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My muse went on vacation
and  took all my best thoughts
and all my favorite phrases,
and the bunnies with their plots,
she ran off with all the fluff stuff,
she ran off with the hero's sword--
she left me sitting here alone,
bemused and rather bored.

My muse went on vacation
To a sunny foreign clime,
and left me sitting here alone
without a word to rhyme,
She's laying on a beach somewhere
without a hint of snow,
and leaving me with winter's chill
and no place left to go.

My muse went on vacation -
I hope she's coming back
With a healthy tan, a rosy glow
and some fresh stuff to attack--
I miss her interaction,
how she drove me crazy mad,
how I teased her for the things she said
that came out rather bad.

But since my muse went on vacation
my writing's getting stale,
no smexy dancing dreams to write,
my words seem set on fail.
I promise not to tease her
if she'll only let me write -
O hurry home, bright redhaired girl,
or kiss career goodnight!
There are times I swear the ghost of Shel Silverstein slips into my brain and makes me do this sort of stuff....
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Given 2009-11-23
Quite the humor filled take on one of the most important assets to all writers, My Muse Went On Vacation, as noted by our suggester: "it can be quite harrowing when our muses decide they need a vacation. This poem, with its turn of phrase and flowing rhymes, puts a humorous spin on the emotions we go through when left to our own devises without the help of our muses." =knittingknots does this and more with style. ( Suggested by innocencedied2nite and Featured by LadyLincoln )
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fivethousandtrees Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Writer
I can relate to these lines: "she [Muse] left me sitting here alone,/bemused and rather bored." What does smexy mean?
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knittingknots Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Smexy? Internet slang for sexy. Comes from smex, which was an intensification, maybe playfully, for sex. In the old days (like 2004,) it got invented to slip past language filters in forums. Pretty common in fangirl circles, especially. I personally just like the sound of it. In my mind it means romantic/not necessarily full-fledged porn sexiness, but that's probably just me.
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fivethousandtrees Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Writer
hah--i like that line, "In the old days (like 2004)..." Smexy sounds to me like a smelly sexy--haha.
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cjDunham Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Light, lyrical, with a lovely flow of verse that sparkles rather than chokes with rhyme. From one writer to another, well done and thank you!
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knittingknots Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Thanks! I appreciate it.
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cjDunham Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Great wit in good form!
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knittingknots Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Thanks much!
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MrsWick Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
i know what you feel ..........Shel Silverstein visits me sometimes too. But i always go spontaneously deaf when she comes.
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Hokova Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
My muse sometimes goes on a vacation tooXD
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oviedomedina Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Love the humour and the cheek of this poem.
Wonder if she gave you a postcard....
Thank you!
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