Life of Ms Anonymous

by Raj Arumugam

sometimes, baby
you’re soft and angelic;
for some time you’re a saint
and sometimes you’re a bitch

sometimes life takes you along
sometimes you’re Athena
sometimes you’re innocent
and taken for a ride;
sometimes you’re the CEO
sometimes you’re dumped bad, darling O;
O sometimes you’re the Black Goddess
and sometimes you’re Dylan’s White Goddess
who shines the light on God
and we know He’s the Devil in one

sometimes you’re happy
sometimes sad;
and often enough a glitch
you don’t know what you are

O sometimes you ravage the earth
sometimes you give birth to solar systems;
often you’re high on drugs
and you look in the distance
as if Paradise asked you permission
to move near where you live;
and sometimes, darling O
you stand below the street-lamps
and you say: Hey Mister, can you spare a dime?

sometimes you are the star
that the multitudes adore,
long maybe;
after, you are just dark space
we ignore between stars

sometimes you’re filthy
sometimes you’re purity;
sometimes you’re alive
O sometimes you’re pretty dead;
O my lovely babe
find your mind
and I’ll give you a penny for your thought

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...been thinking in the language of poetry and scribbling verse from as early as I can recall of my days...FLASHBACK: born naked in India in 1955...was shipped to Singapore in 1961, well-packaged...sent myself over permanently to Australia in early 1998...FINIS: ...just can't get out of the poetry-mind...

Last updated August 29, 2011