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Kin & Little Bo Peep

We were entwined in red rings 
Of blood and loneliness before 
The first snows fell
Before muddy rivers seeded clouds 
Above a virgin forest, and 
Men ran naked, blue and black 
Skinned into the warm embraces 
Of Sheba, Eve and Lilith.
I was your sister.

You left me to force strangers 
Into brother molds, exacting 
Taxations they never
Owed or could ever pay.

You fought to die, thinking 
In destruction lies the seed 
Of birth. You may be right.

I will remember silent walks in 
Southern woods and long talks 
In low voices
Shielding meaning from the big ears 
Of overcurious adults.

You may be right. 
Your slow return from
Regions of terror and bloody
Screams, races my heart.
I hear again the laughter 
Of children and see fireflies 
Bursting tiny explosions in 
An Arkansas twilight. 

~ Maya Angelou


Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep,
And can’t tell where to find them;
Leave them alone, and they’ll come home,
Wagging their tails behind them.

Little Bo-peep fell fast asleep,
And dreamt she heard them bleating;
But when she awoke, she found it a joke,
For they were still a-fleeting.

Then up she took her little crook,
Determined for to find them;
She found them indeed, but it made her heart bleed,
For they’d left their tails behind them.

It happened one day, as Bo-peep did stray
Into a meadow hard by,
There she espied their tails side by side,
All hung on a tree to dry.

She heaved a sigh and wiped her eye,
And over the hillocks went rambling,
And tried what she could, as a shepherdess should,
To tack each again to its lambkin.

~ Nursery Rhyme written in 1810


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Comments

  1. Fun post for L ~ love poetry ~

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  2. Great choice for K....had not heard all the verses of Bo Peep! Rather grim (Grimm?)♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/looking-up/

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  3. Wow. That Mia Angelou K poem packs a powerful punch. And I love Mother Goose nursery rhymes!

    =)

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  4. the second one's fun

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  5. Bo-Peep was one of my favorite nursery rhymes when I was a child. Mia Angelou is a powerful writer. Be sure to read her book, "Why the Caged Bird Sings." It's truly inspiring.

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  6. Brilliant for L post. My little one loves little bo-peep :)

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  7. what an excellent K post. I never knew that there were more verses to Little Bo Peep. Maybe my mother got tired of reading! Hahahaha!

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  8. Thank you so much for this post! Loved it! haha

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  9. Maya Angelou can sure paint scenes with her words.
    Little Bo Peep IS rather grim. I wonder if this one (like some others) has political undertones.

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  10. My heavens!

    What intense writing!

    I adored this.

    And isn't it crazy how morbid nursery rhymes are?

    Thanks for linking to the letter L.

    I enjoyed visiting you very much!

    A+

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