Friday, January 6, 2012

Confessions of a Teenage Platypus

A complete misfit,
Random qualities
With no unifying theme
Piled into one
Hormonally charged package,
A seemingly cruel joke
Played by the Master Designer.
Surviving the jungle
Of adolescence
A difficult task even without
A nose too wide,
Feet destined for another body,
A combo platter
Of the intellectual
And the spiritual
With a dash of party girl spice.
Never able to
Run with the herd,
Instead lurking in
My own murky waters,
Seeking the shelter
Of nocturnal camouflage.
Evolution through time
Lends a gentler perspective,
An acceptance that nature’s prank
Has molded me into a being that’s
Simply unique.


Jinksy said...

Unique beings need to be treasured! ♥

Mama Zen said...

This is fabulous! Truly, I wish that I had thought of it.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Such a fascinating creature!

x said...

My boys love a platypus names Perry on Phineas and Ferb. An interesting animal for sure.

Mary Mansfield said...

My daughter loves Phineas and Ferb also, completely obsessed with Perry! She is going to be thrilled when she gets home from school and finds out I wrote a platypus poem.

Laurie Kolp said...

Great analogy, Mary. Hormonally charged package- I'm dealing with one these days.

Mary said...

Very clever. We all have our murky waters, I think, and teens definitely have more than many! Enjoyed this.

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, I can relate here, Mary. I never thought of myself as a platypus in Junior High, but now I realize that's what I was.
Unique is so much better than unusual, isn't it?
Loved your poem.

Fireblossom said...

This could not be more unusual, or more insightful.

Monika said...

Wonderful. Every quality, every trait so cleverly woven.

Doctor FTSE said...

Wonderful creature to choose for your beast within, and a true metaphor for the teenage years. Thank you.

Marian said...

yes, this is a nice glimpse! i wonder if platypusses (platypi?) feel like outcasts? hmmmmm.