Sonnets from Suburbia: Lent

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Lady Penelope doth ghosts a friend. Of course, she does. You sure don’t want to mess with Lady P, Ladies! And don’t forget to pick up Penny Peyser’s (Lady Penelope) brilliant newly released book, “Sonnets from Suburbia: More Candles Than Cake”.



You wonder why your calls I don’t return

When time and time again I have expressed

Displeasure at your lack of all concern

For matters I hold closely to my chest.

You blithely blather what in confidence

I have revealed to you and you alone,

And when confronted with the evidence

You barely make an effort to atone.

I’ve gotten your e-mails and one short text,

Such pleading and cajoling for reply,

However I’m convinced they’re some pretext,

Another opportunity to lie.

Perhaps you feel I only need to vent.

If truth be told, I gave you up for Lent.


  • 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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