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Life According to Miss Ooh-La-La

She sits perched, like a gorgeous gargoyle, upon the boulder splotched with spots of mint chocolate ice cream moss - the wind tasting her lovely locks as if it were spicy cinnamon straight off the tree. It excites the senses (to put it frankly) watching her gaze pierce the sapphire roof of the world with a challenge to be met. Or was it the twinkle in her smile that shone like polished ivory, reminding me of the legalities of elephantine tusks, and the slippery slope of falling for that gracious grin and hallowed hope. It could just be, she's got a lasso on my heart, that takes delight in my vertigo - flipping and flopping much like an oval shaped wheel. I'd ask her to grease the hinges, or go back to the drawing board, but to tell the truth - it adds character to the path digging dangerously into the dirt dutifully causing a spray of pebbles to the face of normalcy. It could just be, that letting go ain't in her vocabulary, reeling me in like a big fish story in one of those backwater little ponds, that spawn such discrepancy. I'd say she's a catch, but that would be cheesy (though that does bring to mind her chef-like tendencies, plopping strawberries on my tongue with little tidbits of Wisconsin sharp cheddar) It could just be, that life according to Miss Ooh-La-La couldn't get any better ... ... then again it could just be I'm waxing eloquently.

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Date: 9/28/2016 6:18:00 AM
Gorgeous gargoyle! Yes! Nice colorful descriptions throughout. I like how you compared her smile to that of the immaculate ivory of the elephant. Beautiful work here! "watching her gaze pierce the sapphire roof of the world with a challenge to be met" Love that moment of beholding the gal. Awesome work yet again my friend. Always, Laura
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Date: 2/28/2016 9:21:00 PM
What a poetic tale you have weaved! Loved how you illustrated this, I think she has a twin in Canada! :)
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 2/29/2016 3:00:00 AM
Thanks Arthur. You sound like one lucky man.
Date: 2/28/2016 6:38:00 PM
wow, do you know someone like this? Tell me more, tell me more!! Cute as can be, Timothy. I love your way of using words unconventionally but not doing it in an arrogant or cloudy manner. I just hate when people write in words that I can't even decipher. It never happens with you.
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 2/29/2016 2:40:00 AM
You made my day with what you said, Andrea. To be understood is the best of feelings, and one of the greatest rewards for sharing a poem. Sometimes I don't know if people will catch on or not ... but it seems they almost always do. Thanks for your gracious and insightful comment, Andrea.
Date: 2/28/2016 8:49:00 AM
Miss Ooh-La-La has undoubtedly captured the writer's heart and imagination. The first stanza reels in the reader straight away, so does her 'pepsodent' smile:). I believe that Mr & Miss could be an ideal match and reciprocal catch! This has been a very pleasant read Timothy...natural and spontaneous in every aspect. ~ Regards // paul
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 2/29/2016 2:25:00 AM
Pepsodent smile ... lol! Appreciate the astute analysis as always. My imagination ran wild with this one ... I'm just glad you could catch up without breaking a sweat :)
Date: 2/27/2016 9:32:00 PM
Such a busy mind you have...I enjoyed following you through this piece to the end. Nice writing. J.
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 2/29/2016 2:04:00 AM
Thanks for the compliment, J. Sometimes the busy-ness is good ... and other times chaotic. But I'm happy that for you it was closer to the former than the latter :)
Date: 2/27/2016 8:05:00 PM
"Digging dangerously into the dirt dutifully, causing a spray of pebbles to the face of normalcy, it could just be, that letting go ain't in her vocabulary..." great alliteration and perspective. She's a real cavalier lover Timothy, with a passion like this everything can be redefined. The oval wheel metaphor is really xool too...J.A.B.
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 2/29/2016 2:02:00 AM
You have an eye for metaphors, and an understanding that is rewarding for me. Re-definition is one of the joys of poetry .... I'm glad you enjoyed, Justin.
Date: 2/27/2016 7:09:00 PM
You have such a way with words....Hmmmmm...which shall I give as an example of WOW...Ok...that first stanza...blew me away. Doesn't get better. Hugs
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 2/29/2016 1:47:00 AM
Thank you, dear Eileen. I appreciate your enthusiasm AND your appreciation :)
Date: 2/27/2016 6:36:00 PM
this is a wonderful poem, timothy! i love the language you've used - gorgeous imagery and the most perfect ending i can imagine. you've nailed this one...
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 2/29/2016 1:34:00 AM
Why thank you Ilene!
Date: 2/27/2016 6:24:00 PM
Terrific piece my young friend. Great imagery going on. a7++
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 2/29/2016 1:26:00 AM
Thanks Tim!
Date: 2/27/2016 6:07:00 PM
This is such a witty, heartfelt beautiful poem even if you are just waxing eloquently...lol that was a great ending my friend and an overall wonderful piece of literature!
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 2/29/2016 1:19:00 AM
Thanks Brian. I had a lot of fun with this one :)
Date: 2/27/2016 5:53:00 PM
A fave.. Love this from beginning to end ,with or without your Miss Oolala: )
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 2/29/2016 1:11:00 AM
Thanks Charmaine! It could be that Miss Ooh-La-La only exists in La-La Land ... but itches to become reality ;)