Stoically the old girl prevails,
to the degradation of time.
Gracefully she poses,
unaware her resplendent scarlet robe
has long since been stripped from her frame.
Tattered and stained, her corset bulges,
seams hinting at what used to be.
The west's version of a Norma Desmond
dreaming of a triumphant revival,
a stunning close up
as she gracefully glides
across the horizon once again.
Desire still strums it's fingers
across the strings of her heart
as she seductively lies in wait
for her man to need her again,
but for many an old girl
renewal is an unattainable dream.
Time continues its course,
beating down her will,
by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, Revised January 4, 2012
This is for "Barn Charm #67" which I will be linking to on Tuesday. Of course, the Norma Desmond reference refers to the aging Hollywood actress in the amazing old movie "Sunset Boulevard" starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson. If you like old movies and have never seen this one, you are in for a treat!