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The Writer
by Michelle M Mead

Sunday, August 14, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Inspired by a painting by Javier Mulio



She wrote him a poem,

but nothing like the others before,

written for the egos of maniacs,

written for the fragility of the minds of men,

feather-light and prone to drifting.



She wrote him a poem,

because she wanted him like vanilla ice cream on a hot day,

so much so, that the taste of him was on her lips,

and she had never even kissed him, not even once,

though she could feel them, too.



She wrote him a poem,

with a rusty old lantern for light,

pink roses for affection, one open, one closed,

to signify some idiotic hope,

in both youth and wisdom combined.



She wrote him a poem,

because no other words about anything else would come,

and the pen was such an asshole about the whole thing,

but no worse than her tongue when they met face to face,

all control lost, words swallowed down hard, a bittersweet pill.

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Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 10/13/2011
I love the way you write,this poem was easy to swallow and I am hungry for more of your poetry.
Best wishes
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 8/16/2011
This was amazing!!!!! LOVED your beautifully crafted phrases!!!!! Awesome poetry, Michelle. One of your BEST!

Reviewed by Laurel Lamperd 8/15/2011
because she wanted him like vanilla ice cream on a hot day,

I like this line. It is so descriptive. Laurel
Reviewed by Janna Hill 8/15/2011
Michelle Mead’s Paint by Words. Outstanding!
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 8/15/2011

Loved this. Sometimes tongues get tangled up, but writing is so much more expressive, and you won't choke on your words, maybe just make a typo.

Reviewed by John Flanagan 8/15/2011
"...and the pen was such an asshole about the whole thing"
stands out because it jolts the reader into full awareness
of the trials of process and transmitting.
Laced with romance and love in a special way, Michelle.

Reviewed by Jon Willey 8/15/2011
Mead, this be the honey for my mead! I'll sip it to savor the taste of lips not yet introduced. "written for the fragility of the minds of men, feather-light and prone to drifting" is nasty with tongue-in-cheek right sized humor. I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/15/2011
“She wanted him like vanilla ice cream.” Now that's a great line. Sounds like the eyes are bigger than the stomach. She wanted him so badly from afar, but when she got a taste, she didn't like it.

Sounds like life.

Reviewed by Lonnie Hicks 8/15/2011
Well, nothing can surpass the deeply felt written word.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 8/15/2011
This is awesome, Michelle, I think is just perfect, with affectionate humor and elegantly woven wit!
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 8/15/2011
Excellent; A painting in words that entice and thrill. This was written beautifully.

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