The Poetry Corner featuring Meagan Cahuasqui

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Poetry Corner! Please join me in welcoming back Meagan Cahuasqui! 🙂

13 Going On 23 by Meagan Cahuasqui
I don’t like to turn on the lights when my room gets dark.
I prefer the alien, green glow that befalls my pink walls
as the sun hits the old SpongeBob curtains hanging
over the east-facing window. I should change those curtains
(and the color of the walls) that have surrounded me
for ten years. Still,

there’s something enchanting about it. And when I’m home
alone, and night comes, I don’t bother getting up
to turn the lights on to chase away the blackening day,
just like I don’t bother painting the walls or changing
the curtains that belong to a girl who once trembled
in the dark, afraid of the shadows until she was twelve.

I let the computer screen’s luminescence washout my face
while one of a thousand mix CD’s, made in my emo phase
of middle school days, plays in the background. I still smile
when My Chemical Romance whispers, “I’m not okay,”
and then screams, “I’m okay!” It makes as much sense
at 23 as it did at 13.

Awesome poem, Meagan and thank for sharing. I think we’ve all gone through moments like these. 🙂

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About CP Bialois

Where do I begin? Well first I guess it's only fair to say that CP Bialois isn't my real name. It's a collaboration I made out of the three greatest pets anyone could ever want. My real name is Ed and I'm just an average person that has found a way to do what he loves. For as long back as I can remember I loved to pretend. Whether it was with my Transformers, GI Joe, or He-Man toys I loved to create intricate plots and have them fight it out. As a fan of horror, science fiction, action, and comedy I dare say my taste in movies are well rounded. Some of my favorites were Star Wars, Star Trek, martial arts, and anything with Swarzenegger in them. I'd write my own stories about the characters I saw in the theaters or TV or I'd just daydream about what I'd see myself as the hero of course. You can't have a daydream without beating the bad guys, getting the girl, etc. It's just not right to envision yourself as a flunky or sidekick. As far as books I loved Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Dracula, and the normal assortment. My early love was the Star Trek novels, I'd read them or the Hardy Boys relentlessly. For a time I could tell you the plot of over a hundred books not to mention comics. I have to come clean and say that I learned to read because of comic books. I was bored, make that extremely bored when we started to read in school. Reading "the cat fell down" really didn't interest me. My dad, who continues to astound me with his insight to this day, figured comics would work. With that in mind he went to the newstand in town and bought issues of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Tales From the Crypt, and Spider-man. He patiently read through them with me until I picked it up. Whether it was him or the comics I learned to read in about two weeks and for a while few were as good as I was. For years after that whenever we'd go out he'd always spring for a couple of comic books for me. While it wasn't exactly the perfect beginning everything I've ever read or have seen has influenced me in some way and now is the time I'd like to share some of the ideas I've had over the years with all of you. I hope you enjoy my stories, they're always fun to write and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.
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