inks. Charcoals. Graphites.

Currently I am focused and self taught in Digital Art.

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Comments

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayover 2 years ago

    Fantastic work Tam, love it:)

  • THANX EVER SO MUCH SHANINA….;-D

    – Tammera

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago

    OHHHHHHHHH FASCINATING LOVE !!!!

  • WOW….THANX SO MUCH FOR YOUR ENTHUSIASTIC LIKING OF THIS PIECE!!…LOVE IT!!…;-D

    – Tammera

  • Dwarkan
    Dwarkanover 2 years ago

    Excellent work Tammera !!!

  • THANX SO KINDLY HON!!…;-D

    – Tammera

  • lensbaby
    lensbabyover 2 years ago

    Fascinating work of art!

  • THANX SO MUCH ….SO HAPPY YOU HAVE ENJOYED THIS PIECE!!

    – Tammera

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersover 2 years ago

    Wonderful work Tammera, hope all is well for you, love, anna xxo

  • THANK YOU SO MUCH ANNA…PLUGGING ALONG!!…;-D

    – Tammera

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsover 2 years ago

    Simply mesmerizing , the detail and imaginative creation is ultra fascinating Tammera !… Unique and sooooooooooooo brilliant . Wow….. My special wishes and thanks for your gorgeous comment on my Venus … Love & Peace Paulx

  • AWWW….ALWAYS LOVE IT WHEN YOU STOP BY AND COMMENT HON….THANX EVER SO KINDLY FOR YOUR WONDERFUL COMPLIMENT!!…;-D

    – Tammera

  • Elisabeth Dubois
    Elisabeth Duboisover 2 years ago

  • HOW WONDERFUL!!
    THANX EVER SO KINDLY FOR THIS HONOR ELISABETH!!..;-D

    – Tammera

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 2 years ago

    GREAT IMAGE AND WRITE MOST CREATIVE lIZ

  • AWWW…THANX EVER SO MUCH DEAREST LIZ….;-D

    – Tammera

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisover 2 years ago

    Magical creation dear Tammera.

  • THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH DEAR RENATE….;-D

    – Tammera

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websterover 2 years ago

    Fabulous!!!!!!

  • THANK YOU KINDLY ROBIN!!

    – Tammera

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