Thursday, September 19, 2013

Practical Moms, Practicing Poets

There is no frigate like a book (1263)
by Emily Dickinson

There is no Frigate like a Book 
To take us Lands away, 
Nor any Coursers like a Page 
Of prancing Poetry – 
This Traverse may the poorest take 
Without oppress of Toll – 
How frugal is the Chariot 

That bears a Human soul.

Who says practical, work-at-home moms can't be poets? Novelists? Writers? We are definitely scientists because of our systematic methods of finding inexpensive (relatively inexpensive at times because some organic products can be remarkably expensive) natural products for us and our family, and I say we can be poets too! 

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Dickinson is right on. We'll ride our Frigates and Prance our poetry. Let's have our Chariots running wild. We practical moms can ride them manically! Human souls, passing-by!

Let's write about poohs, poo-poo, and no 'poo,
about beauty, lifestyle, health, and stealth,
sex, money, or the lack thereof,
silly things, happy things, 
nothing that means something,
and nothing that means everything.

Women issues, parent issues,
marriage, global warming, and inner wars,
epic battles won, others still ongoing,
poems and novels, blogs and tweets,
Frigates and Chariots, fearless and free!

Do you write poems too? What's your inspiration in writing them?

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