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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

PAD Day 21- What I am/What I am not Poem 4. What?!! I am not??!!


What?!! I am not??!!

What?

I am not the 
author of the
greatest novel
of all time 
surpassing
Anne of Green
Gables, out-
distancing Eyre
Oates, Atwood
and all the gals –
Joyce, Will, Irving, 
and all the boys –

What?

I am not the
Poet Laureate
of the Universe
my words floating
in inaugurations and 
dreams -whispered
and shouted at rallies
and at weddings
funerals and births

What?

I am not the analyst
who lifted depression
and anxiety, forever – 
for all -the one who 
out Anna’d Anna –


What?

I am not feted mother
Beflowered bedecked 
beloved each instant -
who will be mourned
with joy for each moment
of each morsel fallen from
her lips to their mouths

What?

I am not
Tall and slim
racing marathons
swimming channels 
with a nodding know-
ledge when needed
to Chanel 

What?

I am not that
Woman who is 
worth more than 
a truckload of rubies
to all who know, 
have known or 
will ever know 
her

What?

How could this be
how could I simply
be me – impossibly

pearl



4 comments:

  1. And oh, how that pearl does shine. :)

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    1. Aww thank you - could have added - ... and I am not De" you are remarkable my dear - your tutu poem was a masterpiece !

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  2. Your name says it all. I take issue at some of your insistence of what you are not, but we all feel that way about ourselves. You are a shining example of an original and creative woman. You are an inspiration to me and many others. You are the leader of our little poetic band.

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    1. Oh Barbara what a truly lovely comment to read first thing in the morning - Thank you so very much for the smile that is now on my face - You certainly inspire me!

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