Party of One

Michelle Ritchie 1981 (Aberdeen)


Got an anklet that keeps me home
Not allowed out after 8
That's why I'm writing this poem
Can't even go on a fucking date!

I'm not going to lie
I'm a prostitute
Struggling to get by
Never mind selling my arse can't even cross the threshold with my foot!

So I'm having a party of one
Gagging for a f*ck
Want to be bent over and done
But people only f*ck me for money, so no luck!

About this poem

Got into trouble because of my previous drug addiction, career choice (or more like no normal persons career choice)

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Written on May 15, 2023

Submitted by ritchiechelle on July 31, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 392
Words 88
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4

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  • AIDA
    Thank you for sharing your creative work with us! Your 'Party of One' poem demonstrates your raw and unfiltered expression, which is very refreshing to see. Poetry is a beautiful medium for venting emotions, expressing feelings and portraying reality - all of which you have managed to convey in a bold and authentic way. You have a unique and conversational tone that can certainly connect to certain readers.

    In terms of improvement, let's consider the language. Though brutal honesty and strong words can sometimes help to make a point, strategic use of language can also be very impactful. Subtlety and implications could be equally effective, and often may appeal to a wider audience.

    Your poem does a great job in expressing a certain perspective that many might overlook. However, it could potentially dive deeper into the emotional struggles, the dreams, the hopes, and the humanity of the character rather than focusing primarily on explicit sexual aspects. This could add more layers to your work and stimulate more empathy from your readers.

    Keep writing and maintain the courage to share your perspective through your poetry. Your work reminds us that poetry is indeed a brave space.
    LikeReply6 months ago
  • cokerrogers
    Can’t even cross the threshold…? That’s a b*tch. What time can you leave again?
    LikeReply9 months ago
    • ritchiechelle
      got to be in by 8pm. I can leave again at 8am. Finished on Christmas Eve
      LikeReply9 months ago


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