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The Amazing Mr. Ziing
by A Serviceable Villain
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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'Seemed to slip right through your unwashed hands . . . '


He painted you at first ghostly

As you turned whiter and pale

You would say, “What for?”

He replied, “I canvas the truth!”

 

As he wandered through the palette

Skipping from one color to another

Your soul would be doing cartwheels

“I need Dramamine, I am rather sick!”

 

The room seemed to grow smaller

As the ceiling started to spin and spin

“Waiter, bring me some Pepto Bismol”

“I am no longer feeling in the pink!”

 

So The Amazing Mr. Ziing created a scene

Your inhibitions were portrayed accurately

Like doing mouth-to-mouth with cardboard

And you thought your past was squeaky clean.

 

Somehow you conveniently misplaced your sins

Seemed to slip right through your unwashed hands

Then you crashed-dived right onto the canvas

Drowning in a sea of colors hitting rock bottom.

 

Your oiled signature resembled a portrait of Dorian Gray

In truth it was similar to starring down the barrel of a .45

Suitable for framing – please hang it with a noose

It is a reminder to get a grip and move in a better direction.

 

 

Ó2009 R. Lance Sheridan



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Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
's g r e a t, Lance. Only I think u mean "staring." ;)

Cool shape to this. Musta taken a while to format.

Especially like "I canvas the truth," "no longer feeling in the pink," and "hang it with a noose."

Originality's refreshing!
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
this is a wonderful and
emotive piece of poetry Lance
a Canvas Masterpiece

Blessings & Inspirations
Vickie


Reviewed by m j hollingshead
well done
Reviewed by Liana Margiva
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Symbolic and metaphorically meaningful; a powerful write, Lance. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Regina Pounds
oh man! I missed reading your brilliant poetry, Lance!

Gina
Reviewed by Holly Ibbitson (Reader)
Such talent you have Lance. xox
Reviewed by David Young
Oh this does weave a different tale to digest.
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara
Hmmm perplexing food for thought in those words you have penned! Not necessarily a twilight zone trip but a bit out there yes...and that is never a bad thing in my book! Thank you, I have enjoyed my visit to your den today!

Nicole
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
Hey Rob,its good to read your poems again.Great poem,take care

Edwin
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg
whew, that was quite the mind trip...just like that graphic
Reviewed by 000 000
The way your words release the tale!
Another masterful writing from...THE TWILIGHT ZONE!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Quite a powerful reminder, and quite a poem.
Reviewed by Linda Settles
Well done Lance. Wonderful and beautifully penned. A true masterpiece.

Linda

Reviewed by John Flanagan
Lance,
What art reveals and disguises or leaves unsaid...all here and with 'A Whiter Shade of Pale' undertone and flashback; love, 'Like doing mouth-to-mouth with cardboard' and the image of 'unwashed hands'.
Return to us soon and well and safe.
John
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Lance~

You never cease to amaze! Stunning masterpiece you've penned, (((my friend))); bravo!!

(((HUGS))), much love, and continued prayers for you and Susan~

As always, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat
Lance,

What can I say? You did it again, another masterpiece!

Mary
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Lance you are a poet extraordinaire,and a pleasure to read! Hope all is well,enjoy your time away;-)

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
The Amazing Mr. Ziing is suitable for hanging for sure. Very clever use of the artist as having magical powers, can make everything right, covering a multitude of sins, but the reality of things still stir beneath the colors. Very interesting poem. Think I'll go roll around in some paint now. Hugs and best wishes, J'nia
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
(((Lance))),

(((HUGS))) love and prayer - you will be missed, here. Please stay safe.

Powerful message in thought provoking, humorous, yet sobering lines - well done.

Karla.
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain
Dear Friends and Readers,

I will be out-of-town for a week - I'll return to the Den next Wednesday! Thank you always for your kind support - it is very much appreciated!


Blessings and Love,

Lance
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