2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 204, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

It’s the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt?

This month’s theme is a haiku written by Sue Vincent:

clouds cover the moon,
beyond dawn’s pale horizon
sun rises unseen
.

©2020 Sue Vincent

Please use the above haiku to inspire your own syllabic poetry. There’s a lot to unpack in these words. What will your interpretation be? Go where the words take you.

I wrote an Etheree in honour of the Dawn.

Photo©SueVincent.

New Hope

A
Sliver
Of silver.
A ray of hope
Night shades wrapped and cloaked.
Dawn dancing on her way
With stealth she starts a new day
Silver and gold look glorious
Bright skirts swirling around, hope for us.
Secretly ringing the changes of life.

This is part of Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Tanka.

Song Lyric Sunday. Relationships.

Hi again it Song Lyric Sunday and Jim Adams our host has given us the prompt for November 22, 2020 – Fiancé/Husband/Lover/Wife.

I have picked Brandi Carlisle’s song The Story because I love the lyrics.

Brandi Marie Carlile (born June 1, 1981) is an American multiple Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and producer whose music spans multiple genres. As of 2020, Carlile has released six studio albums and earned eleven Grammy Award nominations, including one for The Firewatcher’s Daughter, six for By the Way, I Forgive You, and three for her work as producer and songwriter on Tanya Tucker’s 2019 album While I’m Livin’. She was the most nominated woman at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards (six) including nominations for Album of the Year (By the Way, I Forgive You), Record of the Year and Song of the Year (“The Joke“).  In 2019, Carlile formed an all-female quartet with Amanda ShiresMaren Morris, and Natalie Hemby called The Highwomen. They released their debut album The Highwomen in 2019 to critical and commercial acclaim.

Born in Ravensdale, Washington, a rural town southeast of Seattle, Carlile dropped out of high school to pursue a career in music, teaching herself piano and guitar. Her debut major label album, Brandi Carlile, was released to critical acclaim yet achieved limited commercial success. Carlile garnered wider recognition with her 2007 single “The Story”, from her album of the same nameThe Story was awarded gold status in 2017, having sold more than 500,000 copies to date.The Firewatcher’s Daughter earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Americana Album and peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard 200. Information from here.

“The Story”

All of these lines across my face
Tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I’ve been
And how I got to where I am
But these stories don’t mean anything
When you’ve got no one to tell them to
It’s true, I was made for you

I climbed across the mountain tops
Swam all across the ocean blue
I crossed all the lines and I broke all the rules
But baby, I broke them all for you
Oh, because even when I was flat broke
You made me feel like a million bucks
You do, and I was made for you

You see the smile that’s on my mouth
It’s hiding the words that don’t come out
And all of my friends who think that I’m blessed
They don’t know my head is a mess
No, they don’t know who I really am
And they don’t know what I’ve been through like you do
And I was made for you

All of these lines across my face
Tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I’ve been
And how I got to where I am
Oh, but these stories don’t mean anything
When you’ve got no one to tell them to
It’s true, I was made for you

Oh, yeah, well it’s true that I was made for you

Lyrics from AtoZ Lyrics.

That covers the prompt I think 💜 Happy Sunday Everyone.

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Song Lyric Sunday. November 15, 2020 – Begin/End/Finish/Start

It’s Sunday again and time for Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday. This week’s prompts are Begin/End/Finish/Start .

I have picked Runtime from Imogen Heap, I may of mentioned her before? It’s about the end of a relationship, the singer wants to finish as it is past it’s sell by day. It has started in it, end , quit , stop , done. A song about finishing a relationship, with the prompts in plus a few synomines all except begin .

Runtime is Sparks is the fourth studio album by English singer Imogen Heap. The album was released, via iMagaphone Records ( her own label, and an anagram of her name) on 18 August 2014, in three editions: a standard edition, a deluxe two-CD edition and a super deluxe box set.

Sparks might fly, in no time.
It’s a delayed reaction of the third kind. (ooh)
I’m so ready for this.
Shrink-wrapped tones, I can face the music.
Stop matters bonding us way beyond
Our best by-days.

You know we’ve had it good, we’ve had it bad, so no hard feelings.
We’ve done all we could and all again. I’m done pretending.
Let’s quit while we’re still friends.

