Misfit Stands Tall

Standoffish elitist mother
newsstand famous dad
outstanding intellectual brother.
She never fit in.
Headstands, handstands,
she tumbled through life.
But the joke’s on them.
She wandered into a club,
took the mic and found her voice.
Highest paid standup comic,
guess who’s laughing now?

A bit late, but written for dVerse, the virtual pub for poets around the globe…responding to Monday’s Quadrille prompt. Use the word “stand” or a form of the word, in a poem of exactly 44 words, sans title. I decided to see how many words I could use that include the word “stand” in them! Had fun with this one. Photo from pixabay.com

10 thoughts on “Misfit Stands Tall

  1. msjadeli August 10, 2021 / 1:37 pm

    I like the rhyme scheme here. Is this based on a real person, Lillian? It feels like it. Lady Gaga? I enjoyed all of the stands and can see her in my mind walking up on stage. Good title!


  2. Helen Dehner August 10, 2021 / 4:06 pm

    Love the Quadrille and the mystery … Is it Sarah Silverman or Amy Schumer?


  3. Ron. August 10, 2021 / 5:40 pm

    Portrait Bellisima!!!


  4. Ali Grimshaw August 10, 2021 / 7:33 pm

    Wonderful wordplay. You told a whole story in 44 words. It makes me wonder if anyone still uses the phrase, “Last man standing.”


  5. adda August 11, 2021 / 6:27 am

    Wonderful!! Such mystery… ❤


  6. Mish August 12, 2021 / 4:12 pm

    This has to be a real person…..at least it is now! Nicely done, Lil.


  7. Ingrid August 15, 2021 / 3:20 am

    I love the way you turned this around and made the misfit the victor!


  8. Terveen Gill August 19, 2021 / 7:47 am

    I guess she’ll have the last word and the last laugh.
    Wonderful and witty! 🙂


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