Margaret Alice Second

Silver Star - 3,073 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Can’t Shut My Eyes [REVISED]


Exceeded my allergy limit - beef curry did it - or rusks,
breakfast with strange bacon & heaven help me, how
could I forget, corn on the cob bread made yesterday -
everything adds up, being too happy & thus reckless,
singing for joy, walking on clouds & overcoming the
mountain of junk in the spare room

This is the result: can’t lie down, can’t shut my eyes,
stop my brain even after taking medication; trying to
watch TV, my favourite Wizards of Waverley Place
hasn’t its usual charm, mind stuck on wavelength
irrational - worried that I’ve not worried today - just
like my heroines, right when one of them becomes

Successful it becomes boring; nothing resurrects the
original frisson of excitement while she’s a princess
in disguise - the only plot that works is a disgruntled
princess working to earn a right to look into the Lake
of Delight to become beautiful; since she has to be
kind on the way, on arrival she discovers her

Considerate service conferred ethereal beauty, she
has no need for a beautifying stream: fairytales, like
myths and legends, offer opportunity to be my own
moral lessons - thus beauty is always synonymous
with personality and character; this from interesting
Bible books - especially Proverbs

Submitted: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Can’t Shut My Eyes [REVISED] by Margaret Alice Second )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Oxygen, dr.k.g.balakrishnan kandangath
  2. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. After a Death , Tomas Tranströmer
[Hata Bildir]