Music Within

Music Within

A Poem by KAREN

For the creative poetry group.


Mirror ball hangs high,

reflecting light

sends glistening stars

around the gymnasium.

Colorful crepe-paper

streamers twirl along

with the music.

Laughing eyes stare

at her.


Bedlam faces gawk.

She pastes a smile

on, showing off

her dirt cheep

rose lipstick.

Flashes her home made

pearl jewelry,

and struts her

thrifty gown onto

the dance floor.


Humid tempers flare.

Their appetite is

to make fun of her.

She sways to the music.

Voices of disapproval

break out.

 In her face is fervent

and happiness of

who she is.


Enchantment is her shawl.

Tears that don't have

a place are left behind.

Tonight is all about



Others sip cruel words

from punch bowl,

she sips words of

devotion to herself.

High class snobs

are they.


As the night comes

to an end,

she slithers up

on the stage and takes a mic.

Unequivocal cords belt out

the song,

All You'll Ever Be Is







© 2011 KAREN

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I like how your poetry is developing it is nice when I take breaks to return to see how much poets have grown. When one respects them self and values who they are it doesn't matter what they on, how others perceive them because their belief and faith in self will rise above and all will take notice rather they admit it or not. Confidence comes from within and not what we wear... Nice one loved it!

Posted 12 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


This was fun to read. Good job on this piece!

Posted 10 Years Ago


10 Years Ago

I hate that song but the poem seems like what the girls in my family lived through being one of 9 poor kids...but we all made ie and some made it big..kathie

Posted 11 Years Ago

wonderful - love the - enchantment is her shawl and the sip cruel words ~ nice

Posted 12 Years Ago

I like how you shift focus between her perceptions of the event and the outsiders' perceptions of her.

Humid tempers flare.
Their appetite is
to make fun of her.

Really lovely writing here---

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Awesome, I really enjoyed this one.
Loved the way you ended it too.

Posted 12 Years Ago

There is such a tension between the self and the other voices that try and destroy... One needs confidence and inner strength to make it through. Love the song and love your poetry!

Posted 12 Years Ago

This is definitely a cut above. Beautiful poetry with good imagery and delivery, which I very much enjoyed reading.

Posted 12 Years Ago

I like her spirit. This seemed very real as I read it. So many people are treated like this.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Brilliant stuff

Posted 12 Years Ago

wonderful painting you've done here with words! i could actually see and feel and hear the evironment

Posted 12 Years Ago

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23 Reviews
Added on July 4, 2011
Last Updated on July 5, 2011
Tags: Geek, Friends, Ugly, Beautiful, School, Music, Dance



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