my name is ra.

i am magnificent

If I were magnificent
as a red summer rose,
I’d peel off my petals,
. ….. …. but since I have none,
I’d peel off my clothes.

So if I were magnificent
as a red summer rose,

I’d rub my socks
right under your nose.

No,
…..no,
….. ….. ….. no.
It’s just what I feared.
This is going badly.
I’m sounding weird.

I’ll.
Try.
Again.

If I were magnificent
as an evergreen tree,
I’d rain with pine cones,
….. ….. but since I grow none,
I’ll rain with …

Oh gosh.
….. Dear me.
That’s going nowhere good.
I’m not doing this as well
as I know I could.

I’ll.
Try.
Again.

If a rose or a tree were
as magnificent as I,
They’d tell you they love you,
….. ….. but since they can’t write,
I try for them. I try.
I am magnificent because
I reach for the sky.
We’re full of potential–
Yes, you and I.

And when I’m not-magnificent
as I am, now and then,
I’ll search for betterment,
….. ….. seek what I don’t have
till I’m ten outta ten.
So when I’m not-magnificent,
as I am, now and then,
I’ll simply start over.

Yes,
I’ll
try
again.

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Two things that make me magnificent: my willingness to love, and my willingness to try.  Both of which I do, again and again.  The prompt is in response to Litebeing’s Magnificent Challenge. This is written in Shel Silverstein’s style for the Daily Post’s prompt to write something in the style of another.  And, of course, it’s all part of NanoPoblano, the blog every day fiesta that has taken over WordPress with a legion of spicy peppers.  I’ve listed all of them under this badge.

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43 comments

  1. I’d seek me a poet
    Too likely to find
    Me driven (I know it)
    Right out of my mind

    With rhymes falling
    Somewhere twixt
    Someone and Seuss
    Something within me
    Then giggles, runs loose

    Loose like the running
    Of fingers through sand
    Loose, unbecoming
    Laid back on the land
    Loose as a goosey
    All feathered with down
    Words run profusely
    Out, back, and around.

    Running like rivers
    Run into the sea
    Upon the sea shore
    Should it be Shel I see?
    Time runs like diamonds
    Turn tumbled and whole
    Your world turned to rhyme and
    A poem your soul.

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  2. If a rose or a tree were
    as magnificent as I,
    They’d tell you they love you,
    ….. ….. but since they can’t write,
    I try for them. I try.
    I am magnificent because
    I reach for the sky.
    We’re full of potential–
    Yes, you and I.

    Why YES WE ARE! and you are magnificence in action in all you do and all you are….
    Thank you Ra for taking the plunge with this magnificent piece. I invite all Nanos who need a blog idea to get them through to check out my challenge. You might even win a free astrology reading with your truly, litebeing.

    hugs and hyenas,
    Linda

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  3. Do you know? I can’t think of a time when you were ever not magnificent. You do things. You struggle, you feel pain but you still do things. Love conquers all and your love for your fellow person keeps me in awe everyday.

    (And no, you’re not getting my caffeine!)

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  4. While I was reading, I was like, “Is that Shel Silverstein?”
    You have so many gifts; and the best part is, you are always acquiring more ways to share your love, and have this touch for packaging everything that’s happening into precisely preciously unified cutenesses. What you create endlessly amazes me. Cheers, one day, after I am done with my rigorous program of study, or when i finally turn crazy enough, I’ll do the November gig. You certainly inspire me to rise up. rise. Maya Angelou style. “Still I Rise.” Love you so much! Xo

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  5. That was awesome!! I’m still afraid to start with Linda’s challenge. I have no idea what to write about my magnificent self..lol. And I feel bad… :/ I withdrew from the NanoPoblano challenge but my blog is still listed there :/

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