86th Birthday of Marilyn Monroe

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Forever 36, Marilyn Monroe would have been 86 today.

Marilyn Over the Rainbow
By Annette Marie Hyder
Previously published in Empowerment4Women Magazine

If heaven is a place
“over the rainbow”
where ruby slippers shimmer
and ruby red lips part over pearly whites
of laughter
and blue birds of happiness really do sing
the thoughts of your equally blue eyes
and if heaven is a place where all the good “gods” go —
the celebrities/deities of various grades A, B, and C —
then that is where I will picture you
so shiny and always smiling
at gusts of wind that whip your dress into a frenzy
but not your composure
that is cocksure-serene-pouty-posing-pure
and as white-hot-gold as your hair
for real.
I see you there.

Links of interest:
Marilyn Monroe to get hologram treatment
Marilyn Monroe’s star to get birthday rededication


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