Ode to Mrs. O'ConnellA Poem by AtticusBlack
'Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.' - Buddha.
Mrs. O’Connell’s stories are something to behold,
She has so many; you’d think she was eighty years old.
‘Once upon a time, I took my goldfish on holiday
With me and my folks. Though, to my dismay,
A great big bird, the species unknown to me,
Swooped down and ate it. I screamed like a banshee.’
Her fashion sense was ‘très ensorcelant’, though
How many outfits she has in total, we don’t know.
Her skirts are often floral patterned and short,
Her cardigans were of the long and flowing sort.
‘Long ago, back at university with my peers,
We did mischievous things, we had no fears;
Of stealing a strangers motorbike, taking it in a lift
And placing it on a bed. Mind you, we had to be swift,
For when we slashed the tyres of our evil professor’s
Car we’d be accused of being the aggressors.
Under the surface, the blasé attitude and banter,
I reckon I can peek through, see past the enchanter.
You see, a story Mrs. O’Connell never told
Hides deep within, the reason for her being bold.
When she never got the chance to meet little
Seamus, her heart broke, for the first time it was brittle.
She realised what it was to be hurt,
Little Seamus, thrust underneath the dirt.
Mrs. O’Connell to age like never before,
And since, she’s been fighting her internal war.
When you look into her eyes and see the pain,
Her stories seem inadequate, you know she has to feign
Her enchanting, enticing image with great determination,
When I walk into her room, I’m filled with nothing but admiration.
‘Now, we must talk about the Buddha and such,
Though to be honest, I don’t care for meditation much!’
© 2010 AtticusBlack
Added on January 13, 2010
Last Updated on February 9, 2010
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