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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Poetry Thursday "Naive" and Paisley

This was an easter gift I whipped up for Laura. I have such an affinity to this kind of pattern I almost named a child Paisley. Thankfully her dad wouldn’t let me! Pepper is better!

Use a line contributed by a fellow poet was the suggested Poetry Thursday prompt! I picked “the hard work of making people happy” donated by January! … It was my inspiration; however I did change it somewhat.

Naive

We were young with a dream
“Together forever” we said
I was his buttercup
He was my rock
Powerful in silence
He clapped
To the off beat of the music
A precursor
Of the years to come
We worked hard
Lived well
Secured a good life
The nuances of nasty
Prevailed
Ugly shone through
Handsome
A fine nose
Became bulbous
Passion became temper
Obstinacy became sovereign
It was hard work
Making him happy!
Finding cards with affection

My nemesis
A rose no longer had meaning
Inside a young girl died
The one with a dream
A future of “forever”
Then an awakening
The lady arose armed
To fight the patriarchy
Articulately with verve
Amazing herself
She stood alone
Against many
She won
Her life
Her child
Her dignity!

15 comments:

Remiman said...

giggles,
Yeah, I'm first! I like being first....sometimes. ;-) Other times 2nd is better.
Anyway, where was I? Oh yes...I like how you are so brutally honest with your poetry. It always feels fresh and heartfelt to me.

Thank you for the thinking blogger mention. I always think that my drivel is just that. Your positive feed back is reason enough for me to aspire to go higher.
rel

strauss said...

wow, powerful stuff. I LOVED the the word VERVE in this poem. I didn't expect it and it resonated.

strauss said...

Oh BTW - I ADORE the paisley print you created - it is absolutely stunning!

Regina Clare Jane said...

A very srong poem- we all think love is going to stay the same but that rarely happens. I am glad that you were able to "win" your life back...
And your art work is amazing! I love paisley too!

Tangerinetinselbreeze said...

Paisley is beautiful, but I really enjoyed the shape of the words in your poem, feminine, curvaceous. Where do I find friends like you that whip up things of beausty like that?

Amber said...

I wanted to make sure I said thank you! So nice to find that anything I say makes anyone think...:)

I love your art, here. I love to paint things like this. I take my son sometimes, and it is fun bonding time.

ox :)

mrsnesbitt said...

Art and poetry, a match which often leaves me speechless.

Dx

gautami tripathy said...

Beautiful art work. I liked the rawness of the poem.

Angela said...

Ohhh MY! That is BEAUTIFUL! What a wonderful Easter Gift! WOW!
*HUGS*

Lucy said...

WO! That is one kick-ass, powerful poem giggles! Put it to music and you have another gloria gaynor hit! I love the line _ Nuances of nasty-
Wo !(Again)
Love the end, love it all!
P.s. Don't need a cup of tea for this one, maybe a Jack Daniels

CattyCat said...

My daughter is a paisley person too. Or at least she was. Gothic has won out now.

This poem is so powerful and so clear. I like your energy and how your mind works.

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

What great strength I feel in this poem of yours!! Bravo dear Sherrie! xo, JP

Tammy said...

Sherrie this was really powerful for me because I've lived it. The look was perfect for the emotional ride. Suberb poetry! Once again I love your music choices. ;)

HUGS

Jingle said...

cute piece...

elegant imagery, thanks for sharing it with potluck.

A+

Jingle Poetry said...

Award/Treats 4 Poetic Friends of Jingle, Happy Thursday!

Thanks for the contribution to potluck!

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