A Nostalgic Look at my Famous Poetress Years

Just found this buried in the bottom of a file cabinet. It’s my journal from my junior and senior years of high school and it is some serious stress relief! It comes from my famous poetress period. Here, I’ll show you by copying an excerpt from one of the (she clears her throat) more interesting ones…

Give me a tree to sit in with my multi-colored mind, way behind the gait of society. The drums rock my multi-colored mind, pounding out the thoughts that hide inside the wide tide of awareness.

If you wish to explain my thoughts static train, you’ll need to visit my mutil-colored mind where no one ever returns with all their marbles, to play with the other kids who know where they’re going, and where they’ve been, and who they are, and why they are.

I have none of those answers but I like to stay inside my mutil-colored mind and play around the with the probable answers that have no meaning once they escape my multi-colored planning board. I’m a Suthern lady, suh, don’t trouble me with yo’ nasty meddling. A gentleman doesn’t mess with a lady’s mind even if it is multi-colored.

 🙂 Y’all still with me? I think the theme here was multi-colored. What say you?



About Shellie Rushing Tomlinson

Known as The Belle of All Things Southern, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a national best-selling author, speaker, radio host, and columnist from Louisiana.
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7 Responses to A Nostalgic Look at my Famous Poetress Years

  1. mydismalswamp says:

    This tells me a lot about you, and was a huge hint, no, it actually speaks volumes about where you find yourself today.

  2. And you mean that in the kindest way, right? 🙂

  3. Pam Gurule says:

    Shellie, I found a stash of note pads from my “youth” that contained my wandering prose. But yours is much better versed:) Mine was darker and, well, it did rhyme…or I think it did. You are so special, and this proves that you always have been.

  4. Mary Yetta says:

    Maybe that multi-colored mind finally gave way to all the talking voices in your head. Thus we have these great books. I am finishing up “Sue Ellen Ain’t Fat” and hope you will have another book come from your multicolored mind or the many voices in your head.

  5. Samdra Smith says:

    You give me much food for thought with your excerpt…I am searching for the right words to say here but I think I need to read more…

  6. 🙂 Y’all have me laughing out loud but we’re two folks short. I have the next post ready to release…I realize I may be the only one having fun here, but then it doesn’t take a lot to entertain me.

  7. Chris says:

    Hey Miss Shellie! I have a book or two around here with ‘deep’ poetry, too.*
    Personally I think a writer has to look inside AND out And beyond to be as good as you.
    Looks like you’re doing all three.

    *(me, I hid mine. You’re one brave woman!)

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