Sunday, June 25, 2017

Beautiful Freaks Fest!

Meowwww!  ~ Yours, Truly.

Every Poet Is An Outcast

I once lived my whole life
wondering how to tame
the flame of my candle,
still the ash would transform
into a bowl-full of broken words.

My loneliness of being last,
the vast recollections of sad memories
for a girl whose music could
never beat in tandem
would sod my shine, they hung
across my neck like a cursed rosary,
kept me prisoner
of someone else's expectations.

Until one day after reading Greek lit,
(or perhaps it was the story of Madame Bovary)
in a crowded room of Marsha-Brady wanna-bes,
I bowed my head into the paper-scent
of a five-subject notebook and
created of myself a Goddess
carved of words and color, and
Fluid as the finest paint,
I danced into the fire.

Written for the Beautiful Freaks Fest.


  1. "I danced into the fire", and it didn't burn!

    I'm grinning from ear-to-ear. For it's always wonderful to read the tale of the birth of a poet. And to read it as poetry, it's pure magic!

  2. I LOVE this........never tame the flame of that candle. I especially love your dancing into the fire. Yippee!

  3. T'was Madame Bovary. French lit is essential for an understanding of life.

    1. one semester i took american lit, greek lit and some other lit class...classic literature perhaps. it was the best my favorite class schedule ever. lol

  4. This is soo incredibly poignant.. your words speak for all of us!!❤️

  5. What a beautiful awakening.


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