The Pin-Up Girl

An ex did something shocking today

He sent me a picture that was quite a display

Beautiful woman, tan, high heels on her feet

It wasn’t me, I could never compete

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Sent to my ex from an agent in France

She skipped the world over as if in a dance

Beautiful woman, high class and elite

It wasn’t me, I could never compete

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Standing tall in front of a Mercedes Benz

Blond hair, head thrown back, in front of the lens

Victoria’s Secret, no doubt, she’s got the heat

It wasn’t me, I could never compete

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Her beauty more than striking, she was hot

The street were she stood, smoke rose from the lot

Curvy, perfection, posed alone on that street

It wasn’t me, I could never compete

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A message is there in the photo he sent

Pissing me off, was that the intent

Golden girl, naked, nothing discreet

It wasn’t me, I could never compete

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Blood pressure boiling, no, mine, not his

How did I miss it, his note said this

She reminds me of you, face to her feet

It wasn’t me, no, but I feel complete

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Looking so fine

42 comments

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epigramman 5 years ago

.......well if you keep writing like this Amy you will soon become everyone's favorite poetic pin-up girl here at the Hub - and in particular with praise from the epi-man who thinks of words like :

sexy

sassy

mischievous

clever

witty

and a nice twist at the end

.....so it's always worth a trip up town to see you girl!!!!!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Epi, how do you do that? Your commentary outshines my piece. You tie everything up with a bow and it's a beautiful gift. Thank you, my man


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epigramman 5 years ago

.....actually it's your piece which allows my commentary to shine .....


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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Amy,

Colin is a beautiful guy isn't he?

This poem was both warm and clever. You're going to be just fine girl.

jim


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Jim, you're a great judge of character. Colin is a beautiful dude, yes. And, if I gain nothing more than calling him my friend, I can say I made a fortune here at the hub. Thanks for your words of encouragement and support, MWNP.


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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

We've gotta stick together Amy. Cool people attract cool people. (laughing)

jim


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I consider that the ultimate compliment...and I agree, friends need to stick together. The hub has helped me through some tough life lessons. I'll forever be grateful.


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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

There are some great folks here on the hub. Funny, some of the people who started off simply hating me, became friends. When people insult me in the comments section of my hubs, I tend to barbecue them in public. Strangly, they love the beating I give them and become friends. There are some real .. let's say, colorful people here on the hub, but beautiful none the less. You've become the source of some sunshine for me since you showed up, and I know I speak for everyone else who reads you too Amy.

jim


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I love your words, my handsome friend. I love your statement "I tend to barbeque them in public". You are a passionate, man of your word and I bet they are "crispy" when you're done! You have blown me away with your last sentence. Sunshine is the best thing anyone has ever put in a sentence with my name. Shine on, Jim!


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Amy, dear, when you were with your ex, he might have been the boss.

But now you are your own woman and that is his great loss. Delighted you feel complete. Great poem. You go, girl! :)


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

drbj, how kind of you to say. I feel like I'm getting my wings...free fallin', you could say. Thank you for your great words and support.


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BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

I have discovered, from experience, that many an ex, be it lover, boyfriend or husband, seems to fit the: "You don't know what you have till it's gone" scenario. This leads me to think that if they really knew what they had, they would have worked much harder to keep us. Those, like vietnamvet68, feeling something worth having is something worth keeping, act like we are worth it. So I have been fortunate to find the difference. My ex-husband always appeared to regret my leaving, yet, for all those years, did nothing to act appreciative, too selfish I suppose. Take it from me, you deserve someone who will appreciate what a gem you are and will act like you are worth keeping, because, from what I've read of your writings, you are a priceless pearl. So I agree, you go girl, don't look back, and move toward the light of freedom and one day, knowing yourself fully who you are, someone will step up and be grateful you noticed him. Great poem.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I woke up this Sunday to the first signifcant snowfall for me and MacGregor in our new digs. I can see that outside activities will require some innovative thinking. Alone, everything new is daunting, but, I was alone in my marriages, more, because I expected a comrade in arms. Your commentary gave me such a thrill, and a sense of deja' vu as your words "knowing yourself fully, who you are, someone will step up and be grateful you noticed him" resonant the wish I long for. Thank you for this beautiful, understanding and supportive commentary. You give me courage, my friend.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

The "model" was not a model at all.

That model just comes when money calls.

She might have some rubber boobs,

She's riding the rapids on her Fallopian tubes.

She's living high on her day in the sun,

The pictures live on, but her day is done.

It is "she" that never will compete,

With the beautiful Amy, sweet, sweet, sweet!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Micky Dee, what a masterful writer you are. You sent me a poem, all my own. I am complete and it's you that is sweet. I'm jumping up and down now. I've made it...a poem from Micky Dee. Thank you, dear, sweet MD.


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ghomefitness 5 years ago from Chicago,IL

Great poem! It sounds like he thinks you are that beautiful. When you screw something great up and look back you see things differently. I don't know you personally but I read your hubs. I would put money on that you are way more beautiful inside than that pin up girl could ever be.


