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What's Happened to my Muse?

What's Happened to my Muse?

A Poem by Joyce S. Greene

"Only the Shadow knows for sure" . . .





All alone, I wonder

what's happened to my Muse

Has he left me for another

or gone on a two week cruise


I admit my poetry

doesn't sing with passion

My words are never stylish,

nouveau nor in fashion


Did he finally conclude

I'm just too plain and boring

Was he dreaming of a poet

more sexy and alluring


Has he found the one

who really turns him on

A mermaid or a siren

who never makes him yawn


I can only pray my Muse

hasn't fallen beneath a tire,

under the wicked witch's spell

or become a Trump new hire


Does anyone have a clue

if my Muse has lost his life

Did anyone see Miss Scarlet

in the Billiards Room with the knife?

© 2013 Joyce S. Greene

Author's Note

Joyce S. Greene
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very neat. a clever and charming verse.

Posted 4 Years Ago

Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thanks, KL. I really appreciate your very kind words. Enjoy your Christmas!
This is clever..humorous and...don't we all wonder the path of our muse.


Posted 4 Years Ago

Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Scott, for your very kind words. I appreciate your reading and reviewing my poem very mu.. read more
Scott Metro

4 Years Ago did a fine job....and you are very welcome.

Great rhyme and I loved the little twist (let's hope it's not the knife) at the end. Perhaps some evil poet is keeping them all in a tower and filling our read requests with their poems! Nice one Joyce.

Posted 4 Years Ago

Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

LOL I love your sense of humor, Anne. Thanks for reading this poem. Were you the one who said it's.. read more
No, but I saw Colonel Mustard with a hot dog and some relish. Very cute Joyce, have you found him yet?

Posted 4 Years Ago

you are never plain and boring...i would opt for the "cruise" being the reason for the absence...

they take vacations, those muses, without notifying us...


Posted 4 Years Ago

Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

You've got me smiling here, Jacob! Thanks for your very comforting remarks. I guess even muses nee.. read more
I really admire how well you rhyme! Great write.

Posted 4 Years Ago

I enjoyed this Joyce...gave me a smile...nicely done and enjoyed the theme too...Rose

Posted 4 Years Ago

LOL. I had great laughs over this! Good play with words. Great imagery. Oh, Joyce, I look forward to more of your writings. Keep us laughing. :)

I hope your muse comes back. You're just too awesome to be left alone.

Posted 4 Years Ago

bloody love it! I normally use this simple rhyming structure too, it just flows so well. Tres Bonne!

Posted 4 Years Ago

Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Merci beaucoup, mon ami. I really loved your review.

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32 Reviews
Added on September 10, 2013
Last Updated on September 10, 2013
Tags: #poetry, #humor, #muse, #passion, #murder, #clue


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