Salon owner whose business was ruined by Speaker Nancy PelosiA Poem On Nancy’s Visit to a Salon, Violating Covid Restrictions, by Sarban Bhattacharya The Society September 18, 2020 Covid-19, Culture, Humor, Poetry 5 Comments There’s no age bar on titivating hair, Apart from putting rouge on wrinkled cheek. A Speaker has the right to looking fair, And prune her brunette hair once in a week. Pandemics come and go, but beauty stays. At eighty, beauty makes a second wave When handsome youngsters leer at granny’s ways, And to impress her get a cleaner shave. Though she may ask us all to wear a mask, It must not hide her young and rosy lips, Or smudge her makeup if she wants to bask In TV lights with hair like fresh tulips. She can do nothing wrong, she is the queen (Of two-faced bitches who are shrewd and mean.) Sarban Bhattacharya is a 22-year-old poet and classicist currently pursuing a master’s degree in English literature. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 5 Responses Joe Tessitore September 18, 2020 Is that a closing couplet, or what? Reply Cindy Erlandson September 18, 2020 I like this satire. (She deserves it.) Reply Joseph S. Salemi September 18, 2020 It’s a brilliant closing couplet, and I hope it indicates a trend of us getting a lot tougher in our versifying rhetoric here. Reply Margaret Coats September 18, 2020 The couplet is not only tough, but masterfully constructed. It’s a single sentence, though for full effect we need to stop and look at the queen–before Sarban moves in for the kill. The parenthesis is the strongest punctuation that will make that pause. I also like the pun on “tulips,” where the meter would tell us to say “two lips.” It is quite a feat to turn that apparent metrical flaw into a second shot (a suggestive one) at vanity. Reply Ben Colder September 19, 2020 I like it.San Fran Nan the nazi bitch wanted her hair done with out a hitch but the country said we don’t want to do this witch so San Fran Nan the nazi bitch had to tie on her mask with a half hitch. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.