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The Perfect Woman

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The Perfect Woman

She sewed and worked a garden,
did the dishes all by hand;
her wiggling giggling kids
would straighten up at her command.

Her leftovers were loved as much
as was the chocolate cake
she drizzled with that special sauce
she always used to make.

Today they’d call her backwards,
but we knew perfectly
that all SHE’D ever wanted 
Was what she came to be.

By Andrea Dietrich

For Michael Smith's THE PERFECT WOMAN Poetry contest

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  1. Date: 4/24/2013 7:51:00 AM
    Social and economic pressure have almost taken away this way of life. I love to see women getting on in the world but I'm sure many would be happy to be this perfect lady. An astute write Andrea, lovingly told. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 10:25:00 AM
    If you are happy doing what you love you should never care if someone calls you backward. Nicely said on this poem. love phyl

  1. Date: 2/18/2013 3:44:00 PM
    Following the trail of the perfect woman all over the soup - I think I knew this one, I called her grandma. For me the perfect woman writes poetry and posts it on the soup:-) Enjoyed, John

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 6:49:00 PM
    Beautiful write Andrea....a perfect woman is one that is comfortable in their own skin, you stated that perfectly here! Hugs

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 8:46:00 AM
    This is wonderful! I can't sew and I always kill plants no matter how hard I try not to... I am most certainly not the perfect woman. BUT I CAN bake :) Great entry! (Especially loved the "wiggling giggling kids.")

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 6:51:00 AM
    a lovely tribute to women of generations past....best wishes

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 1:15:00 AM
    A bold and honest poem. Great.

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 4:55:00 PM
    Oh for those days gone by!...This reminds me so much of both my grandma's...It seemed all they did was cook and they ALWAYS had food on the table and would be insulted if you didn't eat...Nice memories my friend - Tim

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 11:11:00 AM
    Today the perfect woman seems to be based on superficial qualities. I'm so glad you wrote this. <3

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 11:07:00 AM
    I think you are writing about my mama ;} I remember those day's well;} very good one. the old one is ' the wind is Calling" from 1972 ,,, Happy Valentine's day Andrea ;}

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 10:43:00 AM
    Very good! The form is well suited to the poem. It sounds like a simple life and a wonderful mother. So wonderful that she was able to fulfill her dream.

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 6:31:00 AM
    How beautifully you ave penned a story in this 3 stanzas.I feel 12 lines is too short to write on this topic.

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 5:23:00 PM
    Thank you sweetheart Andrea... for sharing your Perfect write... as you are my perfect writter... <3 <3 <3 luv and hugs Sk :) happy Valentine :)

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 3:34:00 PM
    Well done, she would definately qualify for membership in my Perfect Womens club. If you have a chance read my other poem Perfect woman, it is the one I entered. The second one was additional inspiration for a great topic.

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 3:16:00 PM
    This is a tremendously beautiful write my friend! I couldn't imagine a much better poem for this contest, you are quite good at these contests Andrea! For that matter you are a brilliant poetess, I love reading all your works! What a gorgeous piece you've written here, Great Job!!

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 2:34:00 PM
    Andrea, now now now,,,,before u write a poem about me, shouldn't u ask for permission?...hahha....love the chocolate cake analogy...awesome and inspiring write to spur all moms along! gwendolen

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 1:49:00 PM
    wonderful perfect woman, written by the perfect poet...

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 1:02:00 PM
    I have a friend who just wanted to become a mother. She home schools her children and everything. I love your piece! Thanks for the kind comments on my poem "A Kiss Upon Your Cheek."....xx Holly

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 12:53:00 PM
    Its been awhile.posted a few new ones.Just trying to survive this cruel world.Hope life is good for you and loved ones.take care.

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 12:23:00 PM
    Andrea a wonderful write, good picture and good luck...David

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