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Wrung Out

Limp as an ignored marionette,
the sun has melted all my bones.
I've never known such heat before,
I've always lived in temperate zones.
I'm thirsty but I cannot move
to get myself a cooling drink.
My sizzled brain can't calculate
the distance to the kitchen sink.
I need someone to prop me up,
someone adept at pulling strings,
for by myself I cannot move
no matter what the next hour brings.

For Debbies's contest


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  1. Date: 8/6/2013 2:31:00 PM
    awesome , JOyce, yours is one of the funnest of the winning entries to read! Congrats for your win.

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 9:45:00 AM
    A nice winning poem Joyce, :-) Congrats... love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 7:47:00 PM
    Joyce, this is an awesome win..Congratulations, In DG's "Dream On" contest... always...Linda

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 6:32:00 PM
    I feel like this a lot! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/4/2013 2:40:00 PM
    Excellent contest entry..Enjoyed reading this one today..I am glad that I chose it to read..Sara

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 7:17:00 PM
    this reminds me of mississippi. it built up a tolerance to the heat but then again what tolerance.

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 10:16:00 AM
    This reminds me much of living in Las Vegas. Perfect descriptions of getting blasted with heat waves :) Well done

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 9:48:00 AM
    Joyce, my dear, you have great talent and have put it to good use in penning this certain winner... Jake

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 5:43:00 AM
    Take heart my friend, this should lift you high, for 'tis a fine poem!

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 5:00:00 AM
    I love this Joyce gl in contest Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 1:19:00 PM
    The heat can wipe you out. Loved this poem and I can feel the heat. Betty

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 5:36:00 PM
    Joyce, I live in south Louisiana and know where you're coming from...The heat and humidity presses down on you and it is hard to take a deep breath...'Limp as an ignored marionette'...Love it! - Tim

  1. Date: 7/22/2013 9:13:00 AM
    Joyce, this is a wonderful write! So glad I stopped by today! Love, Kim