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.


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

  2. "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

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

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

  5. 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~

  6. love this very much.

    Happy Friday.

  7. 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!)

  8. 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)