Friday, August 22, 2014

8 Shades Of White Girl

"We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle."
---Marilyn Monroe

Katy Perry in her cloud.
Ugg boots on her feet.
Venti in her left hand.
She's a star; watch her twinkle.
Pinterest is next to godliness.
Rhythm's a one cup beat.
North Face in a shopping bag;
real face rarely seen.

Kind of a wacky list poem for Shay at Real Toads.  Forgive me; I'm suffering from sudden immersion in middle school girl culture.



21 comments:

hedgewitch said...

I am definitely getting old,(since I have no clue whatsoever about this) but that's okay--girls need to shine however they can.

Sylvia K said...

Yep, I do agree with hedgewitch!! Shine however they can indeed!! Have a fun weekend, MZ!!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Pinterest is next to godliness.

I want that on a t-shirt!

Victoria said...

Immersed in middle school girl culture. Arrrgh!

Björn Rudberg said...

Yay,, picking up the list of scrapbooks and pintarest.. that's were the list experts are..

Susan said...

I laughed. And then again at your comment. I'm sure you are forgiven, though for what? This list rocks!

Karen S. said...

Yep, powerless without pinning! Hehehe, just kidding, but I'm a player too!

mood wings said...

Love that title.

I find this to be especially powerful: "Rhythm's a one cup beat." It makes me think of homelessness and poverty lurking among the superficiality expressed in the rest of the poem. You never know what a student is experiencing when outside the school walls.

jo-hanna said...

chuckle

Fireblossom said...

They are definitely a tribe all their own. Thanks for being part of my challenge, MZ. t wouldn't be the same without you.

Fireblossom said...

IT wouldn't be the same. Never mind me.

Jazzbumpa said...

Ah - Middle School girls.

In our clan we have two that are 14, and two that are 12 [or will be soon enough.]

None seem to quite fit this mold, though.

Cheers!
JzB

manicddaily said...

Well, I can imagine this girl--sad to hear that real face is rarely seen, but at least it is sometimes (I hope.) Very clever. k.

Susie Clevenger said...

Love the title...I am like Kerry I want that Pinterest is next to godliness t-shirt..

blueoran said...

A toxic culture, fer sure, but its how the white girlies go these days, marching in step into the Tumblr. You remember the panicky rectitude of it, the voracious law of hormones inside of it ... I once reemember picking up my stepdaughter at a dance back when she was 13, how all the kids piling out at 11:30 p.m. looked almost identical. And to think they'll rule our Social Security one day ...

Brian Miller said...

my son started middle school this year as well...ugh...interesting to say the least...ha...the face seldom seen wears on you.

Lorraine Renaud said...

i'm watching and thinking how great you are for sharing please stay far away from google, I don't have a blog anymore, and google has all my photos, don't ever visit anyone on google they'll take you over and you won't have a chance...I like her sons=g i'll go listen to it now

georgeplaceblog said...

They want to be different so they all look like each other but in different groups - such a contradiction.

C.C. said...

Sudden immersion in middle school girl culture sounds downright terrifying! Good for you for taking that immersion and creating poetry out of it :-)

grapeling said...

I watch from the boys side. reminds me obliquely of that scene from Life of Brian, where the multitude is outside his window right after he's had relations with the woman, and they're awaiting his proclamation. So he says, You are all individuals! and they reply en masse, We are all individuals - though one imp chimes in, I'm not... Anyways - that final line is really the reveal, yes? rarely seen ~

Marian said...

yeah but we went through this too, and look how we turned out!