Making up stories that grew to be too tall,
My fortress to forget couldn’t take anymore.
You nearly watched me ruin everything, everything!
There’s a number one rule of don’t-do’s.
Well we knew it all too well.
You were supposed to be looking out for me!
Have you any idea how difficult it’s been?

You know we’ve had it good, we’ve had it bad, so no hard feelings.
We’ve done all we could, and all again. Let’s save ourselves a sorry ending.
You know we’ve had it good, we’ve had it bad, but this is as far as we can stretch.
Let’s stop pretending, stop pretending.
And quit while we’re still friends
[x2]

Well I was so young, misguided maybe.
But still this hands over my every pen to paper.
And this all started with a song.
Let this be our last one.
Drop, drop. Bridge, bridge!

We’ve had it good, we’ve had it bad, but this is as far as we can stretch.
Stop pretending!
And quit while we’re still friends.

I wish you well.
I wish you well… (I wish you well, wish you well, wish you well)

Wish you well, I wish you well, I won’t tell if you won’t tell.
I won’t hold it against you if you bow out gracefully. (gracefully)
Can we just not drag this out, please?
I wish you well, I wish you well, I won’t tell if you won’t tell.
I won’t hold it against you if you bow out gracefully, (do it gracefully!)
Can we just not drag this out?

*******”

So we need Begin …So I am using Imogen Heap again her song Useless.

“Useless”

I am a mirror, with no reflection
I am a razor, without my blade
I am the daylight, when the moon shines no
Who will want to make my sandcastle that’s already made

I feel so useless, do you

Speak to an ear deaf to my voice
Look through your fear, still blind to my way
I reach to hold you, but I don’t feel you there, do you
Even realize I’m here am I just wasting away?
No wasting away
Living, inside you play

My dying prayer, sealed in a scream
Unwelcome, and a conscious dream
I am your whore, without a name
I climb to fall, to begin again, to begin again
I climb to fall, suffer, hatred, deceit and pain
Anger, regret, loving in vain

I am an arrow, with no direction
My life your tarot, my picture your fate
I’m your becoming, so ill always be nothing
If i ever break away from you that day forth, you’ll be living
My hate
Oh God help his fate
I’ll watch you, watch you suffocate.

Both sets of lyrics reproduced by AtoZ lyrics

Happy Sunday Everyone.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 14/2020

I have written two Acrostic poems with different definitions for todays #SoCs challenge from Linda. The prompt. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ring.” Use it as a noun, a verb, an adverb, or an adjective…use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

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Round like a circle it never ends

Intwining us within its resonation

Never ending it will bind

Gathering us to it’s heart.

Ringing in my head

Impetuous words said

No going back you shouted

Get on the phone we can fix this undoubted

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Badge by Shelley Krupa

Lest we forget.

James Blunt a very underated songwriter and soldier who has fought in recent conflicts. Has a lot to say that is relivant today and to Remembrance Day and every day. Here are three of his songs, one about being on tour in Bosnia one about Lebanon and one about being an officer and having to inform family of death.

Song Lyric Sunday.Week Days.

Today is Sunday so it’s time for Song Lyric Sunday. Jim Adams has given the prompt this week of Days of the week.Two songs spring to mind immediately. Both songs are titled Seven Days, one from Sting and one from Craig David.

Seven Days is from Stings album Ten Summoner’s Tales. It’s the fourth solo studio album by English rock musician Sting. The title is a combined pun of his family name, Sumner, and a character in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, the summoner. Released in 1993, it explores themes of love and morality in a noticeably upbeat mood compared to his previous release, the introspective The Soul Cages released in 1991 after the loss of both his parents in the 1980s. The album was recorded at Lake House, Wiltshire, mixed at The Townhouse Studio, London and mastered at Masterdisk, New York.[12] The cover of the album was photographed at Wardour Old Castle in Wiltshire, featuring Hrímnir, an Icelandic horse Sting owned for a period.

l love the song because it’s so real, a bloke procrastinating about asking a woman out, he leaves it so long that she becomes interested in another chap. Then he procrastinates about facing up to the new chap….he is useless!

