Usha Pisharody

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My Roman Holiday - Poem by Usha Pisharody

Quite by accident
I stepped out of
my straitjacket...

And astounded
myself at
my temerity.

A translucent
cloak for its
misty aura,

I surrender myself
with a gypsy's heart
to collect a wealth
of memories
to hoard away!

And all the while
I know-
I'll have to
step back.

The straitjacket's

So it cannot
Of course.

Like a leaf
from a book
I'll never write...

My Roman Holiday.

19 April, '07

[Inspired by the Classic Movie, Roman Holiday, starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.. :) ]

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 12, 2008

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