Black Jacket

Black Jacket

A Poem by Jessica Samuelsen

This was a prompt given given at a poetry workshop today

No nonsense chic
Classy, Casual
is in the eye
 of one's mood
Black goes with everything
so they say
is this jacket
suits my withering confidence
A child like
starts to grow up
decimated by
society's normal
no one can see
my faltered sense of self
when I wear
my black jacket
add some pearls
and I am invincible

© 2011 Jessica Samuelsen

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Do you mean by wearing black jacket and some pearls you can gather confidence
and become invincible?
I have no idea of a poetry workshop.
Could you explain how it works to groom someone as a poet?

Posted 11 Years Ago

I really enjoyed the concept of social blending here...well done!

Line 8 and 14 seem very awkward and really distracted me, causing me to backtrack a couple time through your poem. Personally, I think the last line underscores (what i think is) your point...I'd keep it.

Posted 13 Years Ago

Do you read any of Allen Ginsbergs work? If not, you should because you remind me of his very jazzy, rhythmic writing style. I think your poem would be much more powerful ending on an image, and you have a great image going with the black jacket and the pearls. I'd cut that last line completely. You don't need to tie up your poem with a pretty bow--you've already said the last line in the poem. End on pearls and you've got something pretty swell.

Posted 13 Years Ago

awesome! makes me think of the picture of you with the black jacket and pearls lol

Posted 13 Years Ago

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Added on April 10, 2011
Last Updated on April 10, 2011


Jessica Samuelsen
Jessica Samuelsen

Portland, OR

I like long walks on the beach with my husband. I like curling on the couch with a good book. I like writing the wrongs of the world in my art of words. Supporting those who would seek to do the s.. more..