Open Mic at Art6 Gallery

Open Mic at Art6 Gallery

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

"Red Lipstick Sells Best In Times Of War"

poem based on a painting by Emma Knight

Make the boys forget 
they may run into a  
rainstorm of bullets 
the next time out.
Red Lipstick Sells Best In Times Of War
by Emma Knight
Make them forget  
some won’t come back  
whole and some  
won’t come back at all. 
So wear that deep red 
on your lips, the right amount  
of mascara, and smile 
as warmly as you can. 
Give them a moment 
to forget about the  
no-man’s land and 
the hell of battle. 
Let them know  
there will be an ending, 
that they can come home 
to kiss your red lips.

1 comment:

Karen Adrian said...

If only red lipstick could save our troops from senseless wars and needless killing. Great poem!