Then there’s Craig David’s happy little song about boy meets girl and how the week progresses.

7 Days” is a song by English singer Craig David. It was released on 24 July 2000 as the second single from his debut studio album, Born to Do It (2000). “7 Days” is David’s biggest worldwide hit to date, hitting number one in the United Kingdom and number ten in the United States. It receiving a Gold sales certification in the UK and was the country’s 17th-best-selling single of 2000. In 2001, the song was nominated for the BRIT Award for Best Single (losing out to Robbie Williams‘ “Rock DJ“), and in 2003, it was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. There is also a remix produced by DJ Premier featuring Mos Def.

So there you have it two songs with the same title both totally different.

This is part of Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday.

Lest we forget. Rememberance Sunday 2020.

Today is the nearest Sunday to Remembrance Day  here in  the UK . Because of Covid 19 the Veterans will not be Marching. Also we will not forgetting all those men and women injured and killed in more recent conflicts.

I  thought I  would  remember  the  women  for  WW1  and  WW2 who  took over  all  the  jobs  that the  men  who  had  been  sent  off  to  war  left  empty here in what  was  known then as  Great  Britain.

Not  only  did  the  women  do  these  , sometimes  very  dangerous  jobs but  they  looked after  the families  and  homes. Now  I  do  not  wish in  any  way  to  detract  from  the huge  sacrifice  of  all the  men  who  fought  for  our countries during  the  two  wars .

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Remember the women left back home.

They made the ammunition for Tommy

Dangerous work,they died too it was not funny.

Women became officers of the law

Something never heard of before.

Nurses, drivers  even pilots for planes

Remember  them  we  will never  know  their  names

Someone had to give  the  farmers a hand

Remember   the men  were  at war  in a  foreign  land.

The members  of  the ” fairer  sex ”

Drove  the  buses, trains  and  lorries

Kept  all essential job going , however  complex

They  also  fed  the family  and kept  the Home Fires  Burning

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During  the  wars ww1 and  ww2  women filled  in the  gaps  that  the  men  who  had  been sent  off  to  war  left. It  is  not  always  remembered  that  they worked in  the factorys  drove  buses trains and flew  planes and  probably  sailed  ships.  They  became  members  of  the  forces, nurses at  home  and on the  war  front  too. They  were  also  seconded into  the police  these  jobs  were almost unheard of  for  women before  the  first  world war. They  also  had  to do hard  farm labour  on  the farms to help keep  the  food  supplies  going.

Women worked in  shipyards, built  planes  and  also  made  ammunition, hard  and  dangerous  work.

It  was not just  the   fact  that the  bombs , shells or  landmines  could  explode  if  mishandled  but  the  TNT  was  dangerous  to  the  women’s  health.

” Munitions workers whose job was filling shells were prone to suffer from TNT poisoning. TNT stood for Trinitrotoluene – an explosive which turned the skin yellow of those who regularly came into contact with it. The munitions workers who were affected by this were commonly known as ‘canaries’ due to their bright yellow appearance. Although the visible effects usually wore off, some women died from working with TNT, if they were exposed to it for a prolonged period. As Ethel Dean, who worked at Woolwich Arsenal, recalled, ‘Everything that that powder touches goes yellow. All the girls’ faces were yellow, all round their mouths. They had their own canteen, in which everything was yellow that they touched… Everything they touched went yellow – chairs, tables, everything.’ (IWM SR 9439More  imformation  here

Women did  so many  jobs that  before  the  first  world  war, those of  the middle  and  higher class would  never  even  contemplated. Many  died of  injury  and  of  disease  due  to  chemicals,  asbestos  used in  badly  ventilated  buildings.

Also  they played  their  part in  SOE   read here   and also  here  .

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All images  from  Google Images  women  at  war  ww1 and  ww2

And the Men

We sent them off to war,

These bright young men

We had no knowledge of what they saw,

They came home, bright young men no more .

Yes though brave they were no longer whole

Those that survived had no soul.

Many died,the lucky ones, death to them was kind.

Those who returned were faded in body and in mind.

Their loved ones at first relieved

Soon found they had much cause to grieve.

Though there, in body broken,

Their fears left unspoken

Their minds were left behind.

They went out whole, these bright young things.

