**The nineties were an important part of me, and such a very interesting decade on their own. This timeframe has shown up in my writing, particularly in the book, Detours in Time. You can find out about this book and series at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711ZW6XF Thank you for stopping by, and I do hope you will return to my blog. I offer a little bit of everything here. Cheers!
Beware the underdog
Who is simply a wolf
In the clothes of the last sheep
He roughed up.
#AtoZChallenge I am blogging for every letter of the alphabet in the month of April. Each post will tell you a little something about me. This one is a free verse poem that is a spin on the old proverb and speaks as to some of my experiences. I have long befriended the underdog. Still, when the underdog becomes king of the hill simply due to his victim story, don’t be the one who put him there. Especially if he stepped on you to get there. Was it his main aim to simply be king? Then he’s not too concerned with the other underdogs, and there are plenty in this world. Nothing original in these thoughts here; it’s a story as old as time itself. Steeped in metaphors.
Each day I will write something based on the next letter in the alphabet. It’s been fun so far, yet it has really given me a chance to pause for reflection as well.
Here I am in TN at Hands Across America, 1984 or 1985, with my Olivia Newton- John hairstyle. 🙂 I forgot to wear sunglasses, so I’m squinting.
The 1980s, a Free Verse Reflection, (c) 2017
by Pamela Schloesser Canepa
Now I call them the days of my youth,
the moments of my folly,
as I binge watch Stranger Things.
Let us speak of the 1980s,
Of David Bowie, Prince,
Robin Williams, and Great White.
Let us dance in the Purple Rain,
With our waterproof fuchsia lipstick.
Let me dream of a college degree
while I try to look like Madonna
in crushed midnight eyeliner,
flirting with boys
who care to waste my time.
While Phil Collins is still young,
and the Cure’s just setting in,
let me marvel at this time,
before I wake up from this dream.
I’ll still channel my inner eighties girl at times (minus the fuchsia lipstick)!
**The AtoZ Challenge theme for my blog is “Who I am.” Yes, it’s wide open. In April, I will blog from A to Z to include little tidbits about me, poems I’ll share, and stories. Each day I will write something based on the next letter in the alphabet. It’s been fun so far!