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A Song of Myself

March 17, 2013
By Taylor Whitworth SILVER, Tampa, Florida
Taylor Whitworth SILVER, Tampa, Florida
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When I get a far-off look in my eye,
Know that it’s because I’m strolling through the
Tuilleries,
Hand-in-hand with a blur-faced man
Who takes me to the cabaret.
I
Warm up a little.
I order snails and frogs’ legs
To piss off my common sense.

I tell him through undainty mouthfuls that
The only two films,
to ever truly impact me
Are Fifty First Dates and Ella Enchanted.

I ask him why I cry at comedies and
Laugh in the face of a prime-time death
And he isn’t quite sure how to respond.
Through gritty teeth, a polite laugh?
He probably doesn’t speak English.

But then I see it;
If he’s a bird,
I’m a walrus.

A walrus
Stuck inside my tower
Braiding and unbraiding my hair
Waiting and still waiting on the Prince Charming
I know isn’t coming


…right?

Just in case,
I’d better watch my weight
And squeeze into something he’d like.
I’ll call this my “self-imposed plight”
And turn it into a poem.

Who knows?
Maybe he’ll read it.
One day.

But hopefully I’ll have found
my own way down
by then.



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on Mar. 12 2014 at 9:37 am
WickedDreamer PLATINUM, Salem, Other
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Favorite Quote:
The legacy you leave is the one you live

Wow! This is really very sweet! Love it! :)

on Mar. 25 2013 at 10:35 pm
Taylor Whitworth SILVER, Tampa, Florida
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Thank you so much! that means a lot to me (:

KylieK GOLD said...
on Mar. 23 2013 at 5:37 pm
KylieK GOLD, Mt. Washington, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"To love is to surpass one's self."

I bloody love this!


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