Who Am I

This is me, a Pippi Longstocking
with mismatched tights
and a fake, twirling moustache.
Wishing I was Cinders
or at least a beauty with a beast
who fed me truffles
while lounging on a velvet couch.

I am me, I wear flowers in my hair
and get twigs caught as I feed the birds
beneath the weeping willow tree,
this is me, with overlong eyelashes
that keep getting caught in my eyes
and making me cry, I wipe a lavender
scented rag, I love fragrance
and collect vintage bottles to store it in.

This is me with sticking out plaits
I artfully chop the ends
to give a ragged cut, but when
I smile, I see into souls
and when I cry, there is noone there to see,
in my ragged shirt and shorts
I snort with laughter at the absurd
and sip my black tea from bone china,
it tastes better that way
I'm turning into mother, although
I never knew one.

This is me Pippi Cinders
with holes in her tights
and a void in her heart filled with love,
laughing at the inappropriate
while dancing in the moonlight
and singing with the chorus at dawn,
I swoop and sweep and cat call
from the chimneys of my childhood homes.

Poetry by Elle The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2021-08-06 at 19:16

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Editorial Team The PoetBay support member heart!
Your poem has been chosen to be featured on the home page of PoetBay. Thank you for posting on our poetry website!

Alan J Ripley The PoetBay support member heart!
ELLE your written word is an inspiration to us all

one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
Your poems (this one of contrasts and revelations) are beautifully written, and a joy to read.

I see freedom, sentiment, nostalgia, personality, all beautifully described, loving the final stanza, I can visualise the last two lines, take a bow.

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
You are you for all of that
Ken D