Poem

I can’t write you into emotion and leave.

I went bald while in college.

That’s why I have a hat, I learned how
to wear it in Turners Falls

Tough people there
tough kids with bats

I was told my forehead was too big.
Wore my hat.

Backward.
Been in a few fights over that.
Sometimes I win.

Bars look funny when you’re on the inside.

It was a girl btw
who told me my forehead was too big

It’s easy to feel ugly.

-M. Taggart

10 thoughts on “Poem

  1. People are just awful. : (

    Kind of reminds me when I pulled back my bangs and the kid next to me comically widened his eyes in shock at my big forehead. Though that was more funny than him being a jerk. He was a good guy.

    It really is easy to feel ugly, but I think the real people who are ugly are the ones who try to make us feel that way. That may not bring solace, but I can resonate a little about how that feels. Humanity disappoints me with how people behave and in such disgraceful ways too.

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  2. The easy familiarity of the poem allows the subject matter to be absorbed without conscious effort. Great poem 😃

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  3. This reminds me of what someone told me when I was in college, she said ‘If you could tie a scarf to cover half of your forehead, you might just look a little more beautiful. Someone told me later in life that I looked more beautiful with my hair held all back. What both of them said did not matter. What mattered was that I had a forehead( big forehead or no big forehead), I have forehead. I wonder what I would like like without it. 😀

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