Angela Topping

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Married with two daughters. Has worked in education but now freelance writer. Published widely for both children and adults, though I do not really see a big distinction between these audiences. I love working with children and giving readings.
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After The Earthquake
Whether to cry out in answer to
My father’s strangled cries
as he shifts bricks above my head,
or whether to keep silent, holding back
The New Generation
The New Generation

Wizards look like everyday folk
despite what you’ve been told.
Just A Minute
Today my kids are skipping
over your threshold and you not here.
The ones you never dandled,
pronounced prodigies: My kids
We were spies on her world -
her safe house of skin. She
was etched in silver: moving, human.
Happy Birthday, Mr President
Madison Square Gardens had never seen a mermaid.
Now, here she was, so far from home she’d never go back.
Stitched into the dress, a cage around her flesh, so tight
there’s no mannequin in all America could fit in.


Sally Evans 27 September 2011
All these poems are well worth reading. I liked After The Earthquake best but they are all very good. Can we have more poems on ehre, Angela?
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