O.B. – She’s a Beauty – A Poem by Kathy Blavatt

by on April 27, 2012 · 10 comments

in Culture, Ocean Beach

Kathy Blavatt – a local artist and community activist from Ocean Beach – wrote this poem for the Respect OB forum held on Tuesday the 24th, and she’s letting us publish it here:

O.B. – She’s a Beauty

I’ve loved a lady with sunshine in her hair…

Dolphins swim through blue eyes.

A feminine free spirit… She goes by O.B.

She’s lived life with a checkered past…

A small-town girl in a big city.

She’s a hippie with a degree…

A surfer from way back…

Who sports bargain bling, tats and a navel ring.

She’s an earth goddess with garage sale gems…

A sexual being in tight jeans…whether they fit… or not.

A critical big brother looks down on her from the distant hill.

She knows she’s wild… but figures it’s in the “good way”.

She can live without the praise.

Her appetite varies from organic to burgers.

Likely paired by a beer or tequila shooter.

She likes her water clean…

But can deal with a slightly tarnished reputation.

This girl is proud, but not pretentious.

She goes through active cycles, but knows when to let things be.

In May her mood swings to gray…

By June she’s downright gloomy.

On July 4th she lets loose! Marshmallows are her playful abuse.

In summer she’s a party girl… dancing to primeval drums…

While casting moonbeams over grunion runs.

The siren morphs into mother Fall.

Nurturing freethinking, welcoming Autumn’s moon goddess spirits.

Then loss of control to the holiday blitz!

A time of celebration dressed in beach town glitz.

New Year’s reflects upon her crashing shores.

Her lovers remember her fondly.

Cracking and age only adds to her character.

This bohemian queen is an original of timeless beauty.

She is our beloved O.B.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

jim grant April 27, 2012 at 12:18 pm

How funny this exact poem was on a 8×10 sheet at a local bar/restaurant yesterday ….Somebody left it on the counter they had crossed out OB and made it BO and crossed out Beauty and made it Beast ….


Anna Daniels April 27, 2012 at 3:27 pm

OB is a beauty and so is your poem Kathy. Hope to hear more from you!


Debbie April 27, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Lovely thoughts and message from a beautiful and talented OB – activist, historian, preservationist, artist, gardener, poetess and friend :-)


OB Mercy April 28, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Awesome Kathy! I see so much of myself in these words, always knowing OB was my BFF!


Gary Gilmore April 29, 2012 at 11:40 am

Well Done Kathy, your poem conjures up many positive images and swells my pride for this little community. thanks!


Ernie McCray April 29, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Far out! Bitchin’! Fly!


Facials Redmond June 3, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Talks about the woman of my dream, Its a beautiful poem as it makes me love again.


Amelia Emma March 10, 2021 at 10:53 pm

Thanks for sharing such a fantastic and beautiful poem; I loved it ?.


Douglas Blackwood March 12, 2021 at 12:05 am

Thanks Kathy, I really enjoyed your poem.
“she’s proud but not pretentious”


Elvis T August 4, 2021 at 1:27 am

Well done Kathy, your poem is really impressive


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