Treasure Island

Theodora (Theo) Onken

(Washington State)

The Inconstant Poetess~


Here's to the Chameleon Queen Of verse
You're so gifted in rhyme & prose
A word smith with a haughty attitude
Yes, i viewed your 'reality' up too close;
With your praising words dripping like sweetest honey
Versus your blanketed words of utter spleen
'Tis unfortunate i have seen multiple sides of you
Your kindness and your outright bitter mean;
How can you continue to smile and hug others words?
Only to cut us into in messages you privately convey?
A Chameleon character filled with green-eyed jealousy
Selective memory will not allow you to remember what you say;
I pray for any that may ever cross or outdo you
Or for that matter your chosen path
As i have been on the receiving end of you before
And i can testify to your malicious wrath;
One side of you is typically arrogant
A haughty spirit distilled in absolute conceit and pride
I try to stay away from your vicinity at all costs
As i have seen, at least, one of your very ugly sides;



By, Theodora Onken
April 21,2013



This is not a poem about anyone in particular but rather
A compilation of my experiences writing over the years.
Poetry should always be poetry and sharing verse should
Go without hidden agenda's or attacks. Looking for any
and every little thing to dirty another writer is WRONG.
Drawing from life experience and fantasy and your own
Personal muses and inspiration is the way it should always be.


Dedicated to: Brandy (BCharmed) with love. You are an awesome
Poet and no one should ever be able to silence your pen.

Submitted: Sunday, April 21, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 30, 2013

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  • Theodora Onken (4/25/2013 6:11:00 PM)

    Yes, David it was meant to be a thought-provoker...for so many reasons...the most important being- -that we as writers should be honest, not set out to deliberately set out to ruin someones reputation, or have any personal malice in our hearts. Honest praise is the only praise worth having and finding out the hard way about some poets was a real wake-up call for me...praising some as butter would melt in their mouths and then behind their back talking bad about them and it is still going on at least on another poetry site. (Report) Reply

  • Theodora Onken (4/23/2013 7:27:00 PM)

    Yes Valerie, you are correct; Have witnessed a lot of smallness and pettiness in the poetry world and way too much jealousy...accusations of plagerisms and downright destroying of another's reputation...truly believe that so much is born out of jealousy and feeling threatened by another poet as perhaps becoming more popular or out shining them; They have attitudes that they are above the rest of us. It is time to let these poets go from our lives and for us to start concentrating on the wonderful words of others who do not have spite, malice or envy on their agenda's. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (4/23/2013 10:24:00 AM)

    There will always be those who choose to try and undermine the work of others, whilst labouring under the delusion that their own work is above such criticism. Everyone's work is the product of their own imagination or experience and should be valued for that. Interesting write Theo. (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (4/21/2013 7:28:00 AM)

    To change color like Chameleon is bad.I hate this tendency.Loved this work. (Report) Reply

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