Poem - Super Model

Super Model

How can she be real?
Beauty drawn by God's hand
A painting behind a glass
A Monet or Rembrandt

How can I make her feel
The things that I see?
How can I be a part of the picture
And make her part of me?

Standing in the crowd
A flower in a vase
Bathing in beauty's glory
Wearing fantasy's face

Is she lonely?
Is she sad?
Will she ever know
About the love we never had?

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e summer 6 years ago

Standing in the crowd

A flower in a vase

Bathing in beauty's glory

Wearing fantasy's face

The imagery here is amazing. You truly have a gift with words . . . Another favorite!


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thanks E... just trying to describe what a man see's thru his own eyes...


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b. Malin 6 years ago

Hey Suburban Poet, I love this poem, it flows so well. It will so make me a follower, and may I say "thank you" to you, for following me!


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you b. Malin... I'll be checking out your work too!


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Joy56 6 years ago

beauty...... surely in the eye of the beholder.... you explained the feeling well.


scriber1 6 years ago

As always, insight sufficient to cure intellectual glaucoma.....


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

I've been awed on many occasions at men's capability to love deeply, sometimes not fully comprehended and appreciated by people in general and women in particular. Women seem to love in a more general and global way, perhaps more generally reliable. But when a man truly loves it is like a monolith of pure emotion and dedication without equal.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Joy - thank you. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; there is universal beauty and there is the singular kind... in the end it is what you see that seems to matter.

@Scribert - "intellectual glaucoma." Ha... that's a good one.... Hey... that will be a $30 co-pay my man. I'm a doctor...

@Nellieanna - you are wonderfully describing the male who has been hit by a thunderbolt. The hunter. The mountain climber. The warrior. He will not be denied and the focus is unmistakable because Aphrodite is his quest.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Nellieanna - you have described the difference between male and female love very well; especially the generally more reliable aspect of female love. I think the initial intensity of a male is very difficult to maintain and the letdown is there. Interesting stuff....

I've wrriten someting about that very thing and I'll have to dig it up... thank you for reminding me.


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ShakethaM07 6 years ago from Washington County, Georgia

I love it!


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ShakethaM07 6 years ago from Washington County, Georgia

I love it!


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you ShakethaM07...


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

I hop you find it. Would love to read it!


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

It was a very short piece.. almost something to throw away but it acknowledged what you wrote about the man's pursuit and then the drop off as contrasted to the woman's "more reliable" love....


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

I see. Well, if you do happen to find it, it would be valuable reading, I'm sure. I understand though - being reminded of something from earlier by something mentioned now. no matter what its current status may be. Thank you.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

I believe it was about how love looks different from the woman's perspective once she has been caught.... how she is converted from the man's prey to something different... it was something cumbersome like love need not run to be self-evident... not the most romantic of titles but maybe that's why I've never brought it out into view....


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

Ah. I've never thought that love needed to run away to be. Perhaps women think less about catching and being caught, possibly the result of earlier standards in which women's job was to WAIT to be found.

I'm into Jane Austen's 6 novels, in which women of her day (late 1700s-early 1800s) urgently needed to be found & claimed, but were rigidly prevented from doing anything to hasten it. If they had a preference among suitors, they had to try to make it known by what seemed to be playing a little "hard to get" game with the less preferred, more active suitors, - in order to continue to WAIT, hopefully - for the one they really preferred to come calling with a "serious offer". This was complicated by worried parents who knew that the nonpreferred offer might be the ONLY one the daughter might ever receive & so pushed her to accept it, love or no love! It WAS essential for all but the titled girls to get married. They couldn't inherit even if their fathers owned lands. And they couldn't work! - (though Jane Austen defied all convention by choosing not to marry since she couldn't have the man she preferred and he couldn't have her -) and to earn her keep by her pen! It was almost unheard of and could ruin a woman's standing.

I suppose that some of that mind-set is not that far in the background of our DNA. lol.

And all along, men have been expected to pursue and "hunt" and find and win whatever they want. Nowadays, thankfully, it can be a more shared adventure.

I realize that guys are sometimes lured by and attracted to that which seems just out of reach and also that there are intrinsic qualities in many women's makeup which makes them seem illusive to men. (My father once mentioned that quality being in the women in his family.) But love that is ever on the fly surely is an incomplete love, at best. Abiding love should be fervently wished for. If abiding is a turn-off, then someone in the relationship has missed the point. One can be abiding without becoming boring and one can be abided with without becoming bored, if love is real.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Nellieanna... whew! That was a well put... I've had women tell me that there is still an ego about "not having to throw yourself on a man." But many attractive women might sit alone waiting for the phone/text/email/whatever to ring because many men do not have the confidence to puruse a woman "out of their league." I'm quite sure most men are extremely flattered and pleased (and possibly relieved!) when a woman "makes the first move." For me all it takes is a nice smile, maybe a double look and some laughs at my dumb jokes for me to get the hint.

I think men still like being the knight and swooping their maiden up in their arms and I believe that many women want to be carried off to bed by a strong man who makes them feel like a priness.... maybe that's old fashioned but it's still there at times...

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