22 Mar 2011

Warring Factions?

In days of old when men were bold they carried swords and shields.
They marched and pillaged and plundered across both plains and fields.

But alongside male machismo, they never tried to hide
(though you may not believe it) their softer, feminine side.

For they lavished decorations on all their tools of war,
used curlicues and tassels like you'd never seen before.

With shiny metal studs and caps that twinkled in the sun,
they hoped to dazzle enemies until the war was won!

Tess came out fighting this week with her Magpie Tales Picture Prompt. To the victor the spoils! LOL. There's a second, serious attempt over on Napple Notes, by way of a change...

24 comments:

  1. Priceless. Ah, they are worse than the girls!

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  2. that's right! Look at how men used to dress....!
    Good one!

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  3. And they're still doing it with their Brylcreem and earrings and nose studs and designer t-shirts etc!

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  4. Men sure like to impress and they do indeed have their feminine side. God Bless'm! Bravo!

    Anna :o]

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  5. Warriors and their feminine sides ... great take on the photo! Winning wars with high fashion .. what a concept. If only.

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  6. I'd better get the Brasso out then lol.

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  7. Pretty funny take....and judging from the comments here, pretty insightful. Excuse me a second while I try to get in touch with my feminine side. Good write. Vb

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  8. I love it! Those are my kind of men. I love embellishing things.

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  9. Touchee! Warriors with style! Loved it!

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  10. So glad you brought out the truth..makes life more interesting!

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  11. LOL :D always look to impress I guess; maybe the dazzle might make them get an inferiority complex? ;)

    Here's My Magpie

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  12. Blinded enemies make easy targets for surprise attacks I guess...loved this.

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  13. Hey! Excellent poem! Even the biggest built bloke has a feminine side! And they get married in skirts and trimmings these days...takes longer than the bride to get ready, they do!

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  14. It is coincidental you should write that, I was just looking at soldier's uniforms in the museum the other day and thinking the same thing,
    such a fun post.

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  15. Delightful post! Truth with a smile.

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  16. Ha ha! Machismo with tassles...

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  17. Feminine side, indeed. I love it.

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  18. Love it! Too bad there wasn't a photo of their shoes! You could have had a field day with that!

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  19. Excellent. You captured both sides of these men!

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  20. Great! Would be nice to think it was so simple - of course, it was all hidden then . . .;-)

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  21. Dear Jinksy: Imagining the tassled yet hassled warriors and wondering "where they or weren't they?" and then thinking "undoubtedly!" Tassles gave it away! And the leather!Can't get that ChipnDales imagine out of my mind! Thanks!

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  22. I wonder if all men and those of days gone by. realize they have a feminine side??

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