watch that in-crowd
baring their claws
self-righteous quidnuncs all
no matter what you’ve done
communal tongue is a gun
they fire their bullets
their judgment is quick
you’re the outcast
that’s the best part of all
© dorianna ric
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This poem is response to Quadrille #64 challenge @ dversepoets.com
Nice ending where the best part is being the outcast.
Thank you Frank…yes, best to not be part of a finger pointing, bullying in-crowd 🙂
Outcast is EXACTLY where I would want to be! Well done, dorianna!
Thank you whimsy 🙂
I love the word quidnunc…so there was a reason i suffered through latin class!
I was in an orphanage in my youth so I was always the outcast that was critized or ridiculed. It wasn’t till my early 20’s I realized how lucky I was to be the outcast *_~
Well said…the rhymes work well as does your conclusion.
Thank you Janice for the visit and the nice comment.
OH, it is better to be an outcast than being a judgmental prick or a quidnunc in this case.
I liked the ending couplet — it is this wise acceptance that made me smile. Well-penned. 🙂
Many thanks for your kind comment. Appreciate your visit.
Great ending about being the outcast!
Thank you 🙂 Happy you stopped by.
I have always detested bullies and enjoy defeating them in my day job now! Unlike your friend Victoria, above, honestly, I didn’t know what a quidnunc was! So, thank you for sharing some great writing and teaching me a new word!!
you are most welcome…I love discovering new words too. Thank you for stopping by again, I so love your kind comments. I am glad you get to now defeat the bullies too.
Thanks for this, I really like your last 2 lines. So true. 🙂
Thank you for stopping by Crystal…yes, the last two lines carry the import for sure.
communal tongue is such an interesting phrase, community should include not exclude a member – very nicely composed quadrille with a new word for me today-quidnunc , not sure how i would use it in conversation or writing but I am liking the sound of it. well done
I like the way you picked up on’communal’. You are so right, it should be inclusive. Unfortunately, too often does when community groups form…generally they form to keep someone out.
Loving the twist in the ending line. That communical tongue can be dangerous. Have a good weekend!!!
Thank you Grace, appreciate the visit and the comment. Happy weekend to you!
This line is powerful…”communal tongue is a gun”. So true!! Voices merged together can do so many more positive things.
thank you Mish..you are so right, voices joined together are a powerful force either for good or for bad.
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