Ode To The Woman On The Wall: A Poem

Ode To The Woman On The Wall: Never mind what they say. Pack away all the guilt. It’s the one on the wall. Who can say it like it is. The keeper of the truth.

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I see you,

Dear sister on the wall.

On the fringe, on the perimeter.

A little too peppery,

A little peri-peri.

You fear going in

You fear the chatter and the noise

And of course, you have never had

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The right dress or the perfect shoes.

A little peri-peri.

You fear stepping out

Away from the wall

Hard to leave some loved faces

For the wide unknown.

A little peri-peri.

Your spot on the wall

A mirror that sees all

The rare gift of perspective

Your only saving grace,

This little peri-peri.

Never mind what they say,

Pack away all the guilt,

It’s the one on the wall

Who can say it like it is,

The keeper of the truth.

Don’t try to fit in,

Don’t try to jump off,

You may be a lonely fly

But you see it all.

You crazy perimeter loving,

Too peppery for the world,

Woman on the wall.

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