Poetry about People at Linn Benton

I’m not a poet, first of all. I actually sort of mock poetry (unless it’s by Dr. Seuss or Edward Lear), so sorry to all you poetry lovers/writers.

Except recently I’ve been writing poetry about people at Linn Benton, just for the fun of it. People who I don’t really know, but see around.

I’m adding this disclaimer because I often find poetry to be really pretentious, and I want to point out that this is completely in fun and I’m not actually trying to write “good poetry.”

Okay. Here goes.

Screen Shot 2012-10-21 at 9.50.50 AMMermaid Hair

there is one girl
I see around LBCC
who’s more “different” than me

she has mermaid hair

and when she walks by me,
I always stare at the dresses she wears

that are weirder than mine

full of taffeta bows in an 80’s design
with a blue-greenish shine

and sometimes I wonder how it would be
to decide
on my own
that I’d like to be known
as the “different-ist” person at LBCC

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4 responses to “Poetry about People at Linn Benton

  1. I LIKE your poetry!

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  2. Just wondering. Is there really a girl with mermaid hair at LBCC and is that picture really her? I know it’s a silly question, but I had to ask šŸ˜‰

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    • Emily Smucker

      Yes to the first question (at least I think it looks like mermaid hair), and no to the second question.

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      • lol! Thank you šŸ™‚ That’s a funny poem, by the way. I love reading your blog. I check it almost every day to see if you’ve updated. šŸ˜€

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