to Stand Out



I was reading about Miss Jean Brodie

About her being in her prime

her ‘owning’ the stage

Of the classroom

With the forty girls sitting in rows

Looking and listening


& I thought

How much blogging is like this

How each of us

Performs on the platform of the page

Seeking to impress

to stand out

To make our ‘mark’ upon

The rows and rows of readers


& how one day


A fellow blogger

Will remember our performances

And memorialize us

As Muriel Spark did Miss Kay




12 thoughts on “to Stand Out

  1. Interesting! I love your tact with topics of interest. Sometimes it is very subtle, other times it may be blunt, but the message is always clear. And the best part? The reader often makes the conclusion for themselves! Can’t get much better than that. 🙂

    Write on, my friend!


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  2. I just finished reading The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. I loved your poem before reading the book, but, now, I am truly in love with it. Very well said! I am writing a review on the book and I will mention you and your poem! Did I like the book? yes and no….

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  3. thank you; I am compiling a manuscript of poems with cultural references, of which ‘To Stand Out’ will be one. Its working title is ‘The Lady in the Glove Box’. Looking forward to your review. 🙂


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