who the hell do you think you are?
the echoes follow me like stray bogs snapping
the meaning is barbaric
they mean it to be mean
and to wipe the name from my being
making me nameless and nothing
like my very existence is this question/accusation
hung up ugly for all and sundry to see and to shun
barbara is strange / outlandish
i grow up strange and foreign-language absurdity
i give out sporadic flashes of eye-lit verdancy
no-one understands, see, i am shameless
barbara is emerald wit eloquence and foresight
weren’t expecting that?
barbara is a symbol such as
awareness love wisdom
light knowledge truth
how dare you….!
i claim you!
barabal – i give you my word i promise
bairbre – i avow you are nothing strange nor hellish
go forth and practice barbara
the protectrice against bitter
fire brimstones / lightning bones
reveal sincerity of feeling, sister
btw april 14 2021
Barbara: meaning strange or foreign / greek/ Bairbre /irish/ Barbabal / gaelic/
root of the word barbaric
spiritual meaning: symbol of knowledge or truth
precious stone: emerald
Barbara: protectrice against fire and lightning
Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that delves into the meaning of your first or last name.