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Wild Orchid; Is She The One

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Wild Orchid; Is She The One

filling the radio with words of availability lot lizards selling their souls to diesel driving “Joe-s” in and out of truck cabs under a weeping moon’s protection Jane, works the night, wondering if her daddy knows lipstick on and high heels strapped as the sun sets in May call sign; “Wild Orchid” …. “Anyone looking for a good time?” a traffic jam of radio chatter…… congested air waves the August sun rises on a night of sexual crime Orchid petals caressed with greased stained hands her pale white color quickly wilts to brown the young November night is holding her final bloom evidence of violent pruning becomes talk of the town a knock on the door……………….. a flower delivered Wild Orchid’s father is asked, “Is she the one?” he checks her stem, quickly recognizing his roots inevitably, the withering of his blossom has begun……

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  1. Date: 3/7/2011 3:50:00 PM
    Such provacative use of language! Congrad's on getting your verses through round 1 of the sites International Contest! Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/1/2011 2:25:00 PM
    Congrats on the selection. A tender rendering of decadence that may be the bane of our modern civilization. Hope I haven't misread. Dave

  1. Date: 2/1/2011 8:33:00 AM
    Wonderful to see this amazing poem featured again! sounds like the lyrics of a song...I can almost hear it while driving down a country road, hearing it sung on the radio. So wonderful to read your work again! love, Carrie

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 9:03:00 PM
    Congrats Abe on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a great one to share with us all my friend with luv..

  1. Date: 1/28/2011 9:43:00 AM
    oh,my wsa this for that one contest a long time ago to start a story and leave us hanging?? What ever became of that contest and if this was not for that contest, whatever became of the wild Orchid? VEry engaging stuff! andrea

  1. Date: 10/11/2010 11:09:00 PM
    Hey, my friend! I'm missing you. Come back soon and bring one of your awesome writes....I hope everything is OK; my best wishes. Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/21/2010 12:51:00 PM
    Yo Mr. Lopez how ya been? The new school year is already starting to fly by! This is a very awesome poem keep up the good work Vato! ~Nemo~

  1. Date: 7/27/2010 2:22:00 AM
    excellent story, wrapped up in a Quatrain, love the last stanza. Harry

  1. Date: 7/24/2010 2:32:00 PM
    Its feels so good to read you again Abe,Very sad and touching poem. .Great work indeed!C.C

  1. Date: 7/24/2010 7:15:00 AM
    creative poem, great work!!

  1. Date: 7/23/2010 6:25:00 PM
    A nice creative poem and awesome characterization. Good luck in the contest

  1. Date: 7/23/2010 5:10:00 PM
    This is an AWESOME poem! So creative; I could see the story playing out in my mind. Very imaginative and sad...probably sometimes true, also. Great job, Abe. Very thought provoking. Anna

  1. Date: 7/23/2010 4:53:00 PM
    Oh wow....Abe!! What a different twist on the contest "Is she the one".!! Yes...this is sad, troubling, and almost could be a true story...glad to see it is not!! (It is so great to see you here again....we have missed you !! Hope your summer has been going well!!) :) Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 7/23/2010 4:47:00 PM
    A sad piece..a very different look at Is She the One..I enjoyed your write Abe..BG