~The Glass Slippers~

~Prologue~

The same way you get your woman is the same way you keep her, women are like a fine wine, they improve over time...


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~Loving Yourself~

I threw my hands up and said the hell with it, I have reached the end of the line

I was sick and tired of this mans unrealistic demands, love was the farthest thing from my mind

His vision of the perfect woman was shape like a sodapop bottle with hair down to her thighs

she only wore stilettos, skimpy clothes and did most of her shopping on line

she got her hair done once a week and grace the nail shop twice

always had dinner prepared on time drapped in a diamond mine

I thought to myself those magazines have altered my mans mind and invaded our little space, this sodapop bottle I knew was definitely out of place

stilettos ha! the heels are to darn thin, they could never hold up this suitcase, the moment I slip one toe in I would fall all over the place

I know my ward drobe is gone to hell and I'm always in the market for a good sale, but with all these demanding bills, my pocketbook has gotten rather frail

I had to find away to cut corners, so I do my own hair, you would think he would appreciate that, seeing as his pockets aren't that fat

yes! I love a manicure and pedicure, get one everday, every time I take a bubble bath I scrub it all away, my hands and feet get a permanent holiday

If I get home before he does I head straight for the kitchen, but times are rough and I need a little assitance with all this extra stuff

on special occasions I will admit I do brake down and cook, put on some skimpy clothers and try to look a little like his book

but if the fantasy doesn't work oh well! I did my best to try, and anyway these years gone by hasn't been that complimentary to his thighs

them damn magazines are invading my space so I shoved them beneath my blossoming suitcase, took me a swig of two wine sippers and put back on my glass slippers

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tnderhrt23 7 years ago

The emotion behind these words packs a punch! Keep them glass slippers on, Sister! That is what led to the happy ending in Cinderella, after all! It is so unfair to try to remake another human being into what we desire...and then dump all the work on them too...Hold your head up, Karen. And stick to your guns!


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Karen Russell 7 years ago Author

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I THINK I SPEAK FOR ALL THE WOMAN OUT THERE IN SIMILAR SITUATIONS SO, WHEN I WRITE, I TRY TO INTEGRATE EVERYTHING I'M GOING THROUGH, EVERYTHING I'VE BEEN THROUGH & ALL THE THINGS I'VE LEARNED FROM OTHER'S SO, WE AS WOMEN CAN GET A BROADER VIEW OF SITUATIONS AS WELL AS SOME ASSISTANCE IN THE CHALLENGES WE GO THROUGH...LOL, R.K. AKA LOLLIPOP

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KellyEngaldo 6 years ago

Loved the prologue, loved the poem. Your poem is so real - the frail pocketbook, the attempts to be the perfect women - live the fantasy - wow! 5 Stars and I am truly honored to have met you. Must return now to my glass slippers.


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Karen Russell 6 years ago Author

THIS HAS TURNED OUT TO BE A VERY INTERESTING JOURNEY FOR ME HERE ON HUBPAGES & I AM TRUELY ENJOYING THE RIDE, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING MY JOURNEY...R.K. AKA LOLLIPOP!


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MBP42 6 years ago from have received my official license as a Pastor, praise God

about time for poetry like this nice job


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Karen Russell 6 years ago Author

THANKS, YOU ARE QUITE AMAZING & I DO APPRECIATE YOU DROPPING BY, PLEASE COME AGAIN...R.K./LP


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blaise25 6 years ago from close to you...

It's always nice to read your works. Strong and heartfelt emotions always there..

this one is fierce! liked it! :) you are a princess, nobody reigns for you, just yourself. go, wear your glass slippers and face the real world. TC


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Karen Russell 6 years ago Author

THANKS BLAISE25, WE ARE A LADDER FOR ONE ANOTHER...


Linda Golden 6 years ago

I feel into those pages of a false reality to please the one i thought was the one but i am fine the way i am. I feel this poem because its how i felt when i left...


bianca 6 years ago

WOW!!! i love the irony and humor. behind that you can feel the realness of the poem, the type that you have to read between the lines!!!! i love it


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Karen Russell 6 years ago Author

THANKS COUSIN, GOOD TO SEE YOU, PLEASE CONTINUE TO SHARE MY JOURNEY, TALK TO YOU SOON...


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MFB III 5 years ago from United States

He needs a pair of glass BVD's

so if he goes banging around too much

he's gonna get cut.

You dance on with those glass slippers,

and if he gets to outta hand,

I can tell you were to slip

one of those glass shoes

and you know what ...

it will fit...

Great rant....

LOL~~~~MFB III


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Karen Russell 5 years ago Author

LOL, THANKS MFB III...


Rene'e Conner 5 years ago

Reading this made me happy that I am divorced and only have to worry about what I think of myself each day I look in the mirror. I found after being married for 40 yrs. no matter how good I looked my husband was still eye balling some other woman. I feel FREE, with my daughter and I sharing the bills, we get along just fine. My daughter saw how her dad treated me and it soured her wanting to get married, as she is career orientated anyway, no time for trying to look good for some cheating man. She also saw all her School friends, having children one after the other and their husbands off doing their own thing....Now the men are cheating on the Internet, Lordy!! so glad I don't have to be fretting what he might be up to.....Love yourself, and if there is a good one out there, I hope he finds you....You deserve better.....A sister, Rene'e


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Karen Russell 5 years ago Author

THANKS FOR STOPPING IN, YOUR THOUGHTS ARE WELL APRRECIATED, PLEASE SHARE THE REST OF MY JOURNEY OVER HERE, I'VE LEARNED OVER THE YRS., STRENGTH IS OUR ALLY, STAY STRONG, ENJOY LIFE & LET THE REST WORK ITSELF OUT, HOTEP!


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GmaGoldie 5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

Karen,

LOVE YOUR WORK! And yes, I know you take allot of heat for the all caps - me included but you are memorable.

Another great poem - you are very talented.

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