Black Out Prompt: Poem – Black Out – ” Not Roses” #amwriting #poetry #beauty #politics

Thanks to MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting the Black Out Prompt: 


Credit: February 2017 INSTYLE Magazine


Spring collection first shown, standout trends captivate. 

Pretty pink dresses, bandeau tops [are] proposed by influential, 

Femininity, classic ladylike variety reflected, underlying desire.

Creative support for the power and rights [of women], 

At a critical moment, clothes mirror complexity and chaos.

[A] new creative pointed statement, paying tribute, 

[Reminding us] attend the collection, printed with a line —

[It] leans [to] the left, favor[ing us] suffragettes. 

Explicit in making politics known, a reaction to unsettling results, 

 [Women and] fashion imagined entering a [new] season, 

Clothing playing [an] unexpected role, [our] viewpoints, [what] the world wears —

Becomes a political act. 

Interpretation, construeing message of inclusion, 

[There’s an] intention to celebrate women, 

We can all agree, [we need] be attentive and open to the world, to our creativity

[It] reflects our desiresembracing the imagery of strong, 

[What we wear is a] universal language women embrace. 

 [Your] engagement [demonstrates] how perceptions can change, 

Judged the same, we don’t assume shallow or [too] serious. 

Imagine in the coming years [unyielding] support, consider —

A contrary affect; [our] standards represent [our] enormous role. 

Perceive beauty’s responsibility taken seriously, 

Heartening to see interest in lives, so moved [knowing] —

We’re more and [moving forward with all] pioneering women, 

We’re not [merely] roses. 


©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved. 


10 thoughts on “Black Out Prompt: Poem – Black Out – ” Not Roses” #amwriting #poetry #beauty #politics

  1. ellenbest24 January 24, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    Having not seen this prompt before my curiosity was peked. Clever and apt, considering the womans march this week. Very clever.

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    • mandibelle16 January 24, 2017 / 5:36 pm

      Thank you Ellen. I don’t know that it’s every week. But the link is my post if you want to give it a try this week. Yes the piece I took the words from, fit well with recent events 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 January 24, 2017 / 6:19 pm

      Hi Mihrank. Thank you, I do follow your page and have visited,it’s a wonderful website 🙂 I liked all your music quotes.

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  2. Oloriel January 27, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    I love what you did with the prompt. The way you executed it and the material chosen, they just fit so well nicely. I like how you weaved such important messages and affirmations and encouragement, in a time when we need them the most, making your poem not just something beautiful to read, but also very useful.

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    • mandibelle16 January 27, 2017 / 3:27 pm

      Thanks I’m happy it turned out well. You never know with blackout 😉Have a good weekend!

      Liked by 1 person

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