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This piece was originally submitted in January of last year (2018) in tandem with "It's A Process". A year later, now I believe it's old and strong enough to stand on its own two feet.

I always try to write poems with a plot, Sometimes pithy, and sometimes not. My muse and I team up as one, But if she quits before it's done, And I can't finalize what's within, I'm left without a plot to pith in.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 3/8/2019 3:11:00 PM
Hello Jim Slaughter, as i read this poem, i am drinking lemon water. It is refreshing. In this poem you referred to your muse as female, why did you do this? Have a nice day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 3/9/2019 12:57:00 PM
Thank you for telling me. Thank you I did learn something from you.Have a nice day my friend.
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Jim Slaughter
Date: 3/8/2019 3:39:00 PM
Thanks, Darlene. Lemon water...hmmm. I refer to my muse as "she" because she is. All the nine muses were Greek goddesses. My main one is Thalia, goddess of comedy and pastoral poetry. We're still working on the "pastoral" part...
Date: 2/28/2019 4:41:00 PM
HA HA HA! That is hilarious!
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Jim Slaughter
Date: 3/1/2019 5:49:00 AM
Thanks, P.S.
Date: 2/20/2019 9:37:00 PM
Jim, this is an absolute FAVE, and I'll even tell you why: #1 -- The title. I had visions of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet,' when I eyeballed it. "The play's the thing // that will catch the conscience of the King." (Or some such, as I recall). And #2: This is as funny as poem as I recall reading on the Soup in my 1 1/4 years here. Bravo!! Best wishes, Gershon
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Jim Slaughter
Date: 2/23/2019 1:05:00 PM
Thanks, Gershon. I'm not a Shakespeare scholar by any means, but I believe your suggestion is from "Hamlet", and it says something about "the play's the thing". But hey "play", "plot"...banana, banahna...I'm just glad you "got" my attempt at humor.
Date: 2/18/2019 9:46:00 PM
Superb :)
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Jim Slaughter
Date: 2/23/2019 1:02:00 PM
Thank you, Swetha.
Date: 2/17/2019 3:29:00 PM
Haha.. love that last line!
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Jim Slaughter
Date: 2/18/2019 5:15:00 AM
Thanks, S O.
Date: 2/17/2019 1:29:00 PM
Hello Jim Slaughter, I think this poem stood u very well. have a nice day my friend.
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Jim Slaughter
Date: 2/18/2019 5:15:00 AM
Has a "lower center of gravity", perhaps...Thanks, Darlene.
Date: 2/17/2019 12:50:00 PM
LOL Delightful, Jim.
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Jim Slaughter
Date: 2/18/2019 5:13:00 AM
Line, thanks.
Date: 2/17/2019 12:08:00 PM
.... Whoosh. Into the faves.
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Jim Slaughter
Date: 2/18/2019 5:13:00 AM
Thanks, Maureen. Love the "whoosh"...