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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

AND SO ON



No one is crazy
about a poem
that goes on
and on
and on
and on
and on 
and on 
and on
and so on
(you gotta get out there and slop the pigs!)

A poem should be

like a good fight with your girlfriend. 

Say it succinctly

have it mean something
make it feel like a stab in the heart
and get out of there.

Come back later.


Approach cautiously

and take a peek
to see if "she" still looks friendly.

Then dress her up a little

and get ready
for her big debut with your friends!


20 comments:

  1. Ah.. yes a poem has to be succinct and to the point... though a fight with my girlfriend can go on and on... (I like the leaving part though)

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    1. That's why you get out of there, fast--lol

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  2. Yes! Good and fun analogy. I once wrote:
    I want a poem
    I can live happily ever after with
    even if we fight

    I want a poem
    that will talk to me
    but one that won’t say
    what it thinks I want to hear

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    1. That's lovely, Colleen. Poems are like children, and they do sass you sometimes :)

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  3. Thank you for sharing this look aside

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  4. Nice one
    🌹😄🌻

    Much love...

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  5. ya ... really nice ... you almost nailed "her", uhm, I meant to say "it", friend catnip ... cuz all she prolly wants to do is dress up for you only, no? Love, cat,

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    1. Well, U know, U never have to "dress up" for me!

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  6. perfect... especially if she is still there when you come back later!!! ����

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    1. Put her away in a drawer, but don't forget which one it is!

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  7. Love this! Yeah that really is what it's like, all around. Though I think the part about leaving and coming back must be learned. Whew!

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    1. HA...yeah...there should be a mandatory cooling off period in both scenarios. (Eventually learned through trial--and sometimes costly--error.)

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  8. Ah - you've given me another laugh! So nice to read from you again. Yes, I think fights should be like that - short - and the cooling, the coming back again and taking her out for a dance, a fancy night on the town - yes, I'd like that, too. :-) Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Stacie, and great to hear from you again!

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  9. Smiling I am! Edit, edit, edit! The power of words....just a few of them! :)

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    1. Thanks so much! Yes,edit...that's the magic word!

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  10. Delightful. Love all the metaphors.

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