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The Kid Sister is usually a pain in the butt, but occasionally she does something that makes feel glad I have managed to stop myself walloping her over the head with a frying pan while growing up. Today, she's written a poem about her boy troubles, and a very good one at that. It bears traces of one who has been possessed by the spirit of Dorothy Parker. That woman is remarkably insiduous. Plus, that writing seminar I sent her off to seems to have paid off.

Anyway, I'm just going to post it up here in a show of sisterly pride. I'm rather gratified that the rhyming gene seems to  run in the family after all. I was worried I was some sort of genetic aberration. 

To the innocent lady
by [livejournal.com profile] koel18 

Lady, as you walk the streets,
The pretty boys will stare,
But there are ones you should not greet,
So lady, do beware.

When you're alone, there'll be one,
Who speaks words sweet and kind,
But when to him fair friends beckon,
To you, he's deaf and blind.

There's one to whom you are dirt,
He loves to make you cry,
Lady, hit him where it hurts,
As you pass him by.

And should a silver-tongued one say,
"I'd never lie to you",
Oh lady, do run fast away!
And find a friend more true.

There'll be one, not so bad,
(Good and handsome too!)
But lady, 'tis very sad-
He has no time for you.

Though I tell you this I know,
You will not heed advice,
For it takes mistakes and sorrow,
To make us fools more wise.

So lady, go on on your way,
And give romance a whirl,
You'll find your charming prince one day,
(Most likely it's a girl.)

 

I shall continue to be the proud and affectionate sister, right up until she next does something that makes me long for China's one child policy. Which should be in about ten minutes. 
 

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Date: 2009-06-28 05:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annabtg.livejournal.com
Hehe, this poem is lovely! I'm happy you can be proud for her, even if it's only once in a while :p I am a big sister too and I know ;)

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Date: 2009-06-28 06:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladymirth.livejournal.com
Glad you liked it, hon. =)

Yep. Older siblinghood is definitely a mixed blessing. Although my sister says it sucks more to be the younger sibling. Hah, what does SHE know?

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Date: 2009-06-28 05:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kemidra.livejournal.com
Though I tell you this I know,
You will not heed advice,
For it takes mistakes and sorrow,
To make us fools more wise.


...damn. Great lyric there.

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Date: 2009-06-28 06:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladymirth.livejournal.com
Heh. The older sibling in me has several wisecracks I want to make to her about that one! But yes, it is a very nice verse. Glad you liked! =)

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Date: 2009-06-28 06:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kemidra.livejournal.com
Fiona Apple did a great song called Mistake that makes me feel better about deliberately not heeding advice:

I'm gonna make a mistake
I'm gonna do it on purpose
I'm gonna waste my time

'Cause I'm full as a tick
And I'm scratching at the surface
And what I find is mine

And when the day is done, and I look back
And the fact is I had fun, fumbling around
All the advice I shunned, and I ran
Where they told me not to run, but I sure had fun, so

I'm gonna fuck it up again
I'm gonna do another detour
Unpave my path

And if you wanna make sense
What you looking at me for
I'm no good at math

And when I find my way back
The fact is I just may stay, or I may not
I've acquired quite a taste for
A well-made mistake I wanna make a mistake
Why can't I make a mistake?

I'm always doing what I think I should
Almost always doing everybody good
Why

Do I wanna do right, of course but
Do I really wanna feel I'm forced to
Answer you, hell no
I've acquired quite a taste for
A well-made mistake, I wanna make a mistake
Why can't I make a mistake

I'm always doing what I think I should
Almost always doing everybody good
Why


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Date: 2009-06-28 06:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladymirth.livejournal.com
Huh. Sounds like the anthem for teenage rebellion.

I think that if you deliberately ignore advice it's either because it's advice which should be ignored or it was given to you in a very repulsive/ condescending manner. In which case it was the fault of the advisor.

Personally, I love this "making mistake song" ny Bachelor Girl:

So I walked under a bus
I got hit by a train
Keep falling in love
which is kinda the same
I've sunk out at sea
Crashed my car, gone insane
And it felt so good
I wanna do it again!

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Date: 2009-06-29 09:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cyad.livejournal.com
OK... can I say I just love this poem? Words of wisdom and very mature, if I might add. Thx soo much for sharing. :)

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Date: 2009-06-29 03:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladymirth.livejournal.com
Thanks! Glad you liked it! =)

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