Ballad of a Tattooed Music Box Clown

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Portraiture of my soul.

Submitted: September 15, 2012

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Ballad of a Tattooed Music Box Clown

 

On a summer evening where the moon meets the sea,

A young music box clown who is abled differently rolls onto the sand to enact her decree.

This young female music box clown draws lines in the sand with the wheels of her power chair.

 

She has learned to accept her place with quiet elegance and flair, but at the same circumstance;

her desire to dream and dare is ever present,

Her aspiration to just be will not relent.

 

This young female music box clown's facial makeup is cracked to reveal visible or impercepible scars; imageless tattoos that she views as medals or stars.

This female music box clown glances down at the artwork her wheelchair has crafted in the sand,

It is a single rose; petals faded, nothing chic or grand.

But the rose remains as pertinent as she.

This tattooed music box clown,

Performing this ballad of dance, year in and year out,

Just happens to be me.


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