Fourth Time’s the Uncharmed

poor stitched young flower,
you’re just the same to our eyes;
must hurt to be weird

we will wear spring heels,
you don’t need to dress like us;
standing at the back

cripple jokes free beach,
now she is stitched and gloomy;
scars mar unseen things

fall in tense gardens,
we want you to feel normal…
discreet discomfort

on your winter bash,
I didn’t stay home to guilt you;
gone, for me, since fall.

for NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015, Day 12 – Estranged and Cut off: Today’s prompt invites our muses to explore the difficult topics of Alienation and Detachment.

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Poets United, Poetry Pantry 247

A Girl in Yellow Coat, by donemonic“A Girl in Yellow Coat”, by donemonic

Estranged and Cut off

Searching for the Shadows of Oz? Here is my entry: “Sister to Storm to Dirt to Flame”. I was going to say that this introduction reads strange and out of place, but considering the poem I wrote for the event… perhaps not so much.

Now, for Day 12 of NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015… When I first thought about writing 30 poems for the cruellest month, I was going to focus on topics related to chronic pain. Detachment and alienation are often at the center of the lives of people who have to alter their lifestyle due to a change in health. But there are many other situations that feed these cold, lonely monsters… Today’s prompt invites our muses to explore the difficult topics of Alienation and Detachment. The definitions below come from

Detachment (noun)
1. Indifference to other people or to one’s surroundings; aloofness
2. Freedom from self-interest or bias; disinterest
3. The act of disengaging or separating something

Alienation (noun)
1. A turning away; estrangement
2. The state of being an outsider or the feeling of being isolated, as from society
3. (Psychiatry) a state in which a person’s feelings are inhibited so that eventually both the self and the external world seem unreal


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Dearest Detachment, by MeganDearest Detachment”, by Megan Sterling