Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 12,137 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Margaret Alice Second Poems

1. ' Gurgling Stream [revised] 11/11/2011
2. ' Enneagram (Revised) 10/7/2011
3. ' Continue To Live (Revised) 4/18/2012
4. * Torturous 4/4/2012
5. 10 000 Entities [revised] 10/7/2013
6. 13 July 2016 7/13/2016
7. A 9-Month Scam 10/1/2013
8. A Ballet On My Way 9/17/2012
9. A Base-Line Neanderthal (Revised) 9/11/2013
10. A Belligerent Insistence [rev.] 12/29/2014
11. A Benchmark Shock 9/28/2012
12. A Bit Over The Top 2/2/2015
13. A Brain-Dead Child (Revised) 2/4/2014
14. A Brave Cavalcade [rev] 1/21/2016
15. A Bubble Above Reality 3/23/2015
16. A Caramel Centre (Redone) 8/4/2014
17. A Change Of Attitude [revised] 9/9/2013
18. A Chastened Me [1st Revision] 7/9/2014
19. A Delightful Gift [r] 2/20/2016
20. A Different Future [r] 11/11/2015
21. A Different Kind Of Life [rev.] 10/6/2014
22. A Doldrums-State [rev] 4/6/2016
23. A Dreaming Crocodile (Rev) 11/2/2015
24. A Dying Victim 1/29/2015
25. A False Promise 7/5/2016
26. A Fir Tree Cathedral (Revised) 6/4/2013
27. A Firing Squad 2/14/2012
28. A Fool He Was 10/2/2013
29. A Frozen Brain [rev] 2/6/2016
30. A Frozen Heart [revised] 5/9/2014
31. A Frozen Mummy [rev] 10/12/2015
32. A Full, Emotional, Enthusiastic Life (Cor.) 3/4/2015
33. A Funny Human Being 8/28/2012
34. A Gorgeous Ice Palace [rev.] 1/2/2015
35. A Gothic Horror 1/25/2012
36. A Great Lament [rev.] 10/13/2015
37. A Great Option 1/13/2015
38. A Heavenly Respite [rev] 4/14/2016
39. A Higher Purpose (Rev) 8/6/2015
40. A Hostile World [revised] 4/15/2014
Best Poem of Margaret Alice Second

' Enneagram (Revised)

But no, nothing helped when I tried to be myself
reading old books, even a new one on sixth sense
said I should take heed of every single pain my
body produced to determine what I think

I feel a stranger in my own skin after a day
doing Big Five & Enneagram questionnaires
– which classify me the most selfish, unhelpful,
self-centred human alive;

even fairy pictures in my Treasury of Children’s
Poetry failed to restore me; according to the
questionnaires, I am detrimental to people
I meet in social contexts - I am devastated

cannot ...

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Swaying Then Dancing

Crushed under a grey day, reports of my
mother in pain, Carine weighed down by
four steel pegs and ten screws in her leg,
no escape from scrambled thoughts

Went out marching, swaying then dancing
to musical rhythms, becoming one with the
beat of the universe, not a care in the world
as velvet voices sing joy into my mind

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