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She calls on me, intermittently In fickle favor, in spotty dictionaries My demure, distracted destiny She is the unrequited lover, the absent mother She is Santa, granting wishes Upon orphan dinner dishes Then, flitting through my mind's back door Leaving me her messy, unfinished chores She is sly mischief's mocking whim She is moonlight's pull, waxing and dim She arrives on trumpet's fanfare glory To bestow in my beggar's palms, a story I am too poor to pass her by Too thirsty, her nectar to deny I am the third string, the second select Her stepchild of benign neglect She is my bitter pleasure, my inconvenient pride My every frustration, my only tribe I am a poet on part time pay As full time runs a five second delay. 6/28/19

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Date: 10/27/2020 10:27:00 PM
One fave line: "I am the third string, the second select / Her stepchild of benign neglect". Another: "My demure, distracted destiny". A third: "granting wishes / Upon orphan dinner dishes". We really can feel like orphans awaiting handouts as she flits about in her whimsical manner. Terrific writing, Michelle, another fave for me. ~ John
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 10/30/2020 9:03:00 PM
Thank you for your feedback on this, yet another poem to the teasing minx we call the Muse :)
Date: 7/5/2019 1:49:00 AM
This is fantastic, my friend!!! A FAVE FAV for me.... LOVE it!! ;)
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 7/15/2019 10:28:00 PM
Thank you, that means a lot!
Date: 7/3/2019 12:02:00 PM
superb personification ... not sure if I can enter as my muse is still being fickle lol I especially love the line 'In fickle favor, in spotty dictionaries' really made me smile :-) hugs Jan xx
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 7/15/2019 10:29:00 PM
That line was a last second addition - it seems to be popular! Thanks for your comment, Jan!
Date: 7/2/2019 6:28:00 AM
AWesome poetry, love the imagery,
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 7/2/2019 3:49:00 PM
Thank you, glad to hear it!
Date: 6/30/2019 11:16:00 PM
"I am a poet on part time pay As full time runs a five second delay." Wow! So profound. Thanks for sharing your talent... (I would say, not "part time." God bless you.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 7/1/2019 3:25:00 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Beata.
Date: 6/30/2019 2:11:00 PM
for me this is TOP NOTCH. I have not seen other enties yet, but for me, this is a clear winner! FAVE
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 6/30/2019 4:08:00 PM
Thank you so much Andrea (but it's actually my contest - I guess I can't place my own poem in my own contest!)
Date: 6/30/2019 8:30:00 AM
Wow...so many great lines. Very lovely.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 6/30/2019 4:06:00 PM
Thanks for your visit and comment, appreciate it-
Date: 6/30/2019 2:25:00 AM
This is really good Michelle. Really original. “Spotty dictionaries”, “demure,distracted destiny”, “orphan dinner dishes” ... great stuff. Hard to match for the contest!
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 6/30/2019 4:04:00 PM
Thanks, Nina (actually ' spotty dictionaries' was a last second addition, it came to me literally as I was typing it to post to the website!)
Date: 6/29/2019 9:28:00 PM
Michelle, love this metaphoric write. Your word-play here borders on genius level.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 6/30/2019 3:58:00 PM
So flattered by your compliment, Caren!
Date: 6/29/2019 9:04:00 PM
Such a lively list of metaphors and personifications, Michelle! Janice
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 6/30/2019 3:56:00 PM
I didn't even think about the personification angle, thank you, Janice.
Date: 6/29/2019 7:18:00 AM
Very well crafted my friend...you should get another part-time job...and make full time lol...sending love...^WW^
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 6/29/2019 3:10:00 PM
So glad for your kind comments, thank you.
Date: 6/28/2019 11:30:00 PM
This is so good, your muse has granted you favour. Thanks for your visit.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 6/29/2019 12:00:00 AM
And thank you for your visit as well!
Date: 6/28/2019 6:26:00 PM
Very nicely done, Michelle! Great imagery!
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 6/28/2019 11:59:00 PM
Thank you, Kim!