Won’t – Author Brenda-Lee Ranta


I was walking down a hallway yesterday

caught an image of myself there in the glass

I was surprised, I didn’t even recognize

the image of the woman looking back


I strolled through life, thought I had the answers

Thinking every year, I grew wiser all the time

Would make myself believe I was evolving

Truth is ignorance can be sublime


Psychology is nothing more than ink blots on the pages

when in the end, all you have is art

Philosophy is nothing more than witty thoughts and phrases

but can’t tell truth or fantasy apart


Turned on the radio to hear the news today

they said that crimes of passion are on the rise

A man came home, with a big bouquet of flowers

and shot the wife he’d grown to despise


There was this girl just standing on the corner

She was barely dressed a looked a bit confused

The talk in town was that she was a hooker

But as a kid, been sexually abused


Religion is a club where sinners go to feel better

when in the end, God is in your soul

Sociology in just a way to analyze a culture

trying to fit the square peg in a hole


I won’t walk that way, because it is familiar

won’t talk that way, just to sound informed

I won’t think that way because you say it’s better

won’t act that way, to just appear transformed


Don’t want to be the girl, that everyone admires,

won’t be the one whose trying to impress

Will be the woman to set your heart on fire

Will be the one whose different from the rest


Psychology is nothing more than ink blots on the pages

when in the end, all you have is art.


© Brenda-Lee Ranta


Excerpt from the book “Myriad of Perceptions”

brenda About the Author

Brenda-Lee Ranta resides in a small mining town, in Timmins, Ontario, Canada.  She has been employed with her local Police Service for 19 years. She shares her journey with her life partner, who is a musician, poet and lyricist; their rescue dog, Jake and rascal cat Fritz. She is the mother of three children, two step-children and three grandchildren.  They are her greatest pride and joy.

 Always moved by poetry and prose, she has been most inspired by the works of Leonard Cohen, an amazing Canadian word-smith. This is her first book containing a cross section of her works.

 Visit Brenda-Lee’s Author Page At: www.ctupublishinggroup.com/brenda-lee-ranta-.html

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3 replies

  1. Wonderful piece! Reminds me of a Nietzsche quote: The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.


  2. I thank you very kindly 🙂



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