Margaret Alice Second

Freshman - 1,454 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Look Like A Bandit

I got my hair cut thinking I would look like a
German fighter pilot from the Second World
War, but in the end I look like a bandit, the
crew cut brought no boyish good looks and
left a criminal in its stead

When I tried out my new top to got with the
suit for the funeral, it was a disaster, I quickly
changed tack and tried on my grey shirt, just
right for tomorrow- what I am going to do for
the wedding, no-one can tell

The new top is not acceptable - that's for sure -
even then I shall have to wear grey lightened by
pearls - what else can I do after wasting money
on a look that just does not work? Why was I
not born in a Muslim country

To wear a burka covering everything, walking
around like a circus tent, when it is hot just a
swimsuit with it - what fun if the burka were
wet, though the venerable elders might have
killed me long before I could

Ever write a line of subversive poetry…

19 March 2013

Submitted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Look Like A Bandit by Margaret Alice Second )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Indian Babas And Their Sex Scandals, Bijay Kant Dubey
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  6. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  7. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. Dreams, Langston Hughes

Poem of the Day

poet Tu Fu

Tonight at Fu-chou, this moon she watches
Alone in our room. And my little, far-off
Children, too young to understand what keeps me
Away, or even remember Chang'an. By now,

...... Read complete »


Modern Poem

poet Francis Ledwidge


New Poems

  1. Pickled with fate and time, Aftab Alam
  2. A Preface to My Autobiography, Valsa George
  3. Haiku - Life, chandra thiagarajan
  4. An educational song., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  5. Not permanent, hasmukh amathalal
  6. UNKNOWN, Fatima Obaid
  7. My Fight, Rusty (Ed) Gibson
  8. Remembering Poem, Kyle Schlicher
  9. In HIm Alone, david kush
  10. Irony of the world., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
[Hata Bildir]