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Silly Lines

~ Silly Lines~

My main line muse ran away on this sunny this day –
 My confuser got confused - rhythms upside down -
My pen went dry – rhymes on strike -
 Thesaurus got away.

Searched for foot lines on the face of a blue lined moon
 Then looked around for yards and yards of a water line;
Ran a tag line at the park breaking through the line
 While my hash line ran away with a silver spoon.

Drank some tasty lime punch line – my giggles burped -
 Found a copper penny lost, sitting on the red A-line -
Crossed a plot line - story screamed - angry zip line 
 Couldn’t find the frayed drag line – I got usurped!

Went to a bar almost bought all the current date lines
 Hollow words of neck lines – what a bunch of air lines;
Took the bus – had to duck – bruising my head line
Tripped then fell - almost drown in the deep stream line.
Gained some weight – oh, oh, no – belt line now a little snug;
 A little late –find myself running behind the time line;
Invitation RSVP - dancing in the party line;
 Sporting polka-dots - a new inclined spot line - I shrug.

I see police come to arrest some crooked lines
 Riding on the bee line with a honey of a ticket;
A standing line almost faints sweating in the sun
 Doubts rise up - questions sneer - reservations of fine lines.

My muse returned from her day, fainted on the spot, 
 Had to duck while choruses of lines ran run-amuck;
Told me all of this was just plain asinine
 Not too late to get it straight - back into line tatter tot.

Fragile words shattered when dropping a line!

Copyright © Sam Kauffman | Year Posted 2020


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Date: 9/26/2020 11:36:00 PM

I don't think silly is the right word, clever seems to dwell here, amazing poetry, would love to hear this.
Date: 9/26/2020 7:29:00 PM

Wow! Sam, your poem is fun and fantastic! Maybe you muse went on vacation to the shore line - at least she didn't flat line! ;) I'm glad your muse returned! Your last stanza is an awesome finale to a clever and engaging piece. Warmest wishes, my witty friend.. ~Susan
Date: 9/26/2020 1:04:00 AM

Looks like it's time to deconfuse your confused confuser (huh?) Fun lines about fun lines, my fun friend. Just don't step on the chalk line - bad luck!
Date: 9/25/2020 6:32:00 PM

you don't have a dry spell, sam.. this is a witty poem.... perhaps the muse just needed a drink... huggs
Date: 9/25/2020 3:41:00 PM

sou[ is so quiet recently I think many are suffering with their muse vanishing for a while i know mine did a couple of months back - i enjoyed your fun poem and am so glad your muse is back:-) hugs Jan xx