Lady Penelope’s “Sonnets from Suburbia”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

To see…or not to see…a therapist. Should Lady Penelope continue therapy? Aye, that is the question…her ladyship is pondering, Tomatoes.

Therapy for Lady Penelope?

I have run out of things to tell my shrink.

The issues with my dad have been resolved.

My mom no longer drives me to the brink.

There’s some slim chance my problems have been solved.

I dutifully ignore the ev’ning news

And do not fret it weather’s wet or hot.

I tolerate my friends’ opposing views.

If you think this is happiness, it’s not.

In unrelenting peace seems there’s no joy.

My baser nature urges me to war.

I need to keep the shrink in my employ

Or do I?  P’rhaps must figure out what for?

Before I could decide to let him go

I heard the bastard moved to Idaho!

All of Penny’s links!


  • Lady Penelope

    Penny Peyser, aka “Lady Penelope” is an actress / writer / documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles. Her sonnets have been published in Defenestration , Blood & Bourbon, Page & Spine and Chantwood Magazine among others. Highlights from her acting career include The Hot l Baltimore original production at Circle in the Square, the films All the President’s Men, The InLaws, The Frisco Kid and TV series Rich Man, Poor Man II, The Tony Randall Show, Crazy Like a Fox and Knots Landing. Please visit for all links and to learn about her documentaries Trying to Get Good and Stillpoint. And now Penny Peyser has gathered all of her sonnets into a new book, “Sonnets from Suburbia: More Candles Than Cake”. It is a work of pure genius!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.