Manon- Tina Rose


Whisper and the Roar

Paris was vibrant,

the outskirts, charcoal.

In dark corners

the women in red

lifted skirts for men in top hats.


was a demi-monde beauty,

scarlett dressed and wide-eyed,


They called her,

The men with grasping hands

who were always hungry.

An animal appetite

behind human eyes

A  beast in a suit.

If you listened carefully you could almost hear a hint of a growl

from the corner of his mouth

The sweat on his brow


with a lipstick blood handkerchief


Before he returned home to his wife.

The silk strings on Manon’s corset were

always loose,


from eager  fingertips,

That were too rough.

Tina Rose is a Bachelor of Arts (hons) English & Drama Graduate from Royal Holloway, University of London, and a  Masters graduate in English Literary Studies from Durham University.  She is a freelance writer & blogger, resident graduate assistant, and a creative writing teacher. You can…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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