Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 15,878 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Light Of Expectation (C) - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

The Little Alien turns somersaults within, his sorrows
forgotten; he’s so glad to be going visiting, accepting
there’s no other tomorrow, but ready to face the fiery
temper of the Duchess and her propensity to scold

All into a manic frenzy - then offer her services while
exploding if the little Alien offers help or sympathises
with her problems; Alice primly awaits developments
in a quietly resigned demeanour - while the Little

Alien is already swimming in the sea of his dreams;
sleeping on the beach - & no amount of persuasion
will convince him that all he’ll see is the mountains -
De Rust is some distance from the sea; leaving him

In his bubble Alice drinks her tea & demurely cleans
her work station - but look closely and you’ll see the
glistening light of expectation burning in her eyes -
she’ll try to make a grand success of this visit as it

Might her last chance to see Conan, the Loveable
Barbarian, and the Queen of Hearts, her infuriating
Grande Dame of music and song…

Topic(s) of this poem: family, feelings


Comments about Light Of Expectation (C) by Margaret Alice Second

  • Shakil Ahmed (12/1/2015 10:24:00 AM)


    you have painted your feelings very beautifully in the poem, well penned, you are a great poet, i enjoy reading your poem, thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 2, 2015


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