is this the Olympics or miss USA?

sorry about the hair
women girls, I was busy
shaping this  body
these muscles
that strength
tight and precise
as a strung bow
to send flesh
like the toned arrow
it is
into that shiny gold target

too busy
to notice the sloppy ponytail
would embarrass
my critics sisters

next time
I will spend less time training

and more time grooming
because that’s what wins
medals approval

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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15 Responses to is this the Olympics or miss USA?

  1. doncarroll says:

    One has to look for the camera. I’m sure I’d do the same, only because cameras aren’t my friends…haha.

  2. unfetteredbs says:

    crafty and well made points… 10 for execution and 10 for style..

  3. nelle says:

    My mom told me about the criticism, and what I’d like to say, I abbreviate. WTF.

    I don’t get it, not at all.

  4. Ian Moone says:

    really liking your thoughts here, though I have stayed away from all things Olympic

  5. From this, I guess there has been some crits about an athlete from the US. Does it really matter how she looks? And pray, how can one run, jump, hurdle, swim, and do all those sporty things and still avoid some sweat and dishelved hair? Not even superwoman can acheive that! Go girl and I say FTA! Your title and words say it all, Susan

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