If I Had a Beard

profileI’m not much of a poet it, though I do enjoy it. When I do pen a poem it’s almost always humorous (hopefully), somehow irreverent and structured. Poetry really does reflect our inner selves.

This is another poetical pondering to celebrate poetry month.

If I Had a Beard 

Beards are wasted on men, I say,

though it’s just my opinion, I know.

If I could sprout hair from my bottom lip

what a fantastical thing I would grow!

I would dye it and twist it and bedeck it in beads—

string tinsel and seashells throughout.

I could spike it when angry into stiff lightening bolts

and how it would enhance my pout.

Yes, beards are wasted on men, I say,

when they just hang them plain or shaved clean.

A beard adorned lady would be such a sight—

an intricately facial haired queen.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com or AngelaYSmith.com.
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