My #BeReal guest today is Karin Bole Tupper.
I am very excited to share Karin’s poetry with you today. May we take a few risks and enjoy the life we have.
Thank you Karin for this amazing poem.
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Karin (The Eclectic Poet)
My Rebel Prayer
Think I’d rather risk a wrinkle
Than turn away from the sun
Indian, Thai and fajitas are why
Someone invented tums
I’ve yet to see a gal get a medal
For avoiding MAC and Revlon
Au naturel hair or organic
Doesn’t make you a better person
Just say “No” to crocs and ‘stocks
Why give up Converse and heels
And a minivan equals relaxed fit
Remember how a ’79 Berlinetta feels?
I adore you Mozart and Vivaldi
Right next to Triumph and Ramones
Taking ASA, my Gals and dancing
Is stil the best cure for the ache in my bones
May I never say no to another go
On the dizzy rollercoaster of love
Or be too frightened or jaded
To know it’s a gift from above
“What will you do when you’re MY age”?
May those words never pass my lips
Never let me look at someone else’s life
And utter a judgemental “Tsk tsk”
I’ve yet to see any rules or books
About how to grow up gracelfully
My only rule is for myself
And that’s: Never stop being “ME”!
© kei 9 July 2015
Karin Bole Tupper currently works at Health Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch. Her writing is focused primarily on poetry and short stories. The often fact-based fiction that she pens encompasses romance, parody, loss, family and relationships, with a demonstrated flair for the descriptive. Karin lives in Canada’s Capital, surrounded by family and friends; too much yarn and not enough books.
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7 thoughts on “#BeReal – KARIN BOLE TUPPER”
This is my jam. BE REAL!
Thanks Hasty, for taking up this campaign! It’s one of the most positive messages we can share with our children and with each other. 🙂
Reblogged this on The Eclectic Poet and commented:
This was really fun and a positive message. I was featured in a guest post at HastyWords blog on WordPress as part of her push to further the #BeReal campaign.
If you click through, you can read my off-the-cuff and of course, nose-thumbing poem about keeping it real, “My Rebel Prayer”.
Such a fun poem, and a challenge, too. I like it.
I am a big fan of the demonstrated flare for the descriptive.
Yes to all of it! No one has to live your life but you! And no one has the right to judge another! Beautiful words and thoughts!
AnElephant loves Karin’s poetry.