Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Be Nobody's Darling~Alice Walker 2012

Be Nobody's Darling
Take the contradictions
Of your life
And wrap around
You like a shawl
To parry stones
To keep you warm
Watch the people succumb
To madness
With ample cheer
Look askance at you
And you askance in reply
Be an outcast
Be pleased to walk alone
Or live the crowded
With other impetcious
Make a merry gathering
On the banks
Where thousands perished
For brave hurt words
They said
But be nobody's darling
Be an outcast
Qualified to live
Among your dead
Alice Walker 2012

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