Tina Fey, May I Please Wear My Special Blue Dress One More Time? by M.C. Lubow


Tina Fey wore my dress, the royal blue one.
Tina Fey wore my dress, the soft silk feminine one.
Tina Fey wore my  dress, my dreamy favorite party dress.
Tina Fey wore my lovely, small waisted dress.
Tina Fey wore my Grecian goddess dress…all over L.A..

No one had to tell me they saw her in my special dress.
If you lived here, or visited here, last year,
you would have seen Tina in my dress to die for.
Wherever I went, there she was…in my special dress of blue.
She was appearing in my romantic dress all over town.

That’s what may happen, if you part with your favorite dress.
It may show up without you, in places you never dreamed of.
Oh, oh, oh, that royal blue, soft silk feminine dress, with its Grecian drape
and my once tiny waist… I floated like a Chagall gal, in small town, USA.

How did my favorite dress make it into the big time?  It’s a mystery to me.
Oh my, oh dear, oh suck it up, I should never have parted with it, it’s clear.
Tina did not do it the justice it deserved, even if she wore it on the big billboards,
and the big screen. I admit my dress did look good on her,
but not as good as it looked on me.

It was not supposed to be a Hollywood actress dress.
If I ever see Tina, I will ask if she’ll regift it to me. I will take better care of it,
not let it get in a fight. It needs to be protected, just like I do.
Tina may say I’m an Indian giver, and maybe I am.
I just need to dance in it once more in the movie of my life.

M. C. Lubow

© 2011


  1. lkthayer · January 9, 2011

    Maxine, this kills me! Whatever you are doing in your life, it’s
    coming thru your writing…just keep doing it! You rock! Lisa 🙂

  2. Roz Levine · January 9, 2011

    Keep on dancing no matter who’s wearing what to wherever.
    Enjoyed this poem very much.

  3. BHS59 · January 10, 2011

    Life is a series of dresses (or suits). Each one adds to the closet of life and enriches us. Each new one allows us to “break free” and go on to better times.
    Keep on writing and dancing!!

  4. Marcus · January 10, 2011

    So weird how yesterdays show up and startle us with shadow play.
    I enjoyed the poem and excellent closing line.



  5. Leslie Thayer Mann · January 10, 2011

    Loved this and take it quite literally – is it true it was yours, cuz you should have it back!

  6. BG · January 11, 2011

    Nice, Maxine! Now what’s Steve Carell doing in my blazer?!?

  7. matthew · January 11, 2011

    So fun, fashion rules!

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