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Take-out
by Morgan B Merriweather
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Sometime in the January afterhours,

one neon sign flashes the sleepy town

or the police stations tiny blue light will blip,

and the wind chimes tattle to the walls

of carved hangings in snot color jade,

or the foreign cities in jigsaw puzzles,

as the red tassel retorts and sways over the embossed gold calendar,

and the man in the sweatpants and leather jacket watches the tropical fish circle around,

his lady scrunches her nose to order by number

hot pink silk orchid in the vase,

only a quarter for the gumball and the missing children,

and the tile floor spews out beneath the door,

a mosaic of butts and gum pancakes wedged between the cracks

and the wind chimes tattle to the walls,

wrapped in my scarf and cold

my gloves clutching the brown paper bag

metal ribbons to be sprung

and the black stained windows on Main Street taunt with emptiness,

with only my footprints in the increasing white dust that levels the ground

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Odin Roark 2/25/2012
As I've often said to other poets, there's little value in work of overused words and ideas that have become cliche. Your erudite wordsmithing of the common in the uncommon place (a poem) makes my point precisely. You have a subtle and genuine ability to express images that truly "mean something" to those of us believing the sub text carries the message of intimate understanding. Thank you for another inspiring read.
Reviewed by Laurel Lamperd 1/28/2012
and the black stained windows on Main Street taunt with emptiness

Such a great line. I'm not keen on the descriptive - snot color jade though although it probably describes it to a T. Ho hum. Just me
Reviewed by Andy Turner 1/19/2012
If I read this as an open paragraph in a novel, I'd buy it without thought. As it is faultless writing and, has me wondering, well, what is going to happen, in this town that you've vividly painted. Your talent is phenomenal, not many can write like this and, this is your unique style. Do let it grow. BTW, my mum loves your name. lol

Hmmm, this does make me think of the likes of GK Chestertons' works and the way he pulled the reader in. e.g. A man called thursday.... Fine work, indeed.
Reviewed by Ruan Mills Burke 1/18/2012
Love this! It took me right there - I could see it all - right down to the butts and gum!
Marvellous imagery.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 1/17/2012
Vibrant technicolour cinematic poetry, Morgan! Like the opening scene of a blockbuster movie. Intrigue and fascination lurk... to be continued~? xx
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 1/16/2012
Getting food to go is always a journey,
and You *Morgan* sure made this journey
one of wisdom!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by JMS Bell 1/16/2012
I'VE ALWAYS BEEN GRATEFUL FOR 'TAKE-OUTS'...A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN WALK IN AND GET WHATEVER IT IS ON THE MENU THAT YOU WANT...AND...ALONG THE WAY, PICK UP THE STUFF THAT'S NOT ON THE MENU BUT HAS MADE AN IMPRESSION ON YOU. THE 'STUFF' THAT YOU BRING BACK WITH YOU...THE 'STUFF' THAT EITHER ADDS...OR TAKES AWAY FROM...THE DELIGHT OF USING THEM. ABSOLUTELY FINE! I LIKE YOUR STYLE...ALWAYS HAVE AND ALWAYS WILL. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by richard cederberg 1/16/2012
A stewpot of intense imagery MM. At once palpable but also characterized by a kind of insubstantiality that seems as if the writer is putting on, and taking off, kaleidoscopic glasses to further the insights. Awesome! "and the wind chimes tattle to the walls of carved hangings in snot color jade..." 'Snot color jade' got me good in the gut. I won't elaborate, but I'm never eating chinese food again. hahahaha ...
Peace and continued inspiration ... r
Reviewed by John Domino 1/15/2012
A visual treasure in poetic fashion.
Reviewed by jude forese 1/15/2012
vivid well developed images ....
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/15/2012
You have recreated and shared the scene and the experience very effectively through your verses here, Morgan. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 1/15/2012
Vivid images of Chinese takeout. There are Chinese restaurants in every city of the world. And, unbelievably, they serve, pretty much the same food.

Beautifully written and fully understood.

Ron
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 1/15/2012
Walking beside you in this January ambiance.
Splendid visuals. Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Richard King 1/15/2012
and still,,,, those wind chimes.... This is a very interesting write, Morgan. I read it and then re-read it several more times. Like it, missed reading your stuff, glad you’re back. Dick
Reviewed by Joy Hale 1/15/2012
Highly visual words. Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 1/15/2012
Vibrantly eloquent!
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 1/15/2012
This is awesome Morgan!!!! I love how you brought me right there. I think I might have to go get some take out!!

Good to see you writing again, welcome back, I surely have missed you much.

Peace, love and light,
Amber
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 1/15/2012
You can really write! I am very inpressed by the way you string together your beautiful words...I see your footprints and I am so glad that I do.
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