They returned lost, holding on by gossimar strings

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They went full of pride for God and King

They ran head long into hell

On return they could not relinquish it’s spell.

So we had a nation of half men, half ghosts

Fearful, their heads still had them at their posts.

The trenches and the blasts of bombs, the smell of death

Clung to them and bled them dry, the whole in body, the blind of eye

The amputee, it was as if they had never left.

We sent them off to war,

These bright young men

We had no knowledge of what they saw,

They returned, bright young men no more.

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Paintings by William Rothenstein.

Song Lyric Sunday, Smart/Stupid.

This week for Song Lyric Sunday Jim Adams our host has given us the prompt Smart/ Stupid.

The first song that came to mind was Stupid by Tate McRae. It’s a great song by a very talented young lady.

Tatum Rosner “Tate” McRae (born July 1, 2003) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and dancer. At the age of thirteen, she gained prominence as the first Canadian finalist on the American reality TV show So You Think You Can Dance. McRae caught the attention of RCA Records in 2019 after her original song “One Day” (2017) went viral on YouTube, subsequently releasing her debut EP, All the Things I Never Said, in January 2020.

Shortly after McRae began dancing competitively, she was awarded Best Female Dancer in the “Mini” category at the 2013 Dance Awards in New York City.After gaining some prominence, she became a brand ambassador for the American dance manufacturer Capezio.She became a finalist at the New York City Dance Alliance’s 2014 National Gala.

In 2015, McRae was awarded a two week scholarship at the Berlin State Ballet company after winning the silver medal at the 2015 Youth America Grand Prix. She danced in the music video for Walk off the Earth‘s platinum-certified single “Rule The World“. For the second time, McRae was awarded her Best Female Dancer award at the 2015 Dance Awards, this time in the “Junior” category.[16] McRae had been a consistently active voice actress for the Lalaloopsy franchise, voicing the part of “Spot Splatter Splash” since the show’s inception in 2013.

In April 2016, McRae performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as part of the DancerPalooza troupe. She performed again in October 2016 as part of the Jump Dance Convention troupe. She also performed with Justin Bieber as part of his Purpose World Tour in June 2016, before taking part in the thirteenth season of American television show So You Think You Can Dance. While competing for the America’s Favorite Dancer title as a non-American, she was mentored by American dancer and actress Kathryn McCormick. She advanced further in the competition than any other Canadian in the show’s history, placing third on the final episode.Canadian TV host Murtz Jaffer from Toronto Sun reacted, “The fact that Canadians couldn’t vote for Tate makes her third-place finish all the more impressive. While she might not have been voted America’s favourite dancer, she certainly might be Canada’s.” She performed at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards as a finalist from the SYTYCD cast. For the third time, she won Best Female Dancer at the 2018 Dance Awards in Las Vegas, this time in the “Teen” category. More information here.

Then I thought of the wonderful Harry Belafonte and Man smart, Woman smarter.

Man Smart (Woman Smarter)” is a calypso song variously credited as being composed by Norman Span (King Radio), D. L. Miller, F. Kuhn, and Charles Harris.[1][2][3][4] Span’s authorship seems most likely since, as a popular calypso musician and songwriter, he first recorded the song in 1936, and none of the other ascribed composers are associated with calypso.[5] Miller’s music industry career began around 1950.

Artists from many genres, including Joan BaezHarry Belafontethe CarpentersRosanne CashChubby Checker,[6] Dr VictorRobert Palmer, and Ratdog, have recorded the song. It was a staple of the live repertoire of the Grateful Dead from 1981 to 1995.Belafonte’s first of three recordings of the song was included on his best-selling album Calypso, which reached number one on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart in 1956, and remained on the chart for 31 weeks. Span is credited as the song’s composer on Belafonte’s albums. It is sung by Desi ArnazLucille BallWilliam Frawley and Vivian Vance in the 1957 episode of I Love Lucy entitled “Ragtime Band”. A brief clip of a recording of Homer and Marge Simpson singing it was also shown in The Simpsons‘ 1991 episode Treehouse of Horror II as well.

