Ballerina Bun

June 21, 2011
By TheLemonadeCrusade SILVER, Huntersville, North Carolina
TheLemonadeCrusade SILVER, Huntersville, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the whole world, and all there ever will be to know and understand"


I’m not a dancer,
but I still have
beauty and allure-
with my bun.
Resting and cresting in my hair,
I can at least
play pretend.
I’m not a dancer,
but don’t I look
like a pretty, pretty
ballerina?

I’m not a grownup,
but I still have
cheekbones and knowledge-
with my bun.
Wound and bound upon my head,
it pulls my skin
taut to the temples.
I’m not a grownup,
but don’t I look
like a mature, mature
adult?

The pretty, pretty ballerina,
and mature, mature adult.
I become them by simply
weaving my hair into
this fastidious knot.
I am a dancer who is graceful,
I am a grownup who is wise.

My, my how magical you are,
to transform me so-
little Ballerina Bun.


The author's comments:
This one I wrote on the spur of the moment, I was just looking in the mirror one day and tying my hair into a bun like always, when I just felt the urge to write about it.

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