short auto-biography of a silly sort


An Unsolvable Conundrum ~Me~

Bare-chested running around in panties
Barefooted trotting through the pansies
Sweat necklace in the crease of my neck
Matted blonde hair with freckles reflect
the fun I am having at the expense of my sister
who is embarrassed by me, the sister disaster.
I was a conundrum never to be solved
Just a girl who watched as the world revolved.

I ran faster than any boy could ever hope
I stumbled and fell while jumping a rope
I could climb to the highest branch in a tree
Walk down the street, fall, and skin my knee
I wrestled the bully who lived next door
He blackened my eye and it was sore
I was a conundrum never to be solved
Just a girl who watched as the world revolved.

I was Queen of the Times Table in fifth grade
Had a picture in the art exhibit that I made
Rode a rickety bicycle without fenders
Got peppered with road rocks and cinders
Dirtied my hand-me-down blue dress
by the tires rubbing off; I was a mess.
I was a conundrum never to be solved
Just a girl who watched as the world revolved.

Now I am a grown woman of fifty-tree
I will tell some tales and write a bit of poetry
But you never know what may come from this mind
It could be forward thinking or forever behind
The past, today, the memories of tomorrow
may bring me to write of happiness or sorrow

Because…

I am a conundrum never to be solved
Just a woman who watches as the world revolves.

Kathy Lockhart
7/05/06






Poetry by Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2006-07-06 at 04:13

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Zoya Zaidi
This, Kathy, is really refreshing!
A good self analysis of a tom-boy that
you must have been in your childhood and youth.
And if we don't coform to the expected norm of 'womanly' behavior,
We are called a conundrum-
Never to be solved!

I just loved this!

***hugs***
Love, xxx, Zoya
2006-07-06


Sandy Hiss
I usually don't veer towards poems that rhyme but I truly enjoyed reading this one. It was so "real" and didn't sound corny or half-witted.
2006-07-06


Teala
..then I love the enigma that is you!! A brillant poem!! Brought a smile to me' lips;)
2006-07-06


Malin Johansson
A VERY GOOD poem here Kathy!!!!
AMAZING!!!
Regards and hugs
2006-07-06


Dan Cederholm
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Hey there Kathy!!!

This is a GGGRRRRReeeeeeaaaaatttt poem!

You act just like Christofer Columbus . . .

"I ran faster than any boy could ever hope
I stumbled and fell while jumping a rope
I could climb to the highest branch in a tree
Walk down the street, fall, and skin my knee
I wrestled the bully who lived next door
He blackened my eye and it was sore
I was a conundrum never to be solved
Just a girl who watched as the world revolved."

and explore the world . . .

I love this poem!!!


Sincerely Dan
2006-07-06


haseen whel
"Now I am a grown woman of fifty-tree
I will tell some tales and write a bit of poetry But you never know what may come from this mind It could be forward thinking or forever behind The past, today, the memories of tomorrow may bring me to write of happiness or sorrow"

Because your a genuine woman!!!love this great poetry!!! kissess (daughter)
2006-07-06


Broken Foot
The core here is really very good. But, the sentences are rather long. I think it'd be even better, if you shortened them.
2006-07-06


liz munro The PoetBay support member heart!
I LOVE THIS.

liz.
2006-07-06


lastromantichero
a lovely poem Kathy and so rhythmical with a gentle ryhme pattern wel done rgds mike
2006-07-06


Arti
Such a touching, poignant write, Kathy! I love this one. Such vivid memories of childhood, such a piece of art!
Certainly a woman is a conondrum never to be solved.... That is why we are women!
2006-07-06