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Rhyme Zone 2014-2015 Poetry Prize Entries

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  • Rhyme Zone 2014-2015 Poetry Prize Entries

    Feigning, by Venus Connelly
    I cut myself again today
    Just sat and watched the spray
    And back in the tub I lay
    Open my eyes never again I pray
    At least this image of myself I wish I’d slay
    Sometimes I feel like Ms. Thing
    I have a step like a spring
    Shinning like a diamond ring
    And my hair has a certain swing
    The next day I feel grotesque
    Like I cannot move from this black desk
    I feverishly write cometbus-esque
    Sadly it sarcastically turns burlesque
    I want to be stable always on an even keel
    But I’ve been handed a faltered deal
    Though I wish I could conceal
    I am on a continuous wheel
    I am out of my mind
    Mostly confined
    With thoughts so intertwined
    And disinclined
    I think of courage to face even my reflection
    Embracing my own imperfection
    But my introspection
    Always turns to ejection
    This slice
    So precise
    A rhetorical device
    To dispose my excise
    My smiling
    Beguiling
    For your benefit compiling


    Tioga,PA
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