Thought for the Day--May 16, 2011: Fat Lady Fantasy (a poem)


Oh, Lord, I’m just another fat lady.
What song would You want me to sing?
I’ll sing my song all over this place, praise Thee!

I’ll mix the blues with a symphony of paisley.
Tell me, Lord, what colors may I bring?
Oh, Lord, I’m just another fat lady.

Tell me, Lord, You think I’m red hot crazy?
Please bestow me with rainbow pitch, no strings.
I’ll sing my song all over this place, praise Thee!

I promise, Lord, to bend lines into curves--maybe
Not today, but surely tomorrow when the sun rings.
Oh, Lord, I’m just another fat lady.

My palette sings epics: russets of woe and malady.
But, Lord, my kaleidoscope spills bloodstone tidings.
I’ll paint my song all over this place, praise Thee!

Strip from me some slivers of red--now maybe
You know what happens when I, the fat lady, sings
Naked before all. No, I’m not just another fat lady.
Yes, I sing: ruby rocks, alla cappella--praise me!

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"Fat Lady Fantasy," copyright 1994, by Jennifer Semple Siegel, may not be reposted or republished without permission from the writer.

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