Big Pants


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A lady of a certain age,

adjusts her wardrobe,

to engage.

According to her needs;

to please her comport,

and ease discomfort.

That’s why I am,

wearing big pants today;

in order that I can,

Keep warm my back,

and show no crack -

the days long gone,

of scanty clad,

and frilly frills,

dressed to thrill,

send passionate pulses

palpitating – No!

I’m wearing big pants today,

and – just in case…

Of what, I know not,

I’ve packed two extra pairs!


© Big Pants 2012

By Alexandra Carr-Malcolm

English: Drawing of cat wearing pants (Photo credit: Wikipedia)





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How I wish,

you were around,

to keep my feet,

upon this ground,

to clip my wings,

and whisper this…

Life’s a play -


don’t give up,

and don’t give in,

it’s just a game,

that no one wins.


© Protagonist 29.01.2013

by Alexandra Carr-Malcolm

The thrust stage of the Elizabethan-style theatre at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



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The Other Side of Me


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Punch and Judy's Carribean Vacation





Do you know,

the other side of me?

Where the grass is greener,

and the soul is darker.


Do you know only,

my second face?

Not like the rest,

the one I keep for best.


Do you know,

if this is sunny side up

heads up, tales down,

turn that frown

upside down?


I think you know,

Little Miss Sunshine,

but have you met Judy

within or without?


Do you know,

the essence of me?

Not that of vanilla,

of sugar and spice,

but one of fear.


Do you know,

the other side of me?

Where the grass is greener,

and the soul is darker.


© The Other Side of Me 2012

By Alexandra Carr-Malcolm

Punch and Judy’s Carribean Vacation (Photo credit: _william)



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Being Vivien


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She was a terrier of a woman,

sharp and quick;

just a bit shabby around the edges.

Always practical,

not fashionable,

but more than capable.

She wanted to be Vivien Leigh,

and in her head,

she was…

the mirror says different,

but her eyes are kind.

Make do and mend,

scuffed shoes,

and split ends,


a drab wall-


but her eyes,

are kind…

© Being Vivien 13.03.2013

by Alexandra Carr-Malcolm

Hollywood Gallery ~ Vivien Leigh, 1913-1967 (Photo credit: erjkprunczýk)





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She wears her poetry in her hair,

and her bare stocking feet.

Blue nicotine stained nails

show her terminal habit;

cold cobalt bitten lips

where pen has split,

bleeds into her skin,

just as her words,

bleed through,

her muse.


© Kate 10.04.2014

by Alexandra Carr-Malcolm

Photo courtesy of Photopin


Ipod Shuffle


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NaPoWriMo – Day 9

Today’s challenge is to put your ipod on shuffle and pick the next five titles to include in a poem. Well I did cheat slightly as I have quite a bit of classical music on my ipod and they would be near impossible to include in a poem! Here is my attempt – not brilliant, but the best I could come up with!!




Sign Language Rap Battle


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Now for something a bit different for NaPoWriMo!

As some of you may be aware, between writing poetry, my day time job is as a BSL (British Sign Language) Interpreter. Sign language is a very visual language and beautiful to watch. I came across this clip toady and although it is ASL (American Sign Language) and is different to BSL, you get the drift. It is amazing to watch these talented ladies. I hope you enjoy it!


Natural Order


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I have just heard about the sudden death of Peaches Geldof and it has saddened and shocked me. I am not posting a poem that I had mapped out for today. Instead I am reposting this poem which was written after the sudden loss of a young family member. Utter sympathy goes out to her family, children, and loved ones.

Dedicated to all those gone, too soon and too young -

Always in our hearts…









How can it be?

When it is not natural.

Not this way,

from the blind side.

How can it be?


When it is out of order,

out of the ordinary,

extra ordinary.

You oxymoron,

natural order.

How can it be?


© Natural Order 07.11.2012

By Alexandra Carr-Malcolm

Findlay’s spirit (Photo credit: beccaplusmolly)


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