Genie

Genie

A Poem by Hollywood

Genie,

did the world find you or did you find the world?

You've been strapped down so long,

you can't speak a word.

Tossed around like a rag doll with boe legs,

switching from home to home,

your only looking for love,

but when the money runs out your time is up.

 

Oh Genie, how could people be so cruel?

I just want to know.

Did you find the world?

Or did the world find you?

© 2010 Hollywood


Author's Note

Hollywood
Here's to Genie. Research her if you want to know more, her story is very sad.

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I just googled Genie and now I get your poem - utterly sad and tragic story. Well done for writing a tribute that reminds us that man's capacity to love is frighteningly matched with the capacity for cruelty (luckily not all people have the full spectrum!). What made me particularly sad was when I read that even after she was found "Genie later became the subject of acrimonious debate over where and with whom she should eventually live, moving between the houses of the researchers who studied her"; existence jumping (or being thrown) out of the frying pan into the fire??

Posted 10 Years Ago


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tis a sad story but a great poem nice work

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is so tragicly sad! Oh my!
I can't even imagine being like Genie.
Tragic..
ANYWAYS. VERY nice, i absolutley loved it, i saw alot of meanig behind these words.


Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Is a genie really there? But perhaps some people in our life come as genies and we never realize. I empathize with genie after reading your brilliant piece!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very nice it made me smile!

Posted 10 Years Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I just googled Genie and now I get your poem - utterly sad and tragic story. Well done for writing a tribute that reminds us that man's capacity to love is frighteningly matched with the capacity for cruelty (luckily not all people have the full spectrum!). What made me particularly sad was when I read that even after she was found "Genie later became the subject of acrimonious debate over where and with whom she should eventually live, moving between the houses of the researchers who studied her"; existence jumping (or being thrown) out of the frying pan into the fire??

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This sounds so sad... like someone who is bouncing from party to party just to survive the night...lonely and never fitting in...yet the life of the party just the same. No one ever looking deep enough or long enough to see her invisible tears..

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

wow i love this. it is soo sad, but you convey a powerful message. it made me tear up

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very good writing. You definitely have a talent.
Send me more anytime.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

W0W! This poem was good! I feel sorry for her

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love how you tied in the line in the beginning and the end: "Did you find the world or did the world find you." Very clever.

In fact, the entire poem was clever. Succinct yet impactful.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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