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Brigit Astar
08-28-2010, 01:38 PM
Oh dear, oh dear,
what a burden to bear.
If someone would only
break this iceberg of mine.
It's stayed with me too long
and I'm weary of the load.
Oh someone, oh someone,
take this cold wall from me.

It once was the fashion to wear what I wear;
it was a mark of virtue--a badge of high honor.
But, lately, ever since I've come up in the world,
I find myself thinking all manner of thoughts
and most of them have nothing to do
with innocence or waiting for Mr. Right.

Oh dear, oh dear,
won't someone please hear
my plea for release
from these chains
which have held me
captive from birth.

I want to be free!
I want my garden gate opened.
And though I hope it's by someone
who is Prince Valiant's twin,
right now--any old frog
will do.

Brigit Astar
01-05-2011, 08:33 PM
When I think about it, 209 readings of this tongue-in-cheek poem makes me feel really good. Bluestories continues to amaze me.

02-24-2011, 05:50 AM
i like this one somehow.

Brigit Astar
02-24-2011, 10:48 PM
It's not really to be taken seriously. I think there are too many "serious" poems. More light-hearted ones are needed.