Exiled Off Main Street

Written for:   Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Guest Host:  Helen Dehner
“Here is the list of words to choose from, which reflects much of our September Book Club choice “My Dear Hamilton” by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie. Eliza’s story is fascinating, as is learning more about the political climate and lives of our founding fathers.”
Please use 3 or more words in a new poem written for this challenge.

Aberration
Absence
Assumption
Audacious
Avant-garde
Bedrock
Clamor
Consensus
Enmeshed
Exile
Risqué
Sacrifice
Shame
Toxic
Trauma
Virtue

Because she dressed
in risqué clothing,
her virtue was called
into question, and she
was shamed. The other
kids stood at a distance
from her as if she were
enmeshed in evil, surely
toxic. The backwards town
of Bed Rock considered
the girl an aberration.
Since there was a consensus
of assumptions, the girl,
already exiled, left town.
Imagine the shock, when her
old town discovered she had
become a famous rock star.
Her absence bought her
freedom. She had
the last laugh.

(I used all but 5)

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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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23 Responses to Exiled Off Main Street

  1. kanzensakura says:

    Good for her! She who laughs last laughs best – and loudest!

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  2. Ron. says:

    I went on line for concert tickets…SOLD OUT!!!
    Well Done. Salute!

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  3. CosmosCami says:

    You really crammed them in there and with great skill!

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  4. Rob Kistner says:

    Aw yes, the shamed girls leaves town to become a rock star story! This was cool Sara! 🙂

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  5. oldegg says:

    It is often better to leave your home town where people have already judged you, so you can start from scratch elsewhere.

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  6. Vivian Zems says:

    That showed them! An excellent use
    of the words, Sara!

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  7. Susie Clevenger says:

    Yeah for her!!!

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  8. Rall says:

    Excellent use of the words

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  9. Helen L Dehner says:

    Hi! Your poem is clever and a great tale of overcoming all odds! Thanks for playing, Sara.

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  10. The city of Bed Rock probably still saw her as an aberration (though a rich one)…

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  11. Kerry says:

    This reads like a true story!

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