Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Slave -

I am

A slave
to the questions I
cannot ask

A whore
to the
questions I
cannot answer

A muted child shunned
into silence...

the questions
I do not know.

And a criminal
to the questions

I know but
cannot
tell.

20 comments:

Drew Blackstone said...

Don't tell Kari, but you are still my hero.

Manic Mom said...

Drew--she reads this, ya know? ; )

Jess Riley said...

You are one mysterious woman, Steph. ;-)

Hope you're well!!! I've been thinking of you & Swish lately.

Trish Ryan said...

Wow, Manic - going deep today! Is this the product of hours of introspection, or an unexpected burst of poetic creativity?

It's never dull here at Triple-M! That's what keeps us coming back :)

Drew Blackstone said...

Don't worry about it Manic. (Kari, don't believe everything that you read. You are so my hero.)

Two Roads said...

Manic - excellent poetry!

Ramblin Rose said...

excellent this so deserves a pack of tim tams!

Manic Mom said...

Jess--hey, we're good--are you on AIM? We'll have to have a three-way... (Chat, that is!)...

Trish--Very deep. I don't know how it came about. I was sitting with Tukey and felt like a slave for a moment, and this is what I came up with.

Drew--can't you have two heroes?

Two Roads--Thank you very much! I don't think there's any point to it though, just something that came into my brain.

RR--You know the address baby doll! Ha, just kidding. DO NOT SEND Tim Tams! I've not been happy with my weight AT ALL LATELY!

Eileen said...

Manic- fashionable, witty and deep? Man you have everything.

Karitown said...

I heard that, Drew;)) I say we just make Drew our hero, Manic! That works for me.

Manic Mom said...

Kari--that's a tough one, cuz while I heart Drew, in a friendly, blogosphere way, of course, I also want (again, in a friendly blogosphere way, of course!) hotwire, rmartini (who is ONCE AGAIN MIA), and the newly resurrected Dustin) for my Blog Heroes.

I think we might need to hold a Hero Contest with these contenders, huh?

Manic Mom said...

Manic- fashionable, witty and deep? Man you have everything.

Eileen, still missing that amazing agent who's going to bring me to stardom like you, Jess, Kari, and Trish Ryan, all of you agented/published/sold authors you!

Hell, now that I think about it, screw the men (in a friendly blogosphere kind of way), all you women are my heroes! Heriones, you know what I mean!

Oh, and kiss-kiss to Swish-Swish!

Brony said...

Great poem. Very reflective.Hope all is well.

Swishy said...

MANIC, YOU KNOW ME TOO WELL! Ha ha ha ha ha. I was totally going to be like, "UGH. Hello! Over here! HEROINE!!"

Just kidding. Ha. Not really. Hee hee.

And, yes, you are a whore. KIDDING! Really.

(OK, so for real, we need to plan our next thing! And make Jess come! And whoever else!)

Drew Blackstone said...

Why don't we just stop all this bickering about who is the hero and pick me?

1 plus twins said...

i know when i come here i will read something profound and really think about things. great post.

Kim Stagliano said...

Yeah,I hate it when my husband asks me "What's for dinner" too!

;)

Nancy French said...

What's going on Manic? You are one enigma.

Need to talk?

Hotwire said...

beautiful.

Manic Mom said...

Everyone, thanks for your nice comments and your thoughts. Everything is FINE! Whenever I write a poem, it just stems from a fleeting thought and I HAVE to write it down immediately, and then whatever flows next I just write down, whether it's sad, corny, gloomy, provoking.

So, things are good, except I have to go to a homecoming college football game from whence I graduated (ha, see corny talk), and it's freaking gloomy weather, and I feel/look like shit and I'll probably run into those old crushes I had!