“Man Smart (Woman Smarter)”

I say let us put man and a woman together
To find out which one is smarter
Some say man but I say no
The woman got the man de day should know

And not me but the people they say
That de man are leading de women astray
But I say, that the women of today
Smarter than the man in every way
That’s right de woman is uh smarter
That’s right de woman is uh smarter
That’s right de woman is uh smarter, that’s right, that’s right

Ever since the world began
Woman was always teaching man
And I you listen to my bid attentively
I goin’ tell you how she smarter than me

Samson was the strongest man long ago
No one could a beat him, as we all know
Until he clash with Deliah on top of the bed
She told them all the strength was in the hair of his head

You meet a girl at a pretty dance
Thinking that you would stand a chance
Take her home, thinking she’s alone
Open de door you find her husband home

I was treating a girl independently
She was making baby for me
When de baby born and I went to see
Eyes was blue it was not by me

Garden of Eden was very nice
Adam never work in Paradise
Eve meet snake, Paradise gone
She make Adam work from that day on

Methusaleh spent all his life in tears
Lived without a woman for 900 years
One day he decided to have some fun
The poor man never lived to see 900 and one

Lyrics from A to Z

Happy Sunday Everyone

Song Lyric Sunday. Halloween

October 25, 2020 – This week Jim Adams, our host has given us the prompt of Ghost/Pumpkin/Trick/Treat/Witch

Song Lyric Sunday

Here we go full steam to spooky.

Andrew Maurice Gold  1951 –  2011 Coposer Of Rectuma His  Halloween Howls, featuring His Legendary  “Spooky Scary Skeletons Don’t Scream (It’s Only Halloween)  Trick Or Treat Witches, Witches, Witches

Yes the very same Andrew Maurice Gold (August 2, 1951 – June 3, 2011) was an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and record producer who influenced much of the sound of Los Angeles-dominated pop rock in the 1970s. Gold played on scores of records by other artists, most notably Linda Ronstadt‘s, and had his own success with the U.S. Top 40 hits “Lonely Boy” (1977) and “Thank You for Being a Friend” (1978), as well as the UK Top Five hit “Never Let Her Slip Away” (1978). In the 1980s, he had further international chart success as half of Wax, a collaboration with 10cc‘s Graham Gouldman.

Lyrics.

Trick or treat
Trick or treat
Give us something good to eat
If you don’t
We don’t care
We’ll put red ants in your hair
Trick or treat
Trick or treat
We love candy oh so sweet
Each and every Halloween
We all say trick or treatOnce a year
When the leaves are brown
October 31st rolls around
Kids come out when the sun goes down
You know they’re comin’
When you hear this soundTrick or treat
Trick or treat
Give us something good to eat
If you don’t hee hee hee
We’ll put snails upon your feet
Trick or treat
Trick or treat
We love candy oh so sweet
Each and every Halloween
We all say trick or treatGhosts and witches, monsters too
Men from space, and bats say boo
Cowboys and fairies what a zoo
Better be ready
They’re coming for youTrick or treat
Trick or treat
Give us something good to eat
If you don’t, never mind
You can sit on a porcupine
Trick or treat
Trick or treat
We love candy oh so sweet
Each and every Halloween
We all say trick or treat

Whats that creeping uuuupppp
Your drive is it a zombie ooh
I’m terrified could it be pirates
Now live nearby wait I think
I know! it’s only Halloween!Trick or treat
Trick or treat
Give us something good to eat
If you don’t
We don’t care
We’ll put red ants in your hair
Trick or treat
Trick or treat
We love candy oh so sweet
Each and every Halloween
We all say trick or treatTrick or treat
Trick or treat
Give us something good to eat
If you don’t hee hee hee
We’ll put snails upon your feet
Trick or treat
Trick or treat
We love candy oh so sweet
Each and every Halloween
We all say trick or treatTrick or treat
Trick or treat
Give us something good to eat
If you don’t, never mind
You can sit on a porcupine
Trick or treat
Trick or treat
We love candy oh so sweet
Each and every Halloween
We all say trick or treat

