A businessman's silhouette.

A businessman’s silhouette. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You are well pressed
Sleek lines
Barely visible
Controlled pinstripes
White collar
Jacket crisp

Waiting in a line
For the morning coffee
iPad glowing
News rushing in
Rushing out
Like you

Your eyebrows
Neatly manicured
Cufflinks shining
Modest light
You look the part
Like out of a

Which makes me wonder
As I watch you
Are you more than
Just a suit?

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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19 Responses to Suits

  1. I always have wondered when I was a suit and found most are just a suit. I now wear flip flops, shorts and T-shirt and wonder if similar dressed are more than shorts, flip flops and a T shirt. So far I think not.

  2. David M. Green says:

    Does the suit make the man or does the man make the suit look good? πŸ™‚

    • Depends on the man I suppose! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I think suits look good for the most part, it’s just a particular type of suit wearer I was tilting at with this poem. πŸ™‚

  3. Brian Hughes says:

    I don’t suit suits. The very name ‘suit’ is ironic for me. Whenever I’ve been forced to wear a suit I always end up looking like Worzel Gummidge.

  4. delightful – one of the many joys of retirement is no more suits

  5. words4jp says:

    this is a great question to ponder? Many suits I know are just that – status quo – I do not know many otherwise.

  6. Mike says:

    Contrary to what Shakespeare thought, the apparel doth NOT proclaim the man – but you know that, which is why you penned this poem of perspicuity. Nicely done.

  7. I remember suits, when living the single life in the city….. yet I am fairly distanced from them out in the bush, pretty much a non event. I love your words.

  8. of course they are, they jus don’t know it πŸ˜‰

  9. Having spent years on Wall Street and eliminating starch from my life years ago, I no longer chafe at the neck or the false image. Love this piece.

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