Funny Girl – Rose J. Fairchild

Rose J. Fairchild – Strength in healing

Brave & Reckless

A fly up on the wall.
You build me up
To knock me down
You love to watch me fall.
A funny girl,
A silly girl,
Your laughter is so cruel.
I’m put aside
And left alone
Until you need your Fool.
I acquiesce;
I bow and scrape—
And lick up scraps of love,
But watch your back!
I’m waking up,
And I will rise above.
Your bitterness
and cruel nuance
Have cut me to the soul,
But scar tissue
And hardened heart
Have finally made me whole.

I live in upstate NY with my husband, two kids, and furry companions. I work at a local library where I act as a clerk and do all the children’s programming, both on and offsite. Currently, I am working on a retelling of “Beauty and the Beast,” which is one of my all-time favorite fairytales! The main character is based…

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