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Farcical, extravagant 
My birthmark is a scar 
A speckled blotch ...
A spot of pox 
An icon from afar 

I'm an upstart, I'm an eyesore 
Ranting with a flair
In a tempest, I'm a rabid bird 
Setting fire to the air 

As dauntless as a hellhag 
Unmoved by love or care 
I can hold up in a cyclone 
Feasting on your fear 

I'm your last hope 
As a laughingstock 
I'm your courage in a dare 
As audacious as a terrorist 
With death-defying hair 

When it's time to play the tragic fool 
I'm as flagrant as a glare 
Seething with a vengeance
In a tantrum of despair

Written by © Raven Drake

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 12/27/2018 12:50:00 PM
Love it
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Date: 11/3/2014 1:01:00 PM
I'm loving all of your work. I'm new here, so I haven't seen much but you're already a favorite. I love the dark, and brutal honesty that this poem gives off.
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Raven Drake
Date: 11/5/2014 11:13:00 AM
Thank you Trinity. What a wonderful compliment. I am very glad you are enjoying these. Good to hear from you.
Date: 10/24/2014 3:19:00 AM
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Date: 10/24/2014 9:47:00 AM
Thanks Terry. I'm glad you are enjoying my work and I very much appreciate the interest.
Date: 10/12/2014 12:03:00 PM
- Warm welcome to PoetrySoup, Raven- I choose your first very well written rhyme poem - Nice to meet you! - Hope you will be satisfied with our "soup family" - we are many .. but has plenty of room for you too- Be kind and keep PoetrySoup as a haven -(Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours.) Thank you for posted your words and thoughts here, I want to come back to read more another day. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 10/24/2014 9:51:00 AM
Thank you Anne. I have been very busy in the non-virtual world as of late. I grow a portion of my own food, forage for medicinal plants, drive a bike instead of a car, harvest rain water and I don't own a computer or a phone. I live pretty much in a remote village in New Mexico. So I am not on the internet much. I hope to find the time to connect and respond to your poetry and the other poets as well. On those occasions when I find myself reading a magazine or newspaper at a public library, I also try to find time to respond to comments on the internet.
Date: 10/9/2014 2:33:00 PM
How great honour to meet here dear brilliant poet Raven,your poems amazing and absolutely worth to read,you are my favorite poet,and best friend
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Raven Drake
Date: 10/24/2014 9:55:00 AM
Thank you Fatima. I have always been greatly inspired in all our correspondences.