I’d like to write the consummate herione
to embody a mixture of
the complex women of
Barbara Streisand’s
characters in later years.
Especially I think
I’d channel the honest
female lead in
The Mirror has Two Faces.

As a bad heroine type,
her almost law-breaking
lead opposite
Richard Dreyfuss and
Karl Malden for starts
in a favorite I don’t own, Nuts.

I could imbue
her faithful defiance
and courage
in the face of losing her dad
feeling Yentl
crying out in song
in the forest,
only to return to life
in pursuit of her dreams, alone.

©2009 by Shari Lynne Smothers

About Shari Smothers

Welcome to Telling Stories, my creative writing space. My name is Shari Smothers. Poems help me to understand the world and to explain my world to others. They're my premier story telling tools. There's more to come, so please share with me through reading, commenting, emailing. Learn more about Shari here. And do come again!

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