Analysis of `Mother`(gay icon!)

Mother-the up to date story?
Mother, once a `gay` icon at the very pinnacle of her scene,
Now lies, like Titanic, on her bottom- yesterday’s `Queen`,
she’s seen it all, and in her time, mincing here and there, done much.
(even berated lesbians, with her wicked mouth-who are far too `butch`)
The smooth features sadly now replaced by pimples and warts,
these days lounge lizards are all the bounders she thwarts!
Her dress is OK -if you really do like that type of thing,
(she was the one, `daan in taan` who invented bling!)
When this model was launched, far away, the pattern they threw,
`twas distance not direction that counted- only one `mother anew`,
such opulence, such finery-despite expense, no detail overlooked,
but see her now and she’s like a dog’s dinner-long over cooked!
This once proud Dame-light on her feet, at balls, she did `twinkle`
has got a face full of passion-you can see it in ev`ry wrinkle?!
So just wot can be done to fix this doddery, aged `super star`,
creams maybe-plastic surgeons arrive to speculate, from afar,
the `writing is on the wall`-I think the time has now come
instead of waving her legs skyward -to just SIT on her bum-
with pipe and slippers she’ll make a scene no-one knows-
no longer will she be out on her bike scaring the crows!
We miss her happy chant, `”next please” and colourful attire,
unfortunately this `bird` ,even in auction, cannot find a buyer,
but, happily, she’ll be in our midst for a little bit longer,
even though those ancient bones can no longer conga!

Amen (and Awomen!)

Poetic Form
Metre 10011110 10101101010100101 1110101010101 111100011010111 100101001010111111 0110101111001 11110110111 011111110111111 110110110101 11101110101011 1101010110101101 11001100010110110 110101101101101 1111110111111 1101111011110110 1111111111111 110101001110101 0111011101111 011100110111101 110101101111 11011111011001 1101011101010 010001110010101010 11001101011010110 1011101111010 0101
Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 1,532
Words 273
Sentences 10
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 25, 1
Lines Amount 26
Letters per line (avg) 46
Words per line (avg) 10
Letters per stanza (avg) 599
Words per stanza (avg) 136
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Submitted by paintedlady on May 01, 2021

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