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The Doppelganger She

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The Doppelganger She

I was once seen on one’s graveyard
Strumming an old guitar with a beer in one hand
I asked, “What was I wearing?”
“A clown’s”, the woman said, “and a cross lay flat on your chest.”

On a clowny day a white-clothed cried
“I think I saw you next to the baby’s’s crib.”
“What was I wearing?" went in my head. 
“A priest’s,” she said, then a puppet clung in your neck.”

On a priesty day, “You were that man!”
Said she gasping while a run.
“You hung your head, Oh belfry man!”
Then bellowed she, “Oh belfry man!”

On a gaspy day, in a purring crowd I passed
A woman lay naked on a road’s side
Pieces that woman accused me of possessing
Cross, puppet, white long garments the dead's hand clasping!


© Glenn L. Sentes
Written for Matt Caliri's Contest DOPPELGANGER
July 5, 2011

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  1. Date: 7/5/2011 10:10:00 AM
    What a way to start my week, reading the words that are flowing from your soul. May you find the inspiration each day to continue writing and sharing your wonderful poetry with us Glenn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/5/2011 4:57:00 AM
    glen! i'm filipina... so glad we have great pinoy talents here like you... :) winning huggs! :)

    Sentes Avatar Glenn Sentes
    Date: 7/5/2011 5:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I suspected you are! But I was a bit apprehensive thinking just because you're from the Philippines, doesn't mean you're a Filipina! Your name even sounds sooo foreign to me! Hahaha! I too am proud having read your works in PS! They are very impressive!
  1. Date: 7/5/2011 1:35:00 AM
    very good one...so proud to be a FILIPINO....great job,...by the way,..WELCOME here in poetry soup...write more to inspire and read more to influence.... ENJOY the group! ^_^junjun

    Sentes Avatar Glenn Sentes
    Date: 7/5/2011 1:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks to you, Jun-jun! I've read your poems too and they made me proud to be a Pinoy as well! Mabuhay po kayo!