Poem: Steampunk Fantasy

Tight corset, fluffy bustle,
Victorian demure.
Red hair and lips to match,
Mysterious for sure.
A woman of their dreams;
Lady with great allure.

Until the wig comes off
And the corset’s undone,
Beneath the skirts,
Beneath the blush,
They see my true face,
And that image they shun.

They see my healing scars.
They see my fragile heart.
They see intensity,
And it all falls apart.

When they truly see me,
They’re no longer so keen.
I become too plain.
I become too real.
And then I am unseen
By them.

A Steampunk Fantasy.
Exotic and aloof,
But when I’m really me:
Their silence, all the proof
I need.

~ by omgrey on July 22, 2011.

7 Responses to “Poem: Steampunk Fantasy”

  1. I don’t know, I think what grabs me most, through the website at least, is not your steampunk image but the writerly one, which seems completely real and not a facade at all.

    • Thanks, Kurt. Certainly the blog is very real. I’m talking about the image at conventions & online. Seems men want a fantasy, not a real person.

  2. […] of their dreams; Lady with great allure. Until the wig comes off And the corset’s undone, …Show original LD_AddCustomAttr("AdOpt", "1"); LD_AddCustomAttr("Origin", "other"); […]

  3. it’s really great.so..steampunked)pretty odd but I love it) thank you)

  4. I am just speculating but… It seems to me that they may be two halves of the whole. Your writing persona is awesome and I love your words. Although, you have a passion for Steampunkery, I do not feel that it defines you.

    Either way the poetry is well written and I enjoy your post!

    • Thank you, Thom! Funny, actually, as many people have told me that they prefer me without the wig since I wrote this poem (& not because of the poem). Just goes to show how inner insecurities can skew reality. There are certainly elements of Christine in Olivia and vice versa. 🙂

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