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Up Me Skirt
by Gwen Dickerson

Friday, July 15, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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The winds of life just blew up me skirt
Winds then spun me 'round and 'round
Flipped me over
Turned me upside down
Me head was covered by me skirt
And oh was me pride hurt

Now, I feel like a plucked chicken
Naked on life's stage, under bright lights
Struttin' before a packed audience tonight
Shaking me wings and me other things
Pretending like I'm in total control
Like I'm confident, daring and oh so bold
Yup! Yup! Yup!
I'm trying to affect a cover up

As the world audience roars with laughter
I force a big grin, then, I too join in
After all, I did have quite a fall
Thus showing me blue undies and all
But now at least I'm on me feet
Dancing on stage, to a fast life beat
Don't ask me how I got here, dear
To me, it still just ain't too clear

But since chance put me on this stage
I know I've just gotta be brave
Gotta make the best of the situation
Can't show no signs of frustration
Guess after all it wasn't too bad
What a growth experience I've just had
Yet, all I lost was me pride
As I showed the world me backside

When life winds blew me skirt over me head
I lost what little dignity I had
Now, I'm becoming a performing fool
Dancing life's jig and trying to be "cool"

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Reviewed by Kathryn Thacker 11/24/2007
That was great! Really loved the rhythm!

Kat x x x
Reviewed by Alex Nodopaka 4/9/2006
Good rhythm, read it with sing song.
Reviewed by Victor Farrell 2/26/2006
And that ain't easy!:) Victor
Reviewed by Jerry Andrews 1/11/2006
Blew me mind and me funny bone, too! What part of
Great Britain are ye from me dear? Thanks for the review and read
Long Gone Love, Journey and Willow(all my best) and Out since you like whimsy. A new friend- Jerry- I'll be reading you, Gwen-
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 12/25/2005
Thnx Gwen, and as humorous as this is, for me it is bare truth. You said in the last stanza:

"When life winds blew me skirt over me head
I lost what little dignity I had
Now, I'm becoming a performing fool
Dancing life's jig and trying to be "cool"."

Life's winds blew up my skirt many years ago, and they have not abated so I could let it down. No matter how hard I try to hold it in place, life's winds are too strong for my fragile arms, and I have no strength left.

You know something Gwen, I'm a fraud, I really am. I tell others like me, that I do this and I can do that, but in reality, I am not that brave. I share what I know in my writings. My stories is the way I should have lived my life; it is the love I should have grown up with; but until my honnor can be restored, until I can be fully accepted by the mainstream society as a whole, for who I am, when I can be loved by a man, as is my right as a woman, I can never, ever be free. May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, maybe too stubborn for my own good, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your very sad, very abandoned, and very terrified little sister, Barbie

Merry Christmas Gwen, to you and yours, and a very Happy and prosperous New Year, as mine can never be until I am totally free.

"If I have to be this girl in me, Then I have the right to be."
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/21/2005
A wonderful, refreshing and unique write. Loved it, Gwen.

Reviewed by Sandi Schraut 7/29/2005
OOOH My!!!!!!!! Loved this and am laughing out loud!!! what a hoot this was to read !! Thanks You just made my day!
Reviewed by The Smoking Poet 7/26/2005
Ah, thanks for the giggle, Gwen. We all play the plucked and upskirt fool sometime, eh?
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 7/25/2005
A lot has been said within this delightful write!
Reviewed by Leysa Lowery 7/22/2005
Funny and clever at the same time! Enjoyed!
Reviewed by William Bonilla 7/20/2005
This was lovely Gwen
Most enjoyable

William ......Peace & Love
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 7/20/2005
W o w !! So much fun. . .a n d slyly serious.
Great metaphor re the way a good writer -- any
real artist --
"puts it all out there." Hard to strip yourself
naked -- blue underdrawers 'n' all. But
there's no other way. Besides, to be human is
to play the fool. Right? Me tho glad me
thstopped by!! 'Pea' <3
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 7/20/2005
HAH. I just love love love this.....
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 7/19/2005
Cute poem of strength. Life's wind may blow you down on your ass, but the precious moment is when you were able to get up again, pat the dust off your behind, laugh at yourself, and then walk again.

Good write.

Sandie Angel a.k.a. Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/19/2005
Great life lesson well shared. Thank you, Gwen. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 7/19/2005
Life winds blew almost everyone but few had the strength and courage to stand firm against the harsh experience. And fewer had the ability to challenge the situation with the power of humor. Those who can laugh at themselves at times of difficulty are those who will finally make the trip to success. The rest will fall on the roadsides. Thanks for this beautiful offering.
Reviewed by Aberjhani 7/18/2005
Only the wisest among us know the strength and beauty of being able to laugh at oneself in difficult circumstances. Only the geniuses among us can turn that laughgter into a poem as extraordinary as this one. Thank You Poet.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/18/2005
Great poem Gwen, superb use of metaphor!
Your humor is catching, glad you can
do as everyone says, grin and bare it;-)

Reviewed by Sandra Mushi 7/16/2005
Lolol! I've got to agree with Jerry, Ed and George.

God bless, Gwen!

Reviewed by Handsum Hart 7/16/2005
I'd say you captured the spirit of the show must go on.

A charming write.

Joy and starlight
Reviewed by jude forese 7/15/2005
life's full of surpirses ... sometimes we have to grin and bare it ;)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/15/2005

This is a hoot and a half--been there, done embarrassing!!!!!!!!! Especially when you're...shall we say...hmmmmmmmmmm...bigger than the average bear :)


(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Steve Patterson 7/15/2005
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/15/2005
This is a knockout!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Sue Hess 7/15/2005
those last two lines are so great...the whole poem is a kick but i love the way it ended especially
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 7/15/2005

"Up Me Skirt" sings its voice delivering a package of thoughts
on the state of mind, emotions and understanding of living and
its ontological circumstances.

I enjoyed reading this composition, and have learned
from its contents.

Thank Your for sharing Your thoughts through poetic art.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 7/15/2005
I just HATE when that happens. The only saving grace is that there is probably not a single one of us who hasn't been in that position before. It makes us into an entertainer of sorts, providing momentary humor to the masses. Ya just gotta take a deep cleansing breath and go on. This is excellent, Gwen, brought a big grin to my face this morning.
Take care,
Reviewed by George Carroll 7/15/2005
I was trying to think of something funny to say but how could I top what Jerry said. This revels another side of you that I have not seen.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 7/15/2005
Gotta love it! Sometimes when life kicks us in the ass we just have to grin and "bare" it and carry on. Cute poem.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 7/15/2005
As long as we have the ability to laugh at ourselves, everything will be fine - Dance On, Gwen!

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