Jackie Allen Poems
- I Am What I Am When I was but a wee child, two or three or ...
- Scent Of Grief I caught but a glimpse of her pale moonlike ...
- A Moment For All Time Scenes of design, origin~ cherry, ...
- The Painting Frozen in time, the tides, the ocean’s ...
- Late Night Musings Insight glitters with illumination. Life ...
- Time Of Reckoning Yesterday, he fell into a vat of ...
- The Cathedral In The Woods Like a sudden chill that runs down...
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I Am What I Am
When I was but a wee child,
two or three or more,
I dreamed that I could fly like a butterfly.
Over the mountains,
on wings of adventure
I sought out branches of laurel
and like a fairy,
I crowned my head with a ring of joy.
High above, when the clouds
up in the sky began to darken, began to cry,
I wished, at ten or so, that I was as small
as a mouse, so that I could scamper
into the rhubarb patch
and hide beneath their umbrella-like leaves,
munching on their juicy red stems,
making mouse-like noises.
Early in my teens, ...