Underneath Pearly Teeth Lies A Diamond Jaw

Take each kick in the teeth
which you receive
as a brilliant opportunity
for you to grow
a whole new row
of sturdy, pearly whites.

After each set back
get back up and fight
– do not adhere to fear
but write
and let your words burn brighter
than they ever did before.

For though your ego’s sore
you must ignore
those vain and unjust roars
that emanate from an endless source of
vague and aimless self-pity.

So keep growing, and keep showing
those pretty teeth;
Keep exploring new ways
to make them gleam;
for the supporting plinth
from which they spring
is a resilient, brilliant diamond jaw.

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Bunny Burns

I love words; both reading and writing them. I've started this site in order to have a depository for all the random ramblings which are continually swirling around my mind. Some of the aforementioned ramblings may be quite serious but the majority probably won't be. I'm a single mother living in Norwich. I'm also autistic. This isn't the defining component of my personality, although it is a significant one, and one which I think has a heavy influence on my writing, which is why I choose to highlight it. I also feel no shame over being autistic and refuse to perceive it as a disability. The way I see it, life is hard work whichever way your brain is wired up. Aside from all things wordy, I also love music. I find it to be an incredible mood enhancer, as well as a great enabler for the imagination. I love all kinds of music, though hard house in particular - as everything in life is better when it's hard... I hope you enjoy my musings and thank you for reading! I can also be found on www.twitter.com/@bhhburns

3 thoughts on “Underneath Pearly Teeth Lies A Diamond Jaw”

  1. Hello ,

    I saw your tweet about animals and thought I will check your website. I like it!

    I love pets. I have two beautiful thai cats called Tammy(female) and Yommo(male). Yommo is 1 year older than Tommy. He acts like a bigger brother for her. 🙂
    I have even created an Instagram account for them ( https://www.instagram.com/tayo_home/ ) and probably soon they will have more followers than me (kinda funny).

    I wanted to subscribe to your newsletter, but I couldn’t find it. Do you have it?

    Keep up the good work on your blog.


    1. Hi Wiki,

      Thank you for taking the time to check out my site! I have to admit I’m not very good at figuring out how technology works, hence not been able to sort out a newsletter yet (or being on Instagram, either). I absolutely love animals, though at the moment I can’t afford to have any pets 🙁 But I’m definitely hoping to have a cat in the future, as I grew up with them and they make truly awesome pets 🙂

      As I’m not on Instagram, I can’t follow you on there yet, but please let me know what your account name is on Twitter, so I can take a look at your stuff and follow you there.


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