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Sad Muse
by Dale Clark
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Sad Muse


The muse is easily depressed

leaving early

from the party

while the crowd loudly howled

amidst drunken stupors

in the foray


The muse avoids hangovers

like the plague

and foggy eyes

blur the view

Verdant though it is

and flowers bloom

no drunk can stand

The aroma


The wind whispers musically

fresh flowers her weakness

She’s the poets only mistress

and so jealous

She watches at the window

as the shadows play

and the door opens

She runs away

with nary a word

of explanation


The muse is sad

easily depressed

She’s disappointed

belonging to you

depressed phrasing

with nary a rhyme

and the crowd howls

The drunken muse is loud

obnoxiously she leers

with disgust in her eyes


She sees the shadows

are lovers

They slip sadly in the corners

as the door opens

and she laughs out loud

in mute sadness


The poet has forgotten

his pen and ink

It’s spilled and stained

and whispers are strained


The muse goes into depression

has a jealous rage

and you jot it down

hoping for one more phrase

just one stanza

to capture her love


The music plays in the background

while we listen

The muse has spoken

and she’s a jealous mistress


She’s a verdant green muse

and blooming

She’s flowered

in spring

and blossomed

She told me so

kissing me sweetly

and therein lies the ruse


She never whispered love

She howled it at me


She’s a sad muse

easily confused


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Reviewed by jude forese 2/26/2004
She never whispered love
She howled it at me
She’s a sad muse
easily confused

Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 2/26/2004
Dale...your creativity is awesome my friend...Just awesome...another deep deep write from n luck...BHUWAN
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/25/2004
Yes, a muse can be moody but, as Floria says, look at us. Thank you, Dale. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 2/25/2004
The muse is wise...and very emotional...great writing Dale...I
suppose they get confused at times too...after all ......look
who they reside
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 2/24/2004
think you hit the nail on the head with this one
Reviewed by Trixie Love 2/24/2004
Well penned Dale....

Great write

Trixie :)
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/24/2004
Very creative and well expressed.
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 2/24/2004
This is so creative crafted well from this jealous Muse.....
It is truly like this when we as poets leave and then after
we try to work that it becomes strained at times i really believe this .... Awesome piece you have created with this mistress muse.

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