Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 17,355 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Resemble Quixote - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

Watching Taboo about freaks I realize
I am a freak too – whereas some freaks
get their adrenalin-high from compulsive
shopping, others from sky-diving and one
from eating road-kill for protein

I get my high from reading, my mind has the
shamanistic ability to give me an emotional
experience when the words touch my heart
and I am very careful who I allow to enter
my thoughts, having learnt

Through trial and error that few people care
about the effect their ideas have on others,
stating impatiently it is their right to say any-
thing they like; luckily I also learned about
the freedom to tune them out

To ignore anything that makes the world
seem bad; all spiritual masters agree we
are free to establish the world we live in
by seeking role models who changed
the world for the better - I am not

One of them, even if it is my ideal to join
their ranks - but I resemble Don Quixote
more than Charlotte Bronte or Leo
Tolstoy; world opinion changing

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 9, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, October 10, 2011

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