Sonnets From Suburbia: For the Girls

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“For the Girls” is one of my fav sonnets from Lady Penelope, aka Penny Peyser, and that sonnet now resides in her brilliant newly released book, “Sonnets from Suburbia: More Candles Than Cake”.  I LOVE it! Get your copy ASAP, Gals! “More Candles than Cake” takes you on a fantastical journey of unique charm, hilarity, insight, wit and inspiration. Penny Peyser’s carefully curated collection of her sonnets will delight all women of a certain age. Her book is a work of pure genius! And “For the Girls” is a perfect example, Tomatoes.

For the Girls

Putting on thy bra is not an option

when getting dressed to actually start the day.

Not doing so will trash a plan’s adoption

and leave one’s girls so aimlessly to sway.

To lift and separate promotes a mental

alertness, as my mother always said.

Avoiding sagging thoughts is elemental

and will keep progress pointing straight ahead.

‘t is tempting not to fasten hooks and eyes

when lounging in one’s robe seems more ideal,

but thwarting gravity always relies

on good support. Ma Nature keeps it real.

I’m all for hanging loose, but let’s be clear-

if thou means business, put on thy brassiere.


  • 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!

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