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Riding My Whims

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Below is the poem entitled Riding My Whims which was written by poet Karen Anglesey. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Riding My Whims

I no longer love country music
Or Afton, Wyoming just to be the girl
In someone's non-existent dreams
Indulging in a glass of wine
Isn't a thinking session of
Second guesses to philoso-fry myself
 
Conflicted as a child, repressed from lies 
Found under stacks of girly magazines and
Booze, hidden in the basement by
Role models as they lectured
About the importance of virtue and Scriptures
 
In control, on a journey of my own
Where I'll end up, no idea, but it must be
Better than being strung along to
To the wrong song, sung off key
 
I built a bonfire and burned the inclinations of
Fitting into skinny jeans, quitting bad habits
Well most of them, I've re-invented myself
Through the unkindness of cold winters that
No longer plague in phantomed shadows
 
I gave myself permission to wreak havoc, when necessary
And sneak outside to play in my best Sunday shoes
Not playin' by their rules
 
It's 'Wild About Pink' lipstick, clad in shiny kick a** boots
Attending a Mad Hatter's tea party, yes
Riding my whims as they change, just like the seasons

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  1. Date: 11/21/2013 10:55:00 AM
    A very strong and powerful poem about being in control of your own destiny. An apt title for the poem. I'm a fan. Also, thank you for your comment on my poem The Crumb

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 11/21/2013 11:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ralph, thank you very much :)
  1. Date: 9/23/2013 8:10:00 PM
    Karen... I give myself permission to wreak havoc. Not just when necessary but because i can. I love you.

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 10/22/2013 11:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    a bleated thank you to your comment. So nice to see your quality work posted on this site !
  1. Date: 8/30/2013 2:06:00 PM
    You have put me there , this poem ..amongst my poems ! My Gosh , I am truly humbled. To have you even comment , what a gift !

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 8/30/2013 3:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yvette...thank you so much for the most gracious and humbling comments :)
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 3:42:00 AM
    "I've re-invented myself Through the unkindness of cold winters that No longer plague in phantomed shadows" Damn right, I love that bit! I seem to think everyone has to get to a stage in their life where they're so fed up of the pain and uncertainty is too much to simply follow others, and you have to find yourself or re-invent yourself to survive. The style of this reminds me a bit of Carol Anne Duffy, not sure why, except a lot more meaning than her poetry.

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 8/23/2013 6:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WOW Aiden. Thank you for the intense review. I will have to read up on Carol Anne Duffy. Thank you so much for your detailed comments.
  1. Date: 8/20/2013 7:41:00 PM
    darn toot'n straight! really like the attitude of this one!

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 8/20/2013 7:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh yeah, me too thank you :)
  1. Date: 8/19/2013 2:48:00 PM
    This is a fun and whimsical poem that I can relate to! Sometimes we females are more unpredictable and fun that way, even when we don't know what we want, or what we are doing. Great write! I enjoyed it! And, thank you for the nice comments on my poem "Scarred Heart". It really means so much to me!

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 8/19/2013 3:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for commentin. I appreciate your detailed feedback. I enjoy finding out what makes other people tick. I like your perception. Thanks !
  1. Date: 8/14/2013 11:15:00 PM
    I bet this one scored really high on Deb's list. I am sure I saw it before, and I see it won. BIG congrats, dear.

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 8/15/2013 6:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Andrea, thank you :)
  1. Date: 8/11/2013 11:08:00 AM
    Terrific poem of a journey taken by one whose experience has taught that one creates her own destiny....takes control, and sing in her own key !! Love the spunk of your spirit !

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 8/11/2013 12:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Carrie, I really appreciate that you expressed how the poem made you feel. Your comments are very much appreciated :)
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 9:47:00 AM
    Karen, it is a nice win :-) Congrats... love ~SKAT~

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 8/6/2013 9:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    SKAT...thank you !
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 8:14:00 AM
    Congratulations Karen....sorry you were disappointed by someone you loved..

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 8/6/2013 9:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Donna, on bot on both sides of of the disappointments at some point ee need to get in tune with our self....thsnk you for yout comments.
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 9:05:00 PM
    Congratulations, Karen! Love it! Wonderful!

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 8/6/2013 9:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Annalise...thanks a bunch !
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:10:00 PM
    There you go girl. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 8/6/2013 9:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Joyce..I appreciate your comments...thank you :)
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 7:51:00 PM
    Karen, a nice little win..Congratulations, In DG's "Dream On" contest... xox~Linda

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 8/6/2013 9:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Linda...thank you for the acknowledgements :)
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 12:19:00 PM
    Coming back to say....CONGRATS! :) Girl rising and making a stir! More power to ya!

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 8/6/2013 9:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Eileen...you are amazing and thank you:)
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 9:51:00 AM
    Karen, Congratulations!!! ~SKAT~

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 8/5/2013 11:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    SKAT...thank you very much :)
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 9:04:00 AM
    Karen, an awesome win... Congratulations in Richard's "Girl Rising." contest.... always *LINDA

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 8/5/2013 11:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Linda, thank you for the support. You are awesome :)
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:18:00 AM
    congrats on a fine win Karen

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 8/5/2013 11:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Joseph, thank you very much :)
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:05:00 AM
    Love it, congrats and thanks

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 8/5/2013 11:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard, and I thank you for asking me to submit to your contest. I am honored :)
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 10:20:00 PM
    Karen....nothing like being liberated by you own hands. Powerful....deep...touching. :-)

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 8/5/2013 11:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Eileen, thank you for the thoughtful comments. :)
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 6:15:00 AM
    I like it Karen! Original....Creative! jimbo

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 8/3/2013 8:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Jimbo...thank you for the nice comments...have a grear day
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