Monday, August 15, 2011

The Face of Beau

It's beauty 
pageant season.
Every profile 
a revelation
make believe
dressed to display
smiling faces
plastered into -
shoehorned into -
the perfect dress
devil may care.
It's beauty pageant season
what the hell should I wear?

A.J. Ponder

Winter has decided to hit hard, power cuts in this weather seem rather excessive hardship, and yet Wellington is full of smiles.  The wonder of snow right outside the door.  On the hills by the sea.  It is like we have all been transported to somewhere else.  It seems, finally Wellington has found a number it enjoys wearing - but for how long?

A.J. Ponder's work is available through Rona Gallery, Amazon, and good Wellington bookstores


  1. What a great last line! When I saw the title, I was expecting some allusions to John Barrowman, but this is even better!

  2. Love the allusion to 'Torchwood' ;-) And I love the last line, too ...

  3. Cheers Tim and Helen, yes and you're right, if it wasn't for Dr Who / Torchwood I would never have come up with this great title for my little facebook, social media... poem.