Friday, April 17, 2009

Poetry Challenge

Today's challenge to write a poem with the following title: "All I want is ______,"

This one was a bugger. Made worse by the stupid idea that it wanted rhyme and form. What's with that I ask you? I thought I had moved beyond rhyme and form, for Pete's sake.

OK so here it is. *shakes head*

All I Want Is To Be Me

When I was little Momma
told me who to be.
All I ever wanted
is simply to be me.

I wore my pretty dresses
right up into the tree.
All I ever wanted
is simply to be me.

My brother taught me secrets
in the shed on the alley.
All I ever wanted
is simply to be me.

I galloped all the way to school,
a stallion wild and free.
All I ever wanted
is simply to be me.

I came of age and married,
convention's devotee.
All I ever wanted
is simply to be me.

A strange, unsettled life I lived
adrift upon the sea.
All I ever wanted
is simply to be me.

I broke the rules, discovered love
forbidden artistry.
All I ever wanted
is simply to be me.

2 comments:

jennifer said...

Beautiful poem!

It was wonderful hearing from you on Friday. You truly did gift my birthday with your presence.

Have a lovely week!

Wamblings said...

Awww, Sweetness. It felt good to look in on you again. I'll be back, probably only on weekends as my regular life is busy busy busy.