Margaret Alice

Rookie - 3 Points (The Crystal Age / Pretoria - South Africa)

Feelings: No-One Else, Best Present, Faith In Miracles - Poem by Margaret Alice

No-one Else

Plunging a knife into myself
in frustration and anger, typing
instructions to save or not,
without checking what

Lost the whole morning’s work –
anger intensifying, anger against
myself, how I wish I could
blame - somebody else!

Accepting responsibility for
everything that happens to me;
I know I was angry for having
said things I shouldn’t have

In powerless, boundless anger
I plunged the knife into myself -
what else could I do? There is
no-one else…

Best Present

Safely ensconced
in a place of refuge
PC permanently installed;
books allowed to remain –
this is most wonderful;

no more
traveling around the house,
between kitchen and sunroom;
doomed to clean up as soon
as I have to leave –

now a study for me
where I am free to work
and to think – this weekend
we’ll finish it – what joy,
what marvelous
joy is this;

for the first time
a place of silence
where I can be alone;
this is the best present
ever, thank you so much!


Faith In Miracles

Went out lunchtime with the laudable intent
to get some exercise walking, not knowing
where to go my aimless ramble took me
to the place of perdition where food is served;
being of a pragmatic nature and never one
to disappoint the devil in his happy expectation
that someone is about to fall into his trap,
I went inside with the very laudable intent
to read my book on positive thinking, but
all those positive thoughts convinced me
only by showing faith in miracles could I
prove my religious nature, so I ordered
and ate, feeling good about meeting both
god and devil halfway - now yawning in the
office - the lesson today: Don't go out for
exercise, the advantage is severely off-set
by the weight and fatigue of eating
wrong food…


Comments about Feelings: No-One Else, Best Present, Faith In Miracles by Margaret Alice

  • (4/11/2008 9:41:00 PM)


    Well executed write Margaret, capturing for sure! ! *10*! !
    Best regards! ! Friend Thad
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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 11, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 24, 2008


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