Poetry Challenge #26: Redemption Songs

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Disbelief
suspended
she
gets
naked
and
limbo
dances
under
a
tree.

Her
arms
fly
back.

Her
breasts
confront
the
breeze.

Her
hips
appear
smooth
flat

on the horizon.

No longer is she fearful
Bridget, driving to pharmacy
with her guitar slung on the
back seat of her rental car.

No more a victim of her relationships
gone sour. All the hours of the 24.

The sky is her mirror. A surge of
images linked to Freedom, Equality,
Liberty seek her out in this vulnerable
pose.

She claims what is due to her.

No longer will she swim against
the tide. A hermit beneath her
surface smile.

She is an America, and a redhead. Godammit!
Her hair is red on her head,
and red on her bush. The trees
know!

Three days from now on Thursday
at 19.30 at Bar Brigitte, in Paris,
France. She will sing her songs of
freedom.

Redemption songs.

In front of an audience of critics and
strangers she will sing her self-penned
songs. She will not be afraid of speaking
out.

No sooner said
and a mockingbird appears
to make a mechanical noise.

Not three seconds pass
before her shadow self
mocks her metamorphosis.

Refusing to be altered, she
gazes strongly at her shadow
self and whispers, “Cool it,
Honey”.

“Welcome to the world, child,
this song is for you.”

11 thoughts on “Poetry Challenge #26: Redemption Songs

  1. You are a bold poet with a real knack for words. I nominate you for the Sunshine Award. See my Monday post if you accept. And even if you don’t, know that your poetry is definitely enjoyed by others!

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