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miscellanea
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0 posted 05-17-2017 11:56 PM       View Profile for miscellanea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for miscellanea


               Groomed by Knife

I am to be cut by day, groomed by knife,
      my pain to be vased away
Or, possibly held in admiration,
      if luck is in display;
The shadow of my petal
      holds tight before first bloom
While vetted by the masters a rose within the room.

          
           My fragrance, will they like
           Or pen of me in dress?  
           Will my thorns be obnoxious?
           Or, by sharpness to them impress?


I am to be painted upon a canvas
      for everyone to view,
The shadow of the artist the rose's wants drew;
I am poetic prose to be interpreted how you please,
You are the critic, and words, Expression's sea.

  
                   ~misc~


[This message has been edited by miscellanea (05-18-2017 11:24 AM).]

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jwesley
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1 posted 05-18-2017 11:03 AM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Loved, especially, the feel of this, my friend.
Loved, also, seeing your name gracing these pages again . . . (as little as I am in these pages to "see" anything)

Loved it all.

j.
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2 posted 05-18-2017 11:22 AM       View Profile for miscellanea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miscellanea

Thanks, J.  There's a guy who's giving a free writing class at the local library and this week's goal is to write a piece in first person. I was blank and thought I might try a poem instead of a story--the motive--much shorter piece!

It's good to hear from you again.  I hope all is well with you.

              misC
    
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3 posted 05-18-2017 02:00 PM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

Pleased to meet you Misc ~ I would say you have surpassed your writing goal with this piece. I especially like your last two lines... Poetry is indeed just that ~ Thank you for sharing, much enjoyed.
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4 posted 05-18-2017 11:23 PM       View Profile for miscellanea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miscellanea

Poet-in-Pink,
   It's nice to meet you, too. Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Welcome to Piptalk!
           ~misc
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5 posted 05-20-2017 01:00 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

This is really brilliant and creative.  What a fantastic piece of poetry, miscellanea.  Like a breath of fresh air.


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6 posted 05-20-2017 02:48 PM       View Profile for soul drifter   Email soul drifter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for soul drifter

I loved, loved, loved every word of this, but this part,
fantastic:
      
           My fragrance, will they like
           Or pen of me in dress?  
           Will my thorns be obnoxious?
           Or, by sharpness to them impress?

And I loved that ending! Exceptional writing, just... wow.
Great job.

"Whatever makes you weird is probably your greatest asset"-Joss Whedon

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7 posted 05-20-2017 04:57 PM       View Profile for P.U Stinkenbaum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for P.U Stinkenbaum

We should all be a rose...just once. You've given me a real feel for it misc.


Just out looking for the real me...
miscellanea
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8 posted 05-23-2017 01:46 AM       View Profile for miscellanea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miscellanea

Bluesy,
    I am glad you liked it. Thanks for taking the time to read.
            `misc

soul drifter,
    Glad you drifted over to this way. Thanks for your kind response.
             `misc

P.U.,
     I still can't get over your name! Nothing of the sort, from what I've read.
I appreciate you stopping by.
              misc
Martie
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9 posted 05-23-2017 01:36 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Hi Miscellanea....so good to see you!  Having been a florist I have groomed by knife many a rose, but not as well as you described in this poem.  
P.U Stinkenbaum
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10 posted 05-23-2017 05:50 PM       View Profile for P.U Stinkenbaum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for P.U Stinkenbaum

quote:
"P.U.,
     I still can't get over your name"!
Yes, it's an odd moniker alright, but so was my moniking mother. She told me after I came home from school looking like a raccoon all the time, that it was the only name that fit during my first two years of life. Go figure, eh?

But hey! It probably was no easier for you miscellanea. You may not have come home looking like a raccoon as I did, but having no one relate to you about anything specific was probably no fun either! We all have our cross to bear I guess.

Enjoyed your poem and your company. Us oddballs gotta stick together!

Just out looking for the real me...

nakdthoughts
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11 posted 05-25-2017 03:09 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

Lovely write...lifting me up on a rainy day.
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12 posted 05-27-2017 03:58 PM       View Profile for Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

I see I only thought that I'd written a response to your poem, MisC. I am happy I returned for an encore reading. I love this poem - title, structure, content all have captivated me.

Alison
 
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