Friday, November 18, 2011

Some Days


i am Tonto
i am Robin -
a side kick, kicked aside
during the central action.
i am the second sister:
Jan, not Marcia

i am the ideal wing man,
better, not best;
never the initiator.

my sterling qualities:
support, loyalty, deference;
my sins
are those of weakness
not malice.

i am peripheral

This is for Mr. Know-it-all.

11 comments:

  1. This is very insightful. Enjoyed

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  2. Ah but Robin becomes Nightwing
    So there is hope for you to be alone and give those bad guys a ring..haha

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  3. "I am peripheral" sounds so lonely, doesn't it? Frighteningly lonely.
    I think support and loyalty really are sterling qualities, and I always admired Tonto.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  4. Poems like this make me want to scoot you out into the spotlight, Mary.

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  5. yeah peripheral puts a different twist on this for me...we all need those wingmen...those supporters that care little of the spot light...

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  6. I love this Mary, I love the imagery and the way you added the pros n' cons~ Well Done~
    I love this line:
    "my sterling qualities:
    support, loyalty, deference

    my sins
    are those of weakness
    not malice.
    i am peripheral"

    Nice to get to know you more~

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  7. love this very much.
    Smiles.

    Happy Friday.

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  8. Mary Bach...
    Don't tell anyone but...So far this is my favorite 55.
    Fantastic piece of writing for the Friday Funfest.
    Loved it!!
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End
    (I always Loved the Green Arrows side-kick Speedy!)

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  9. we all have sins,
    Happy Saturday.

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  10. Thanks very much to all of you! And Eric,thank you, but don't worry it's just 'some days' honest- not every day! :o)

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