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Life's Work
by Patricia Gomes

Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Tell me no and I'll tell you yes ... then spit in your eye.


Life's Work
(for a Beloved, albeit nameless, Mentor)

She loved my work,
but pointed out
that she'd found my hat
a Distraction.
It will take away from your reading,
your work,
your blood-soaked verse.
She told me so
in red marker
across the bottom of my page: an A
with a parenthesized aside.  A comment
for my consideration.
I thanked her and proceeded
to consider.
I could have hated her,
could have held a grudge,
could have labeled her a Has Been, could have


stopped writing;

instead, I bought a new hat,
and continue to do so whenever her name comes up
in conversation.  Each hat
more outlandish,
more ornate,
gaudier
than the last.



 

© 2005
 

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Reviewed by richard poor 4/2/2006
ahhh,too good!!! but you know, maybe "she" inspired more than you believe,because you write whenever you think of her,how cool a revenge is that?
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/5/2005
Rebellious piece. Never wore a hat... ...never will.

Ron
Reviewed by ***** ********* (Reader) 4/8/2005
Love.
The.
Message.

I enjoyed this iron-barbed, sardonic peek behind the curtain... great write!
Reviewed by Sue Hess 4/7/2005
patricia i don't know how i have missed you so far, i love everything i have read of yours so far. i'm not going to leave comments on all i go back and read or i will start to sound repititious but i seriously enjoy your work
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 4/7/2005
Patricia,
I'm just sitting here with my mouth open, not saying a word.
It's almost as though you reached right inside me and pulled out every imperfect thought I ever had, and are displaying them on the radio antenna through town on a Saturday afternoon.
I just can't imagine one as talented as you ever considering to stop writing so this must just be one of those poems that appeared when you lifted your pen. But it sure kicked me in the butt!
Yeah, I'm guilty of wanting to quit..

Great write Pat..as usual.

Lisa
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/7/2005
Great Write...Maria said it al!!

Love tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/6/2005
Your poetry is always splendid!

Eileen
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 4/6/2005
This was good. Fits me perfectly for I wear many hats at work. Hhhhhhmmmmm...I wish I can have the courage that you have.

Wonderful inspiring write indeed!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 4/6/2005
Can I just say Amen! This is such an excellent
poem showing a perfect example of honoring
your "inner" voice! I am applauding!

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