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Julie McCurdy

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Julie McCurdy is a community activist and columnist for Street Roots, a street paper in Portland, Oregon. In 2009, McCurdy wrote a powerful first person narrative on being a woman, and becoming homeless in a strange land. She currently resides in SE Portland, and is working on publishing her first work of poetry.

I am a sinner learning how to saint
and a saint learning how to sin

I am everything
your mother warned you about
A grown up woman who is
learning how
to get un-grown
a homosapien
learning slowly
how to become human

Somewhere along this bumpy road
other peoples opinions lost their
ability to define who i am
and the rules that society lives by
slipped away
allowing me to form
my own opinions
and my own rules

I  am poet-activist-writer

Along the way, by accident
not with malice of forethought,
it wasn’t the goal
it was just part of my journey’s unfolding
human, learning how to be
bare with the rough edges

While you pursue
the verbal pictures I paint
i’m still very much a work in progress

If you are curious as to where i’ve been
and what formed the skewed views and slanted opinions that grace this smile
it’s all there in black and white, waiting for you


The legacy

The truth on where I found voice

What I want…

Oppression’s Impression

Muses’s Misconceptions

Bittersweet Release

The MCCURDY’S Lament

One of Life’s Ugly Little Mysteries

Open Letter to the Perp

Little Sister


Written by lickmypoetry

May 29, 2010 at 11:25 am

6 Responses

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  1. I’m so honored to share some cyber space with you Julie. Your work is so powerful and inspiring. Thanks.


    June 30, 2010 at 11:28 am

    • ditto back atcha-we should do coffee sometime-


      July 9, 2010 at 7:10 pm

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