Oct27

Theodore Roosevelt
I wanted to crawl into the screaming night
Escape to the luminous hours of new days
To retreat from domineering matriarchal fright.

I wanted to break the conventional foresight
To escape her lingering shadow in doorways -
I wanted to crawl into the screaming night.

I wanted to run from her constant oversight,
Escape to gloomy streets and grimy alleyways
To retreat from domineering matriarchal fright.

I wanted peace from their unhealthy appetite.
To escape their seedy general malaise
I wanted to crawl into the screaming night.

I wanted to exceed in this poetic rewrite,
Escape down imaginary labyrinthine maze
To retreat from domineering matriarchal fright.

I wanted space to think and time to write,
Escape into a well crafted metrical phrase.
I wanted to crawl into the screaming night
To retreat from domineering matriarchal fright.

Theodore Roosevelt, American politician, Nobel Peace Prize winner and 26th President of the United States, was born on this day in 1858.

Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet and writer, was born today in 1914.

Sylvia Plath, American poet and writer, was born today in 1932.

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Infosec guy by day, Poet by night!

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