Saturday, April 6, 2013

A to Z Challenge


For the A-Z challenge, we decided to post a new and original poem every day. Today, Regina has the letter "F".



Fool's Day


April first seated in an
audience of fools,
he interrupts to introduce
her.

And I watch student
surpass mentor,
the way child
often exceeds parent.

At sixteen, Muse
provides no light
in my dark.
But still does for him.

She is promise,
in skin tight jeans
and worn
Chuck Taylor's.

Eloquent, slim,
beautiful with Daddy issues.

Enough accomplishments
for old bloods to drink
hers.

Fountain of Youth
reflecting her own mother's
years of single
mother-dom,
3 kids in.

16 comments:

  1. This is great! I love the phrase 'She is promise, in skin tight jeans and worn Chuck Taylor's' - says so much so beautifully. Thanks for sharing it.

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  2. Sad poem - despite her promise I feel the eyes of the those old bloods on her and the pain in the way she's applied those jeans. Am I over-identifying?

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    1. Not over-identifying at all. It was a sad and beautiful thing to witness. It was apparent that even though she was so young and talented she was headed for her mother's fate. It was heart-breaking beauty.

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  3. Thank you again, Gina. That's a lot to think about.

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  4. As I read it, I was pretty sure she wouldn't fulfill that early promise. Reading your reply to the comment above, I agree it is sad and heartbreaking, yet the beauty is there.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by today, Inger.

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  5. It is a sad poem today, It is hard to watch those who don't fulfill their promise.
    Katie atBankerchick Scratchings

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    1. It's always sad to see potential lost.

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  6. Great poem Regina and it really tells a story :)

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  7. What a beautiful and also heart-wrenching poem. Another amazing piece, Regina.
    Happy weekend to you. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Julie. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  8. I'm kind of amazed that you keep producing such beautiful work so fast. It's a real treat to stop by your blog every day!

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  9. Made me smile. :) As you so often do.

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