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Below is the poem entitled NOT LAYING DOWN (anymore) which was written by poet John Trusty. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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(The Traveler) known far and wide as the “Cowboy” had become quite (Disenchanted) after 
reading Rhonda’s (Communiqué!) He felt as though the (Weight of the World) was unfairly 
placed on his shoulders. He was outraged! How dare she accuse him of any wrong doing? 
After (A Lifetime of Love) (The Magic Trio) as he liked to call it, had become (Two Too 
Square) for her tastes. The Cowboy felt all it needed was a little (Resuscitation) to become a 
(“Jubilant”) thing in his life once more. Then this (Ultimate Adieu) arrived from Rhonda, one 
of his two paramours. Rhonda the bronze (Beach Baby) was (A Legend in Life), well known 
at the seaside and in (The Village) for the (Racy Red) string bikini she often wore.

Rhonda had become sick and tired of the cowboy and his (Clandestine) one sided trysts with 
two women. (Now and Forever) she wanted to be an (Opulent Orchid) in a singular 
(Resplendent Romance). She was fed up being some dizzy (Dream Catcher) who had 
become a (Suburbia Special) reality show ranked 2nd in a (Catalog of the Cowboy)s 
Those of us (In the Know) realized she was finally activating a long anticipated (Survival 
Sequence). That fatal message she sent to the cowboy had nothing but her (Death 
Definitions) written all over it. Grabbing only her essentials she has taken (Flight). By her 
actions, the (Pearl in the Oyster) of our seaside village has vowed she will no longer play 
(“Doubles”) with her love life. The (Pendulum) always swings two ways! 

*Narrative derived from the poem titles of Linda-Marie Bariana, "Sweetheart" of the Soup

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  1. Date: 5/31/2010 6:39:00 AM
    What a wonderful and kind thing to do. I think it is fantastic. Well done. It rates a 7 for me. Constance

  1. Date: 5/30/2010 9:16:00 PM
    well, good for Rhonda, It reminds me of the song "help me Rhonda, help me get her out of my life!" congratulations on doing another narrative using titles of poems from one poet. And no wonder this one turned out like it did,knowing linda!! Just Kidding, LInda!! (or am I?) Again, John, way to go, and thanks again for the one you did for me. Luv, Andrea P.s Love how you incorporated the actual tiny red bikini of Linda's!

  1. Date: 5/30/2010 5:55:00 PM
    Great John ..thankxxx so very much... lovely idea u have ..original and unique.. with luv from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 5/30/2010 4:22:00 PM
    Spectacular John and so appreciate all the titles u chose to create this special poem from my poetry... reply to Soup Mail a few.. with luv from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 5/30/2010 10:34:00 AM
    You honor all the authors in this great narrative, John. Still don't know how you can be so successful in employing the titles this way. But it certainly fact, it rocks! Love, Carolyn