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When the Muse is Away

Hungry for some words one day
I couldn’t find my muse
Thesaurus wouldn’t help me
So I tried another ruse

I went out to a language bar
The lazy byword kind
Where catchphrases are serving
And the metaphors are kind

I packed an adage down my pants
So my dictum would look maxim
I don’t know if it’s truism
But I’ve heard that it attracts ’em

I chatted up a proverb
Quite a classy little motto
Took her to a saying joint
Precept: to get her blotto

This place won’t let a pronoun in
And a verb has to be dressed
In fact they’re bloody word snobs
But their menu was the best

Similes and aphorisms
Served as poet’s food
Yummy little axioms
So often misconstrued

A bunch of tasty clichés
Served on a platitude
Analogies to wash them down
But I drank too much and spewed

© Matthew Penfold 2009

When the Muse is Away

Matt Penfold

Joined December 2008

Artist's Description

Just mucking around again, having fun with words ;-)

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