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Corinne
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0 posted 11-01-1999 07:22 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Corinne


777


Seventh child of a seventh child
Born, turn of century
A staid Irish Family
New northern city

Willowy wondrous child
Uneasy parents looked on
Mischievous Madeline
Willful spirit strong

Parents died, she was seven
Orphanages, the other six
Only she was adopted
Cinderella complex

Unpredictable and wild
Danced, sang in Vaudeville
Poured scorn on the norm
Willful spirit strong still

Her portrait on my piano,
Top hat and cane
Preserved in silver
Willful spirit reigns

Dancerís legs, untamed hair
Dazzling toothy smile
Hated her big nose so
Every picture she defiled

Monster inside her mirror
Burned with artistic need
Self-expressionism
Made ugliness recede

Met a man at a party, he
Planned the Panama Canal
And trains for foreign countries
She was taken in by it all

Nice enough, hearty laugh
Asked for her hand one day
The safe life in New York
But hubby was often away

One night she saw him
In Manhattan, midtown
Kissing his secretary
Willful spirit tearing down

Divorce never a question
Not this middle class home
Catholic desperation clings
The affair continued on

No usefulness or purpose
Not in her estimation
She extinguished life
Willful desperation

Madeline is not discussed
It just isnít done
In this Irish family
Willful spirits come undone

© 1999 Corinne Bailey
© Copyright 1999 Corinne - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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Very well done, Corinne. I enjoyed this.

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Denise

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Good read! Nicely done.

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