I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.
– The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton 


Looking in
I wonder just how long
it’s been
{no doubt}

since I was
on the inside,

This poem
is a freak,
a geek, a chic example
of what you just might not
want to be. It’s

a nerd. Absurd. Lives
on the third rock
from the sun, but
still says alien things.

This poem is strange,
deranged, on the out
-skirts of town, the
other side of the tracks,
at least two cards shy
of a full

It’s tumultuous and temp
-estuous and testy and tangled.
It’s getting ready to dangle
its participles
as far as the eye can see.

But here’s the thing:
……………… it’s free.














Art by manicddaily.com.
Prompted by toads



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10 Responses to Poemriah

  1. Shawna says:

    That last fat stanza (five lines) is so great. 🙂

  2. ManicDdaily says:

    And it made me smile! Thanks, De. K.

  3. It’s free and it’s delicious!

  4. Rommy Driks says:

    I love the heck out of this. From the quirky cool word choices and construction to the final denouement. Love. Love. Love it.

  5. Candy says:

    Third rock from the sun – love your ‘strange and deranged’ poem

  6. I have fallen in love with this poem.

  7. Jim says:

    I too loved reading this, De. And loved the free rent jab at the end. I have been told, not lately, that a bird dropped me on a rock and that I was hatched by the sun. Half serious and half poking fun, I won’t forget though I am sure the person telling me this has long forgotten the incident.

  8. Kerry says:

    As for me, I prefer my poetry: tumultuous and temp
    -estuous and testy and tangled.

    Rock on, sister.

  9. sanaarizvi says:

    And its absolutely breath-taking!❤️ Way to go, De 😀

  10. Love that last line… perfect.

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