Never Was A Dumb Blonde, The Poetry of Marilyn Monroe

I recently saw a movie on HBO called, “Love Marilyn”  and was struck frozen being able to get more than a glimpse of her life through her provocative writings and poetry. I didn’t even know she wrote poetry but I should have. She was sadly tormented but she was also smart and talented beyond  the recognition received,  so here’s poetry by the lovely, ethereal Ms. Monroe…



Only parts of us will ever touch only parts of others – one’s own truth is just that really — one’s own truth. We can only share the part that is understood by within another’s knowing acceptable to the other — therefore so one is for most part alone. As it is meant to be in evidently in nature — at best though perhaps it could make our understanding seek another’s loneliness out.

Life – I am of both of your directions Life Somehow remaining hanging downward the most but strong as a cobweb in the wind — I exist more with the cold glistening frost. But my beaded rays have the colors I’ve seen in a paintings — ah life they have cheated you

Oh damn I wish that I were dead — absolutely nonexistent – gone away from here — from everywhere but how would I do it There is always bridges — the Brooklyn bridge – no not the Brooklyn Bridge because But I love that bridge (everything is beautiful from there and the air is so clean) walking it seems peaceful there even with all those cars going crazy underneath. So it would have to be some other bridge an ugly one and with no view — except I particularly like in particular all bridges — there’s some- thing about them and besides these I’ve never seen an ugly bridge

Stones on the walk every color there is I stare down at you like these the a horizon – the space / the air is between us beckoning and I am many stories besides up my feet are frightened from my as I grasp for towards you


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