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vietnamvet68 5 years ago from New York State

Amy my dear friend, you are your own woman now you need no man to boss you around. but one day the right one will come around and you will know the true joys of love and happiness. God Bless my dear friend. Peace


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

gnomefitness, I never doubted that he found me physically beautiful. I don't think he would ever look back and feel he had screwed up. He told me my head was "fxxxed up" and to get it fixed. I still remain in touch as we share a daughter, my only child, and he is kind to me in his fashion. He still prioritizes physical love as the only redeeming contribution of the female species. I don't try to change anyone. I just move on. What I've learned? The older I get, the harder the move! Thanks for the visit and the fabulous compliment.

vietnamvet68, Actually, my workload without a man is so much lighter! I now have the luxury of time and experience to honor my choices and priorities. So, yes, life will level out, and it is mine, with or without a man. Thank you for your upbeat commentary and good wishes. Peace and love to you and yours


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

"Don't know what you got, till it's gone" ala Cinderella. Beauty is incomplete if one or other is lacking. In that respect, you have complete beauty. Outer, inner, social, and emotional beauty. All facets add up into one precious gem. Thanks again for sharing.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, Augustine, for your beautiful, artistic words. I do need to work on my self-confidence and you just helped a million times over. I will remember your comments when I encounter negativity. It will be my new mantra. Thanks a million, friend


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Bel Marshall 5 years ago from Michigan

Oh I love the surprise ending!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you Bel Marshall. I appreciate your comment.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

What a lovely way with words with which you are gifted, my dear. I enjoyed this poem very much. Thank you for sharing your creative art.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you James. I'm glad you enjoyed my offering. I had never written a poem in my life until I recently tried my hand at it here and now I have difficulty writing anything else. I tried to write an essay recently, and it sounded so disjointed...a small amount of copy that sounded mostly like it wanted to be poetry. In fact, this venture has me now hearing everything in a poetic frame of mind. Thank you for stopping by and your commentary. I went back and re-read your Immigration piece the other day, as another brilliant hubber referenced it. I spent over an hour studying it so I can only imagine your efforts, which are always an abundant feast for thought.


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TurtleDog 5 years ago

That was a good hub! Before I opened the article I rolled my eyes thinking it was some crazed rant ( no offense .... we've all done it :-) but it wasn't. Very, very creative. Keep it up! I voted up! beautiful


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, TurtleDog, appreciate your surprise and commentary. I'm going to hop over to your site and see if I can uncover the meaning behind your interesting name, as I love turtles and dogs! Thanks for the vote of confidence.


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Jaynie2000 5 years ago

Cute. I like the twist.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thanks, Jaynie2000, appreciate your comment!


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Stan Fletcher 5 years ago from Nashville, TN

This rocked! Loved it!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thanks for stopping by, Stan. I appreciate your time and comments.


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK

What great lines!

The repetition and the twist, the emotions expressed and the descriptions are all so brilliantly worded and constructed- you do it so well.

It wasn't her, she could never compete- with you!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Awww, Docmo...thank you for your words. Coming from someone as talented as you, they are the supreme compliment. I treasure each word with all my heart and soul.


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

I loved this poem, it set the mood for some who are left out on Valentine's Day by their lovers, don't we just hate being compared to other people woman/woman, men/men. Why can't lovers respect their partners with praise and uplifting praise.

The avatar posted here of you sure as heck does not show a woman who is missing any beautiful parts in the looks department:0) Give your mate a kick in the pants for me and tell him you are one hot little cowgurl:0)) hugs from this Saddlerider


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Saddlerider, I already kicked his ass out. Actually, I moved out, but ended the relationship. We're on the same wavelength here! Thank you so much for your uplifting commentary, Saddlerider. I appreciate it more than you can know. As far as a valentine, I got my most faithful man, my Scottie, MacGregor, a big, red and blue macaw dog toy and he loves it. Happy Valentine's Day to you!


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toknowinfo 5 years ago

Since others wrote a rhyme, especially for you

I wanted to write one to tell my thoughts too

Your poem was great, your expression was real

I flowed with your words and felt what you could feel

Seeing your emotions starting to boil inside

And then the last sentence which so gratified

Your writing is great and enjoyable to read

It is also nice to know you feel complete indeed

It is nice to read something that puts a smile on your face

Your poetic ways have earned you a special HubPages place

You have a way with words, and I loved the end twist

I'll visit again but for now you can add this poem to your list

Oh and I am glad you celebrated Valentine's Day with your pup

Just so you know I voted your hub way way up!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Audible sigh, toknowinfo, and just so you know, from one poet to another, you made my heart sing with your poetry to me. I am so honored. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. And, MacGregor wanted me to tell you "woof woof"; that's dogspeak for thanks for the acknowledgment as he is number one in my book.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma

Reminds me of song lyrics. I'm not a poet so no rhyme from me but enjoyed your poem.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Pamela N Red, thank you so much and I'm glad you enjoyed my poem. I only started writing poetry here at the hub and yes, I have sent this one and several others to a lyricist site. We'll see if anything transpires. Appreciate your visit.


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Lucky Cats 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

Amy, to paraphrase a famous man, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: "Judge a woman not by the coutour of her skin but by the content of her character." I hope I am not offending anyone by doing this but, I think it appropriate. this is a fabulous poem which describes the thoughts of many women..at one time or another; we have all felt this ... another incredibly wonderful effort, Amy. And, YES!!! to the last sentence...haha!

You should be being paid for this!!!! thank you!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Lucky Cats, I am so beat from today and my daughter's unending needs, I can only say, "I Love You, my friend, Kathy"!


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TheMonk 5 years ago from Brazil

That little twist on the end made me chuckle. Love that kind of thing.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

TheMonk, I'm glad it made you smile! Thank you for your time and comment.

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