Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 16,421 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Forever Safe (Rev) - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

Like Penelope embroidering by day & removing stitches
by night while faithfully waiting 20 years for Odysseus -
I’m typing terms of a statistics text into formatted boxes,
I move them attempting to see where they overlap, and
they become mixed up & formatting lost, I have to Undo
Text just like pulling out stitches & repeating it again -

While I’m chained by Calvinist work ethics to this desk in
Registry, it feels like eons are marching on - alone and
faithful to my oath to work till I’m old enough to go to a
new life thus now I know how Penelope felt, so alone;
then asked Azui - what Victory song we shall sing upon
being released from self-assessment woes, I have it -

Courtesy of Rogers & Hammerstein: “I have confidence
in sunshine, I have confidence in rain, I have confidence
that spring will come again besides which you see I have
confidence in me! ” There, my colleague likes it, the walls
in my heart release enough feeling to lessen the pain of
shackles around my legs, bound to a text that doesn’t

Live for me, so dead in its cold financial intent – but I’ll
survive because you will see I have confidence ALONE
in confidence and all I dream will come true, especially
when I meet Financial Dementors trying to suck all the
joy out of me, secure in holding to the image of young
Tiffany melting the death-threatening Wintersmith with

Her burning heart - while my heart is yearning, burning
for life, I’m forever safe from the depression the grey
Auditors bring…

Topic(s) of this poem: fantasy, feeling

Comments about Forever Safe (Rev) by Margaret Alice Second

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/26/2015 6:25:00 AM)

    Victory song expresses wise love here with wonderful sense. Interesting poem shared really....10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 26, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, November 2, 2015

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