Sonnets from Suburbia: Nailed it!

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Lady Penelope yearns to be praised with millennial compliments although she doesn’t understand them. Our dear Lady P nails it in… “Nailed It!”.

Nailed It!

I long to “crush it” as the young folks say;

Or “nail it”, “kill it”, perfection achieve.

Why is the merest effort on display

Declared “so awesome”, I cannot conceive.

If just one thing I did was “off the charts”,

Considered truly brilliant by my peers

With not a single critic throwing darts

‘T would be the highlight of my many years.

Seems showing up will earn a hearty kudo

As if truthful assessments are too rough

None think excessive praise is really pseudo

A pinch of honesty is not enough.

Don’t tell a soul I’ve bucked this trend and mocked it.

I’d sell my soul if someone said, “You rocked it!”



  • 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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