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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 07:17 AM
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The RetroLounge Daily Poem Thread (Wed 10/11/06)
I Eat My Heart Out: A Villanelle

A good mother makes dessert everyday.
Caresses are sweet in cream puff caves.
I eat my heart out; I decay.

Whispers ripple through pudding parfait.
I wallow, I drift, I eat, I behave.
A good mother makes dessert everyday.

I decline, refuse, postpone, delay;
still smooth Hershey kisses I crave.
I eat my heart out; I decay.

My soul, sweet shreads, the price I pay.
I chew the cherry; the pit I save.
A good mother makes dessert everyday.

Thick custard fog covers the bay,
nausea rolls in, wave after wave.
I eat my heart out; I decay.

I starve while feeding on lemon frape',
push down a brownie, fill my own grave.
A good mother makes dessert everyday.
I eat my heart out; I decay.

Amy Crane Johnson

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RL

If you have a request for a certain Poet, post their name in the thread and I will find a poem by them and post it...

if you want to see some of my poetry, see the blog at:
http://www.myspace.com/retropaul
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 10:14 AM
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1. Good morning, my dear RetroLounge........
This is a weird poem; I don't know what to make of it, really!

A lot of metaphors here, I think........

Interesting choice!

Thank you....... :hug:
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 01:16 PM
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2. may I ask: is this a 21st century poem?
or was it perhaps written say in the mid 20th century :shrug:

I am too lazy to google :P

besides is not the purpose of this thread to get some dialogue going about poetry? :think:

to raise awareness in the Lounge (yeah, RIGHT....like that is really going to happen :rofl:)
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miss_american_pie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 03:01 PM
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3. Have you seen the lounge today?
:rofl:

She's contemporary. :hi:
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 03:17 PM
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4. I have not been on much today...
why? whassup?

she is a DU'er?

:shrug: :blush: :yoiks:
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miss_american_pie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 03:20 PM
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5. Oh no
Sorry. :blush:

The idea of dialogue in the lounge today struck me as funny. People seem to be a bit prickly.
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 03:28 PM
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6. oh, I see...it has been acting sluggish
and I hate that...no patience. So I haven't notice the mood.

However, back to the poem (heehee)

It just has the flavor of a housewife in the mid 50's...almost a Sylvia Plath in a manic mode :shrug:

I think she is trying to say that she is losing her soul
while trying to be the "perfect" mother..

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miss_american_pie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 03:30 PM
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8. :D
Yeah, I think your interpretation is spot on.
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 03:35 PM
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9. hey pie...would you mind to pop over to my journal...
I have some of my work there...any feed back would be appreciated...you can pm or whatever, thanks.wh
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miss_american_pie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 03:35 PM
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10. Sure thing
I'd love to.
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 03:30 PM
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7. yep, for a few days now.
this is a great poem, so apt. My mom was one of those dessert makers too, lol.
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