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Pretty White for a Black Sheep

26 Apr
Pretty White for a Black Sheep

I was a milk carton girl.
lost in my own thoughts
my own fears about life
love
happiness

I was a milk carton girl.
gone missing and gone fishing
for answers
anything that would make sense of all this
confusion
this out of reach comfort

I am a milk carton girl
face on and face off
seeking to be found
longing for completeness without
my compromises
compromising Me

I will continue to be a milk carton girl
trudging and stumbling
until resolution is to be discovered
to be attained somehow,
someway.

They call me ”black sheep”
well, I say
I’m pretty white
for a black sheep
for a milk carton girl…

 
13 Comments

Posted by on April 26, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

13 responses to “Pretty White for a Black Sheep

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    May 7, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    This sings for me.. Sometimes I wonder who is most lost though.. the one searching or the one who still not have gone looking.

     
  2. charliezero1.wordpress.com

    May 7, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Interesting poem and visually creative.

     
  3. hypercryptical

    May 7, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    I can’t imagine being so lost, must be a frightening thing.
    Anna :o]

     
  4. Abhra

    May 7, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Very interesting effect you have here – intense and a lot of raw emotions – I particularly like the close.

     
  5. scotthastiepoet

    May 7, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    Nice kooky write here… I liked this – thank you for your freshness especially… With Best Wishes Scott http://www.scotthastie.com

     
  6. Linda Kruschke

    May 8, 2015 at 12:16 am

    To be so lost as to be a milk carton girl is quite sad. I’ve been that lost before — so glad to be found. Peace, Linda

     
  7. Suzanne

    May 8, 2015 at 2:33 am

    This is very moving. Being lost in all the confusion – how I can relate. Sometimes its necessary to get lost so that answers can be found.

     
  8. thotpurge

    May 8, 2015 at 6:33 am

    A poignant expression, the use of the “milk carton girl” resonates very well.

     
  9. MarinaSofia

    May 8, 2015 at 11:20 am

    You turn expectations on the head in this poem – lost, found, searching. Interesting questions, no easy answers. Just what poetry should be.

     
  10. Forest Tinker

    May 8, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Wonderful concept, with alarming tension, but some lines went for word play, I felt, at the expense of maintaining tension. Still a very fine poem.

     
  11. C.C.

    May 9, 2015 at 4:56 am

    Very unique use of language and imagery. Thought-provoking too.

     
  12. roz

    May 11, 2015 at 3:39 am

    Wow…I love this intense but truthful poem. Your sensitivity about life is G-dly to say the least. Keep up the HOPE and writing!

     
  13. ihatepoetry

    May 11, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Wow, girl! This was absolutely powerful and perfect! Loved the structure and images. Fantastic! Will read more…

     

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