A.H. Scott: A Most Favorable Shade

Sexy Exotic latino woman on phone in dressing room
Exotica. Chicago 2003. Photo: Tony Ward, Copyright 2021

Text by A.H. Scott,  Copyright 2021


A Most Favorable Shade


It cannot be captured by another’s eye
Even if a lens could even try
It can be seen if appreciation exists
Even if the makers of taste wish not to persist
To go forward boldly against the tide of criticism
That’s the shade most favorable
Stand tall and stand strong
You know the survivor within  
Not good enough to rise to a standard of a myth?
Well, just watch a sassy soul strut their stuff
To the body which is sculpted by nature or enhanced by nurture is a subject unto itself
Yet, a face is the element that is inhabited by character
Imperfections, wrinkles, pimples, lazy-eye, crooked nose and such
Why does it matter so much?
Seems as if it is all based on a glance that is fleeting
Pity that attention’s brevity charters a superficial game
Marketability of a face can take esteem to a somber place
Like an invisible competition of sorts we are set off on a pace
Wondering whether me, he, you or she has that favorable shade
Shade is the favor we accept in the moment we are in
Not to retreat or back away from whom we are
Off the beaten track can be where aesthetics hold most favorable in an arena of attractiveness
Perfect none of us are
Only perfect entity is the celestial one
Beyond the cradle, we all is
Wisdom is a priceless accessory we should never wish to trade
Now, that’s the most favorable shade

About The Author: A.H. Scott is a poet based in New York City and senior contributor to Tony Ward Studio. To read additional articles by Ms. Scott, go here: https://tonyward.com/same_as_it_ever_was/


A.H. Scott’s book: Bad Guys Finish Fast & Good Guys Finish Last is available on Amazon!


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