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Nobody to nobody

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Nobody to nobody

I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody too?
Then there's a pair of us---don't tell!
They'd banish us, you know.

How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!
                                          ...Emily Dickinson

So let them ban us
toss us up
like wind bitten leaves
on autumn's best dressed day
and throw us amongst others
grounded, muddied, unnamed.
Ashamed? Not I!

The frog has his fill
of maggots, grown
squirming by his side
while maidens pucker
winter-like kisses 
upon unspoken lips
in hopes to earn his name.
Society's shame!

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  1. Date: 11/12/2013 10:05:00 PM

    A beautiful tribute to a great poet and poem. I love the way this moves on with her tale smoothly as one. =)

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 7:25:00 PM

    This is unique and creative. Full of soul and heart. Pulls the reader in with intrigue and emotion, nice job

  1. Date: 11/24/2012 5:25:00 PM

    You Rock!! "while maidens pucker" what a fabulous line. This poem is great from start to finish!

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 2:33:00 PM

    wow, different is this wonderful poem,, i like this a lot.....

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 6:42:00 PM

    Nice poetry influenced by "The Belle of Amherst" Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 11/20/2012 8:13:00 PM

    You really have a special wording in your works? It makes you want to read more.. And that's great! :o)

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 11/20/2012 8:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you, been trying to work on a poem for the quote contest, but my poetry often takes off in it's own direction...