From 2015.

Don't Listen

Tall thin pale girl
with dark straight hair,
not more than sixteen,
glasses set on a studious nose,
don't listen to them:


those blunt-witted boys,
those callous girls.


For you are lovely
beyond the stale prettiness
of What Everybody Likes.
You are the beautiful
music of youth:


mellow, resilient,
subtle and smiling.


You are that first
questioning day in March
when a mild faint breeze asks, May I?
You are earth tiptoeing toward spring,
the firm and certain hope


that tomorrow will be better,
that hearts will be wise and kind.

Poetry by Uncle Meridian The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2022-04-10 at 10:34

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This is a masterpiece!!!Smart,sensitive and deep.May these young girls bring indeed a better tomorrow.Loved it.

Griffonner The PoetBay support member heart!
A brilliantly opportune piece of poetry. (If you don't mind me seeing it as a reflection to something else that I have read.) Regardless of that, to me it illustrates a seriously caring nature that has cleverly constructed a worthy guidance of thought to those who read. Did it get written in 2015, or was the encounter in 2015, I wonder. It reminds me of an encounter I had, and the thoughts and understanding it engendered. A poem worthy of accolade.


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