Michele C. Messina Long

Rookie (May 7,1950 / St. Louis, MO)

Bits And Pieces - Poem by Michele C. Messina Long

What facade do I show my universe
When the need arises
To defend my patterned reality?

I conjure up Sophia Loren
When I see my man across the room
Conferring only with our eyes.

I summons Maureen O’Hara
When he grabs hold of me
And my instinct jumps to defend my autonomy.

I beckon Demi Moore, who resides in my spirit
Reappearing like a long lost ghost
When sharing intimate moments with my man.

After all, I didn’t have a mother to school me
In the feminine ways of the world
As others enjoyed.

My role models were the women of the movies
Who inspired me to keep my independence;
Fighting for what I desired in love and life.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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