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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: The Inner Person (09/09/10)

TITLE: Chatterbox
By Ivy Strader
09/15/10


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I have a little "inner person" living here in me
And what can be the use of her is more than I can see.
She is very, very like me from the heels up to the head
Except she won't stop chattering from morning until bed.

The funniest thing about her is the way she likes to lie.
She tells me I'm a failure and I shouldn't even try.
She whispers that I'm ugly, fat, and all my friends agree:
There's no one they'd like better to be gone than lucky me.

She hasn't got a notion, now, of what she means to say--
She tells me do the dishes, lose some weight, right now, today!
But when I start, she says to check if Bob has emailed me,
And oh my goodness, there's a slice of cake -- and a TV!

One morning, very early, before the sun was up,
I rose and found my inner person finally SHUT UP.
I spent a peaceful hour till she shook herself awake
And peevishly informed me that I'd eaten too much cake.


With apologies to Mr. R. L. Stevenson.


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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 09/16/10
This is a charming poem that reminded me of myself. You have a nice sense of humor too.
Lillian Rhoades 09/16/10
Super poem, humorous, with great flow
Sarah Heywood09/18/10
Oh, how cute! This was completely delightful - except, how did you know all about MY inner person? :)

Excellent writing!
Karen Pourbabaee 09/19/10
Cute poem...loved the title too!
Genia Gilbert09/19/10
Quite well done. I like the honesty. Refreshing!
Christina Banks 09/21/10
What a fun poem.
Amy Michelle Wiley 09/24/10
Ha, I love this. Too funny, and can be very true. But I've found I like YOU just the way you are. And I can say that cuz I've really met you now. ;-)