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's work is published in print and online publications, including “Horror Writers Association's Poetry Showcase” vols. 2-4 and “Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy” anthology. Her novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® finalist. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. All her books are available on Amazon. Currently, she publishes Space and Time Magazine, a 52 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com.
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