11.20.2013

Fables

She says talk like a woman,
make love just like a man, cry
like a little girl. Float like
a butterfly, sting like a bee,
you’re the only one for me.
Beauty is as beauty does,
sure as hell crazy like a fox.

43 words for Mama Zen, in the voice of the fox.

#20 of 30 Poems In November to benefit Center for New Americans.

18 comments:

  1. What else is there to say? Love it, Marian!

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  2. first two lines got a Lou Reed thing going, or maybe the Kinks. showing my age, I think. :) ~

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  3. What a clever array of popular idiom, which you have turned into an original.

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  4. I'm with Kerry on this! Unique turn of words, Marian!

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  5. What Fun..so many idioms for cunning...lol

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  6. Love fables and your use of idioms.

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  7. wow......i want to sing this fable...great.......

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  8. I believe I'll go see her again ....(even though she's like all the rest, she's my friend)
    You have me humming along.

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  9. Ah, wonderful, Marian. I don't know about Lou Reed or The Kinks, but you quoted one of my all-time favorite men...float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Gotta love it.
    K

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    1. Bob Dylan! no Lou Reed, no Kinks here. and yes, Muhammad Ali! :)

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  10. haha you guys are way too easy to please. pleasing like a fox!

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