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Ink-Spatters

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Ink-Spatters

"Ink-Spatters"

By Rachel Heffington

I'm a poetess, an authoress, a gal of story-tell

And I haven't all the fashion of a perfect Southern Belle

And I mayn't be the prettiest or smartest in the land

But I've got a world inside a world inside of my right hand.

Oh I've only got to grasp a pen and all my dreams spill out

Like a tea-pot with an inky-rinky-dinky sort of spout.

I have children by the droves and a husband with a nib

And my baby wears an inky-spotted, blotting-sanded bib.

I am Queen and I am regent, I am rogue and I am cad

And these tumble out my finger-tips onto a paper pad.

Yes I wield enormous power over characters and plot

And my duties: they are many,  and my worries: they're a lot.

But I wouldn't change a bit of it--no, not a single line

For I think that being Authoress is really rather fine.

So I'll keep my ink and paper and my ratchy-scratchy pen

And I'll scribble out my stories till I come upon The End.

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  1. Date: 1/18/2013 2:32:00 PM
    stopingh by to read your cool poem again love the pattern here xx davidscott

  1. Date: 8/10/2012 9:43:00 AM
    YOUR WORDING IS VERY UNQIE I HAVE NOT HEARD OF THE WORD CAD COOLO WRITE VERY INSIGHTFUL XXD AVID SCOTT

  1. Date: 6/30/2012 12:48:00 PM
    From my favorite poets list I choose today to read from your works and I am very blessed in the doing. I really enjoy reading your poems out loud, the "sing" so well. Thanks for sharing.

  1. Date: 3/30/2012 8:50:00 AM
    A fantastic expression! I like unto you feel the need to pen my thoughts. That's what I love to do and love Poetry Soup for allowing me the oppertunity. A good poem we who are authors can well appreciate.

  1. Date: 3/28/2012 4:27:00 PM
    this is wonderful! i love everything about it - the topic, the flow, the rhyme, the language. (my favorite couplet is the one beginning "I am Queen..."). thanks for a great read!

  1. Date: 3/28/2012 1:53:00 PM
    It was a pleasure to read this poem, like it alot Rachel. Have a lovely week. - oxox love Anne-Lise