Family

Dad

 

Scold-scalded, age nine,

after playing with matches,

pasta-mothered, wrath-fathered,

eldest of five brothers

grew to a football-savvy,

Marine-bold, keg-bellied man

of speech-grudging beer-hoist.

 

 

Mom

 

Fourth and last daughter

of priest-fear and Celt-song

became a young woman

of hug-lavish gab-laughter,

Somerville-silly, rosary-blushing,

chore-cheerful in laurel-terraced snow

and walk-to-school-soakers.

 

 

Me

 

Peer-wary quirk-bundle

of lone-scrawled switch-crushes,

sonnet-mad for a whiskey-limber

Welshbard, word-thirsty Tom,

autumn-oded mope-rock embodiment

of teen-gloom and mind-twist,

young-old, square-shilling, I was

 

not cool. Sitcom-nourished, ravioli-fed,

doom-dynamo, In-Crowd-hater,

speech-stickler, fact-maniac, rule-brittle

bully-target for stone-jeer and stick-barb,

Logan-blasted, Eastie-anxious,

maladjusted Scotch-stealer, girl-spurned

poem-proclaimer, yes, that's me.





Poetry by Uncle Meridian The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2022-02-25 at 08:50

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F.i.in.e Moods The PoetBay support member heart!
Such an original family presentation! The mots composÚs you use create such vivid descriptions of each member of the family, they give a very strong sense of each personality and their background. SÚrieusement bon, merci.
2022-04-24


1LFD
And there you show us how most of us are a mix of nature/nurture. I see your parents, I see you , so cleverly interwoven to a sonnet loving Dylan seeker. Fabulous.
2022-02-27


jim The PoetBay support member heart!
speech-grudging beer-hoist // word-thirsty Tom

'nuff said? : )
2022-02-25