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Knowing Kelly

The name Kelly means "bright-headed",
according to the internet.
A fine attribute that doesn't quite describe me yet
because, you see, I could not go to college
and be properly taught.
I came from a poor background
where a good education could not be bought.
So, I have no choice but to write from the heart,
it's not perfect, but it is my form of art.

My first name is Irish, though my ancestry is German.
Just to make sure, I looked it up on Wikipedia.
I am shy, so you're not likely to find me
on any form of social media.
I am very careful when I choose a friend,
they have to be someone who I can trust and depend.
My friends know that I'm loyal, and when I listen, I hear.
I will always be there for them, 
through every smile and tear.

When I'm not writing my hobby is photography,
which inspires new words from the beauty I see.
Often you will find me reading alone in my room
with classic rock music turned up on high volume,
or watching an old movie filmed in black and white
whether it be a comedy or a thrilling, silent fright.

I am no one's wife and no child's mother,
and I never had anyone to call a sister or a brother.
I was a lonely, only child, and I am still,
an empty shell that only poetry or love can fill.
I work at a factory job on the graveyard shift,
being a true night owl causes my mind to dream and drift.

My middle name is Robin, which means "bright-fame"
though, I am not here just to play the fortune game.
I am known to be sweet in the comments that I write,
yet, my poems can be sad and as dark as the night.
I guess this makes me a mystery to many of you
but, really read me and you will discover the clue.

Written by: Kelly Deschler
SKAT's Keep It Real Contest


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  1. Date: 9/14/2014 9:11:00 AM

    BRIGHT FAME, BRIGHT FLAME YOU DO SO REPRESENT YOUR NAME. A great poet flings it all out there direct from the deepest chamber in their heart. You obviously have done so with this fine write. Rating it a superb 7 my friend.. Bravo!!!!!!
  1. Date: 9/13/2014 1:51:00 AM

    Nice introduction about yourself . Well penned too. Enjoyed reading it. Tfs
  1. Date: 9/12/2014 11:41:00 AM

    very beautifully penned kelly always a pleasure to read from you
  1. Date: 9/11/2014 3:05:00 PM

    "bright-headed" Kelly, nice to meet you. It's an honor, getting to know you through your poems, IN SO MANY WAYS. Your voice, is anything you wish it to be when it comes to writing. Love what you did here.... Keeping it real....LINDA
  1. Date: 9/11/2014 3:09:00 AM

    dear me, kelly.... i relish the way you share yourself in a most personal way... no wonder your poetry is splendid... nice to know you better... huggs
  1. Date: 9/10/2014 10:30:00 PM

    I like this very personal poem a lot. I work in a community college - have done so for the past 14 years. I work near the spot of 9/11 - it was my good fortune not to be working that day - or else I might not be writing this. Peace & Love Matthew Anish
  1. Date: 9/10/2014 5:54:00 PM

    Nice introduction to yourself Kelly. sounds like you are a great friend to those who know you. I love taking photos too, especially rivers and nature. I enjoyed your poem, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 9/10/2014 1:50:00 AM

    Oh my, Kelly...there's so much I could say ! I love the title, the cadence and the rhyme, not to mention the fact that you and I seem to have a lot in common. You have a lot on your plate. Your honesty is to be commended, for I think there lies your greatest strength : You don't run from life, you have made a life of your own. I am glad to know you ! :)
  1. Date: 9/8/2014 6:47:00 PM

    Hi Kelly! I must give you a 7 for this write which covers several pages from the book of your life. It is also going in my faves. Thank you for being so frank. Hugs // paul
  1. Date: 9/8/2014 5:41:00 PM

    gosh, not sure if I ever met someone here that had no husband OR siblings and who lived all alone. That is kind of sad, sweetie. I am so glad I have sisters. I hope that you can think of us all here like your sisters and brothers. It was great getting to know more about you thru this fine bio of yours.
  1. Date: 9/8/2014 9:52:00 AM

    I enjoyed this clearly honest write and I'm sure you will do well in the contest. :-)
  1. Date: 9/8/2014 7:07:00 AM

    I love this poem, Kelly!! so good to know a bit about you, keep rocking dear girl!! hugs.
  1. Date: 9/7/2014 6:49:00 PM

    Kelly, I love this authentic write. You're a brave hero to be so vulnerable.. This speaks to one high in character. I love knowing more of the girl behind your amazing pen.. Keep writing my friend. We love your art!
  1. Date: 9/7/2014 6:47:00 PM

    I have added this poem to my fav list. I hope more people will do the same.
  1. Date: 9/7/2014 6:37:00 PM

    If it were up to me you would have already won. your writing is amazing. I love it. Please never stop writing or taking pictures. Talent is never taught it is a gift from the universe. It is sad that you are not more exposed. I think you probably could make a brilliant short film. Your two talents lend themselves to that art style as an addition. lots of love
  1. Date: 9/7/2014 6:31:00 PM

    Great introspection Kelly....I have many of the same attributes and work the graveyard as well...have to go in 5 it never seems like I get enough sleep.....hugs Tim
  1. Date: 9/7/2014 6:23:00 PM

    |*:*\ Here's Looking You `Baby Girl! (*{{....