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In certain countries, they bombard
The populace with police and guard.
I wonder how they would regard
A woman who just loves to fard.

Perhaps her face is acne-scarred
Or freckled, blotched or wrinkle-marred;
Would she be feathered (after tarred)
Because she takes the time to fard?

We women know that life is hard.
From certain places, we are barred.
Yet female rights we can’t discard
And one remains the right to fard!

So next time, on the boulevard,
Or even in your own backyard,
Just flaunt what once was tubed or jarred
And show the world how well you fard!

*to fard: to paint the face with cosmetics
 (a word I’d never heard before)

Copyright © ilene bauer

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  1. Date: 8/20/2013 1:42:00 AM
    I really enjoyed this. Lovely.

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 11:33:00 AM
    A cover up ensued until the truth we viewed. The air was thick, and made us sick. Butt, the meaning was just skewed. Your the best ilene. Thanks for the vocabulary lesson. :)

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 4:25:00 AM
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA The funniest poem I read in a long time. Excellent poem poet.

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 5:07:00 PM
    Love the well done! Nothing wrong with a little farding.

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 2:52:00 PM
    Fard is not a modern English word - it sounds like some silly muslim thing or maybe even a silly Old English of German term either way just - Junket ! Ha Ha !