Archive for March, 2014

Oh God

Word. Be.

A Topsy Turvy World

Oh God,
I asketh thou
to utter ‘be’.
But thou
let be
that which
be good
for me.
And I?
I crave
that which
be bad
for me.
A/n: Micropoetry all week. No illustrations / pictures / images this week… 😛 Enjoy! 😀

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I am a roller girl. I am a super hero. I will be a roller girl super hero at this bout. Come watch!

superhero slam crop

We’re getting really excited about our upcoming ‘Superhero Slam’ bout on 12 April – with The Amazing Spider-Man 2  and Captain America: The Winter Soldier both showing now, there’s superhero fever everywhere.  It got us thinking about the startling amount of similarities between roller girls and superheroes. Seriously – we’ve come up with ten reasons! Let us know if you can think of any more…

1. Wearing your pants over your tights
This is an easy one, right? Roller derby is possibly the only sport where rocking up for a game wearing a pair of holographic/sequin/animal print (delete as appropriate) shorts over your leggings is totally normal. Many superheroes go into battle wearing pants over their tights and so do we!

Pants. Over. Tights. Pants. Over. Tights.

2. Alter egos
Selina Kyle was a mild-mannered secretary by day and kick-ass anti-hero Catwoman by night. Some roller girls use their derby name as a way to…

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I am the quiet suburban soccer mom.  I am the responsible one who picks up her children (mostly) on time, who has a strict schedule every day, who does her best to manage the grind of the routine.  I feed everyone, mostly things that I know they will eat rather than what I think is healthy, granted.  But my impulse – what would my impulse be if I gave in to it? 

I would go.  Just one bag, one backpack, and go.  I would hike and travel and take trains and buses and boats and the occasional airplane. To India, to Africa. I would look into the faces of children and see their similarities to my own. I would study the psyche of every person I came across, and bash my suppositions against the truth. I would just be.  I would explore this gray humanity that I seldom feel a part of.  I would look for the color in the world again. I would throw out all schedules and responsibilities and let the world scribe itself onto my memory.  

Seriously, though.  As if I would ever.


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Forever — is composed of Nows

by Emily Dickinson

Forever–is composed of Nows–

`Tis not a different time–

Except for infiniteness–

And latitude of home–

          From this–experienced Here–

          Remove the Dates–to These–

          Let Months dissolve into further Months–

          And Years–exhale into Years–

Without Debate–or Pause–

Or Celebrated Days–

No different Our Years would be

From Anno Dominies–

The longest journey starts with a single step, but one doesn`t need to physically move a muscle if you possess a fertile imagination. Emily was a reclusive person who had an intense, emotionally passionate inner life which was consumed by her poetic genius. Perhaps because of this, she was subject to enormously energetic mood swings that shared the themes of love, death, nature, immortality and beauty. Poetry was her lover, lord and leader…

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