Source: LyricFind

Season of the Witch” is a song by Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan released in September 1966 on his third American album, Sunshine Superman. The song is credited to Donovan, although sometime collaborator Shawn Phillips has also claimed authorship.[4] Because of a dispute with Donovan’s record company, a UK edition with the song was not released until June 1967. Several artists have recorded their own renditions, including Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger and the Trinity (1967, Open); Al Kooper with Steve Stills (1968, Super Session); Terry Reid (1968, Bang Bang You’re Terry Reid); Vanilla Fudge (1968, Renaissance); Dr. John with the Blues Brothers Band (1998, Blues Brothers 2000); Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (2004; Naked) and Lana Del Rey (2019, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark soundtrack). The song is used in films such as Gus van Sant’s To Die For and Adam McKay’s The Other Guys. More information here

She Wolf” is a song by Colombian singer and songwriter Shakira, taken from her eighth studio album of the same name (2009). It was released on 10 July 2009, by Epic Records as the lead single from the album. The song was written by Shakira, John Hill, and Sam Endicott. Shakira and Hill also served as the producers for the song. A Spanish-language translation of the song titled “Loba“, which features additional lyrical contributions by Jorge Drexler, was also released earlier on 6 July. Musically, “She Wolf” is a hi-NRGsynth-pop and electropop track that details Shakira’s boredom due to her uncaring partner, and how she looks for others to please her.

Upon its release, “She Wolf” was met with favourable reception from music critics, many of whom praised it for its inventiveness. Commercially, “She Wolf” performed well on record charts. It peaked in the top 10 of charts of countries like Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. In the United States, “She Wolf” peaked at numbers 11 and one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and Dance/Club Play Songs charts, respectively. The Spanish-language translation “Loba” peaked at number one on both the Hot Latin Songs and Tropical Songs charts. “She Wolf” was certified double-platinum in Spain and platinum in Italy, Mexico, and the United States.

An accompanying music video for the song was directed by Jake Nava, and features Shakira dancing in various locations, such as a red cave and a golden cage. Critical reception towards the video was also positive, many of whom praised Shakira’s dancing ability. For additional promotion, Shakira performed the song on a number of shows and music festivals. It was also a part of the setlist for The Sun Comes Out World Tour in 2010. More information here

“She Wolf”

S.O.S. she’s in disguise
S.O.S. she’s in disguise
There’s a she wolf in disguise
Coming out, coming out, coming out

A domesticated girl that’s all you ask of me,
Darling, it is no joke, this is lycanthropy.
Moon’s awake now, with eyes wide open
My body is craving, so feed the hungry

I’ve been devoting myself to you Monday to Monday and Friday to Friday
Not getting enough retribution or decent incentives to keep me at it
Starting to feel just a little abused like a coffee machine in an office, ah
So I’m gonna go somewhere closer to get me a lover and tell you about it

There’s a she wolf in the closet,
Open up and set it free [wolf sound]
There’s a she wolf in the closet,
Let it out so it can breathe [inhales, exhales]

Sitting across the bar, staring right at her prey,
It’s going well so far, she’s gonna get her way.
Nocturnal creatures are not so prudent,
The moon’s my teacher, and I’m her student.

To locate the single man I’ve got on me a special radar,
And the fire department’s hot line in case I get in trouble later
Not looking for cute little divas or rich city guys that just want to enjoy
I’m having a very good time and behave very bad in the arms of a boy

There’s a she wolf in the closet,
Open up and set it free [wolf sound]
There’s a she wolf in the closet,
Let it out so it can breathe [inhales, exhales]

S.O.S. she’s in disguise
S.O.S. she’s in disguise [breathes heavily]
There’s a she wolf in disguise
Coming out, coming out, coming out

S.O.S. she’s in disguise
S.O.S. she’s in disguise
There’s a she wolf in disguise
Coming out, coming out, coming out

There’s a she wolf in the closet,
Let it out so it can breathe [inhales, exhales]

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The A Mused Poetry Contest 10/17 – 10/23/2020

Welcome to the A Mused Poetry Contest! Chelsea Owens said “Come, tickle your funny bone or leave us in stitches!”

The theme for this week is a Diamante poem about gold-diggers

Thomas
Lythe, handsome
Pleasing, flattering, dancing
Money, diamonds, bedroom, cars.
Coaxing, grabbing, ageing
Arthritic, Madame.

This is part of The Mused Poetry Contest.

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