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Poetry Assignment

It was “Death” you drew.
You rolled that slip of paper
between your fingers 
thin as onionskin, 
and dropped it in your pocket.
Pastel lady, 

did you wish to spare 
us? You fluttered fingers 
over the basket, and drew out 
“Patio Party,” 
a subject we must address 
before we meet again.

How many great poems 
have been penned on Death? 
How many on a
Patio Party?

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  1. Date: 3/30/2011 7:41:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Taylor

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 5:20:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved featured poem this week Taylor. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/17/2008 9:14:00 PM

    Taylor, Congratulations on YOUR POEM Being Featured this week Well deserved Wishing You A healthy and prosperous Holiday Season...HG

  1. Date: 12/17/2008 1:48:00 PM

    Interesting reflection. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Wishing you ongoing success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 12/17/2008 11:35:00 AM

    Is this a trick question? ... LOL ... I'd say a zillion on death and maybe, 2 for patio party ... smile ... what a wonderful write here, Taylor and a well-deserved selection to be a feature here at the Soup!! Congratulations. Have happy holidays and a great '09 !!

  1. Date: 12/17/2008 7:00:00 AM

    Taylor congratulations on having your poetry featured this week - Merry Christmas & God Bless, Mj

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 9:01:00 PM

    Very profound and haunting, dear Taylor. Lainie

  1. Date: 12/15/2008 5:17:00 PM

    Congratulations on your featured write of the week! Warmest wishes for a beautiful holiday season. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 12/15/2008 4:10:00 PM

    I grieve for your loss....I think? Congrats on this selection. Love, daver

  1. Date: 12/15/2008 6:10:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Taylor. Love, Carol