Too Beautiful to Speak
This tribute and poem I wrote is for a very special Lady that has gone over-looked for many years and who truly was an American Patriot, contributor to the Allies in World War II and its many different Causes, and founder of today’s WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth communication systems. As a natural beauty seen widely on the big screen in films like Samson and Delilah and White Cargo, society has long ignored her inventive genius. I also want to extend my sincere admiration to all women who have been Creator’s, Innovator’s, Inventors, and Women Leaders. It is because of you Ladies that the earth is a better place and shines a bit brighter while you walk amongst us.
Ladies…I Salute You!
My Tribute to Hedy Lamarr, (1914 – 2000)
Actress, Inventor, Innovator, Women’s Leader
“Too Beautiful to Speak”
As you look at me, do you like what you see?
I was dubbed “too beautiful to speak”, do you agree?
If you do, know that Hollywood said this…not me
You will never know my mind or ideas that “could” be
Men have silenced any attempt at innovations “from” me
Only now, has the world acknowledged and patented my inventions
only after I am dead, have they responded to my designs and intentions
Yet even back then, Howard Hughes, “did” agree
He used one of my designs…he “believed” in me
Yet, the United States Department of Defense, did “Not” agree
What can a woman do…Women should not speak free!
They only saw my “ASS-sets” and began to doubt me
“Smile & Look Pretty” they said, for which I pretended to agree
So, I travelled on tour, kissing soldiers, raising money,
It helped the War Effort…I was pretty and funny
I raised over $230 million dollars in War Bonds, Publicity & fees
My response to their smart-ass remarks, advancements and pleas
As a result, “Yes”, you guessed it, I still was not allowed to speak free
My beauty was the “only” currency I could use
“look beautiful but silent”; “words” can be misconstrued
Yet when I was alive, it felt like a curse
A curse for “only” being beautiful, never to converse
A curse resulting from my family tree
A curse to become the demise of me
I devoted my entire life to setting women free,
to benefit the world and all of humanity
So, I say “Good Bye” to all of you, here’s my story and legacy,
I now take my place within the divine ranks of Women’s History
Written by Jeff Andreis
August 18, 2022
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3 thoughts on “Too Beautiful to Speak”
Oh my gosh Jeff! I have such huge tears in my eyes I can barely see. Hedy Lamarr was so beautiful yet for many years now I have known about her brilliant mind and all she did for women as well as the world with her inventions and so many other achievements. I truly admire her and am so pleased to read your introduction and poem. It is a remarkable piece and expresses a tribute from your heart and soul. Thank you for sharing this excellent work. God bless you, Jeff.
Incredible tribute to an incredible lady. I was unaware of her contribution other then as an actress and you have opened a door of interest into this amazing woman’s life. Thank you for sharing. Jamie
Hedy Lamarr was probably “too” beautiful. It proved to be a curse in a way because her brilliant mind was overlooked. It is good that she is finally getting recognition for her inventions and innovations, unfortunately, it is too little too late. Great poem.