The Red Dress

I always saw, I always said
If I were grown and free,
I'd have a gown of reddest red
As fine as you could see,

To wear out walking, sleek and slow,
Upon a Summer day,
And there'd be one to see me so
And flip the world away.

And he would be a gallant one,
With stars behind his eyes,
And hair like metal in the sun,
And lips too warm for lies.

I always saw us, gay and good,
High honored in the town.
Now I am grown to womanhood....
I have the silly gown.

by Dorothy Parker

Comments (1)

in my opinion this poem was about a girl of a former president of englands council who lived a normal life she didn't consider herself wealthy or a person who lived in poverty but lived a very low profiled life untill her father public speech left his country feeling as if he was dishonest and unfairly won a war by being persuasive leading his people to believe that he grew well and took ownership to his virtues