Alphabet Poetry Series: “G is for Gloss”

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she had a tendency to do that
in order to survive
not have to face the pain
to lose again

important matters brushed aside
what’s important anyway?
stuff happens no matter what
she hasn’t got time for that

it’s a talent, really
glossing over everything
invincible to consequence
at her children’s expense

someone has to reap
whatever she sows
even though her selfishness
has a gloss of loveliness

poor children
dear children
“trying to gloss away
the irrationalities
of the universe”

{Quote by Irwin Edman.}

The film “Lilet Never Happened” is a character driven story about Lilet, a maladjusted Filipino street-girl, struggling to survive on the streets of Manila. International social worker Claire tries to safe her but this hard headed, traumatized girl thinks she can take her life in her own hands. Though Lilet gets many opportunities to quit, she stubbornly chooses the hard way. The film is based on interviews with Lilet, a little girl, who became Manila’s most famous child prostitute.

Alphabet Poetry Series: “F is for Float”

There was a song
only we could hear
would call to us
in whispers
and wind

And we’d float
on riversong
heart beating
loud
and
soft

But we fell
and we lost
pushed down
by the
waterfall

And bits and pieces
not enough whole
to stay afloat
on our
dream

The water
carried you away
and the dream
is all
I have
today.

Alphabet Poetry Series: “D is for Devastated”

meatless meatballs
unscented rose
waterless fish
nonsense prose
sunless moon
wingless bird
timeless clock
wheyless curd
rootless tree
voiceless singer
you-less me
happy-less forever

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Alphabet Poetry Series: “C is for Caricature”

I’m not perfect but
I’ve learned to accept me
And within my four walls
I’m quite happy

But outside the door
I’m a caricature
And the world laughs
To my displeasure

No thank you, sir
I’ll stay inside
Live in happiness
Forever hide.

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