Shawn L. Bird

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poem- self-fulfilling prophecies October 26, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 7:48 am
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At four hundred pounds

she filled every room

I am beautiful!

I am amazing!

I am entertaining!

I will help you succeed!

They didn’t question

her self-control

her ugly words

her petty cruelties

her avarice

They accepted every word

and made it true.

 

12 Responses to “poem- self-fulfilling prophecies”

  1. Melody J Haislip Says:

    It’s frightening the power some people have … and the way they use it. Scary poem!

  2. words4jp Says:

    a very interesting piece – each time i read it, i interpret it differently. I will say that charisma can be as dangerous and blinding as any drug…. this is one of the ways I am reading into this piece. the other is the ‘who gives a d*mn what others think’ approach. Very cool poem and very thought provoking.

  3. jhosack87 Says:

    I absolutely love this. My only regret is that I haven’t read more of your work. Looks like it’s time to fix that!

  4. An interesting and brilliantly thought-provoking poem – how exuding a supreme air of confidence can be self-promoting and blind others to your faults. Dangerous…

  5. Shane Wilson Says:

    Beyond the intriguing story that your other commenters have already touched on, I think the poem has a delightful rhythm. Nice work, as always 🙂 -Shane

  6. toad (chris jensen) Says:

    Reblogged this on Keptmeprisoner.


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