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Poem: Ostracized


(For National Poetry Month I am writing a stream-of-conscious poem per day. Each poem is  a spontaneous poem single edit – could get messy!  Here is Poem #17…)

membership
has privilege
embedded
bestowed
by right
and by birth

tribe and clan
i have neither
no history
or songs to sing
with soaring pride

here
away from
any touch
here
on the edge
in silence
i brood
contemplate
survive

shunned
shamed
and blamed
disavowed
disowned

do not think
that i
have lessons
to be learned
from you
do not think
that your
small gifts
of stringed
benefice
are desired

i have seen you
studied your rules
of belonging
and engagement
your civilized
codified covenant
offers nothing
no leisure to be
unbranded
unbound
free range

i would not
trade my soul
choose your
mindless herd
over the
lonely autonomy
of my thoughts

membership has
a price
i cannot pay.

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  1. […] I the Joker ever dueling the Knight nightly seeking Lovers and Magic long lost at 16 exiled by the Ostracized forbidden Priestess embedded with the Queen of […]

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