Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 9,987 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. A 9-Month Scam 10/1/2013
7. A Ballet On My Way 9/17/2012
8. A Base-Line Neanderthal (Revised) 9/11/2013
9. A Belligerent Insistence [rev.] 12/29/2014
10. A Benchmark Shock 9/28/2012
11. A Bit Over The Top 2/2/2015
12. A Brain-Dead Child (Revised) 2/4/2014
13. A Brave Cavalcade [rev] 1/21/2016
14. A Bubble Above Reality 3/23/2015
15. A Caramel Centre (Redone) 8/4/2014
16. A Change Of Attitude [revised] 9/9/2013
17. A Chastened Me [1st Revision] 7/9/2014
18. A Delightful Gift [r] 2/20/2016
19. A Different Future [r] 11/11/2015
20. A Different Kind Of Life [rev.] 10/6/2014
21. A Doldrums-State [rev] 4/6/2016
22. A Dreaming Crocodile (Rev) 11/2/2015
23. A Dying Victim 1/29/2015
24. A Fir Tree Cathedral (Revised) 6/4/2013
25. A Firing Squad 2/14/2012
26. A Fool He Was 10/2/2013
27. A Frozen Brain [rev] 2/6/2016
28. A Frozen Heart [revised] 5/9/2014
29. A Frozen Mummy [rev] 10/12/2015
30. A Full, Emotional, Enthusiastic Life (Cor.) 3/4/2015
31. A Funny Human Being 8/28/2012
32. A Gorgeous Ice Palace [rev.] 1/2/2015
33. A Gothic Horror 1/25/2012
34. A Great Lament [rev.] 10/13/2015
35. A Great Option 1/13/2015
36. A Heavenly Respite [rev] 4/14/2016
37. A Higher Purpose (Rev) 8/6/2015
38. A Hostile World [revised] 4/15/2014
39. A Human Being [rev] 10/11/2015
40. A Hundred Spells 10/4/2011
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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