Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Poem – Rondeau – “Playing The Part” #amwriting #poetry #flashfiction #fiction

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You may not notice, I’m a work of art

My body my canvas, I define my part;

My vision for my world; Mad Max who darts,

From posers surrounding; their judgment.

Skull rings which frighten, mean I’m them nudging, 

To think outside what they perceive; cold remarks. 

They’ll swear vindictively, “That punk, upstart;

Who’s he think he is? His ink such a lark.”

I’ve tuned them all out, their words toxic sludge,

I’m reckless, I’m fine; I’m a work of art. 

I’m older now, I’ve forgotten their darts

Aimed to hit my stillrock hard diamond heart.

Dress shirts, ties, hide tattoos; I’ll not begrudge,  

Rough nights aided, their beauty never smudged. 

I know too well, what it’s like, to play a part.  

I’m reckless, I’m fine; I’m a work of art. 


©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved. 


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7 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Poem – Rondeau – “Playing The Part” #amwriting #poetry #flashfiction #fiction”

  1. my son believes this too and while i am hesitant to allow it, i must allow him to express his creativity. Loved the body art of the Maoris in New Zealand when I lived there. Every ink told a story and linked to their heritage – your words brought all this to mind. Nice!

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    1. Thanks so much. I’ve never been there, hopefully someday. I’ve always wanted a tattoo since I was 4 believe it or not, but not a skull. Something pretty, and meaningful. I went to a wonderful art exhibit in elementary school on tattoo art, which also made me want one.

      They have lovely watercolour tattoos now and I really like some of those. I think as long as the tattoo has a meaning for you whatever that is, It’s okay. As long as your own body, isn’t portraying something discriminatory, hateful etc…

      Hopefully your son chooses something well 🙂

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      1. I believe you! I am sure it must have had some meaning to you from even that young age! i have seen some artists just with 2 tones of black and grey create a 3D tattoo effect – popular now here in Asia. My son already has one – on his 18 th birthday – he will be 21 next year so he is still pondering. He has a trident on his calf – loves Greek mythology and the next one maybe something along those lines too. I must confess, I would like one too, but I am aware of my age and should have had it when i was lots younger, so living vicariously through him!Hope you get to select a meaningful one too. I have always wanted the fish symbol of Pisces since that’s my star sign and I am always in 2 minds like the fish swimming in both directions at the same time.

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