Poem-The sun is shining, my muse took a hike.

My muse is not a happy camper today, the sun is shining.

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My muse pal let me down again

I was writing sweet poetry

When that vixen stole my pen

Instead of writing flowery accolades about Kevin's, ' Flowers for a dead lover ' she wrote his lover was a club hoppin' tramp

I swear she completely took over

My wicked muse, the vamp

I was hopefully beginning to see the bright rays of colorful light

Guess not

I didn't even attempt to fight

I just let her poison venom flow

I watched

As she completely stole the show

Why must i have a muse who hides in dark, drab places?

Why can't she see the beauty

In radiant faces

Like the true poets who reside in Hubville?

Why must she live and breathe

Behind the darkened window sill?

She appears to hate the sunlight, only comes out when it rains

She is fully aware that dampness

Causes me multiple body pains

So please accept my apology for letting my muse take complete control

The sun is finally shining

And i'm happy to report, she's a no show.



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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Please someone give this dead woman a sweet epithet. There must be another reason why he did not grieve.


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The Examiner-1 2 years ago

That was awesome and interesting Ruby. I get the feeling that you are at 'poets block'. :-) Just relax, write down a theme and let the rest come to you as it does. You write great ones when you do. I voted up, shared and pinned.

Kevin


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

I love your sense of humor, Ruby, and your talent continues to increase. This is one of my favorites of yours. :)


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Kevin, i think you might be correct. It appears i'm in a writing mood daily. Thank you for coming by and sharing...


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Bill. I was in a light mood, felt like being humorous, and i guess i needed a reprieve for writing about a bad wife. lol. Thank you for a wonderful compliment. I'm smiling!


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abbaelijah 2 years ago from Nigeria

Nice poetic story

Well and beautifully written.

More grace and inspiration always exploring !


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Pamela99 2 years ago from United States

Ruby, This is so funny and well done. It is so nice to read something light and humurous in the morning. I know you have given all of us a smile today.


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Minnetonka Twin 2 years ago from Minnesota

That naughty muse-I too have days where the muse only wants to write dark poetry, but I must admit, that those poems have their place in my writings. My muse gets bored with all my happy and syrupy writings. LOL Just loved it Ruby.


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Lol...I loved this! "A no show." Sometimes my muse does the same thing, the little scamp. If I'm in the mood, I'll let her stay and sip a little red wine as I write. Then it's, "Okay, thank you. Don’t' call us...we'll call you." Sometimes, this actually works. Hugs, dear Ruby. :-)


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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

One simply cannot get the help these days. :) Unfortunately; I know the feeling well. Thank you for the giggle.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello abbaelijah, Thank you for a most kind comment...


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hell Pam, so glad you got a good laught out of this nutty write. Thank you for coming by...


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Linda, I guess we all have a dark muse to deal with. I like it when she goes on vacation. lol.. Thank you....


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Genna, you are so funny. My muse insists on vodka, the little tramp. Hee Thank you for brightening my day....


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Jo, These live-in muses are tough, think i'll advertise for a new muse that will work an eight hour shift, then go home..Hee. Thank you...


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Oh wow I have a short fuse

But you take time to amuse

Your words you carefully choose

And appease that cranky o’muse

bravo

voted, shared and Tweeted


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

wow always.. blown away here in Shelton


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Lady_E 2 years ago from London, UK

Oh... you never cease to make me smile, with your uique way of Poetry. :-)


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MartieCoetser 2 years ago from South Africa

My genius only comes alive when I have intense emotions about a topic; she dwells elsewhere while I am happy and contented. So, I know what you mean.....


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manatita44 2 years ago from london

AE: You will always find the sunshine. I suspect that your muse will pull you this way. Good night.


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Aw Ruby--I love it when writers write about their muse's predilections !!! Clever, clever write!


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truthfornow 2 years ago from New Orleans, LA

Cutely funny. Oh, where is the muse? Mine only comes out when something negative happens it seems.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Mike, glad you were amused, didn't know you had a short fuse. lol You made me a happy camper. Thank you...


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Frank, your comments always makes me smile. Thank you so much..


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Elena, i'm so glad i make you smile with my offbeat poetry. You made my day. Thank you...


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Martie, i can relate to your comment, funny how that is. Frank opened up a completely new type of dark poetry with his challenge. I find that i love writing something totally different. Thank's for coming by..Hugs..


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

manatita, i do love the sunshine, and i'm finding that i love to write humorous rhyme. You are so kind. Thank you...


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Audrey my muse loves sad tearjerkers, if i attempt to write something humorous my self doubt kicks in BID time. Thank you my dear poet friend...


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

truthfornow, i know exactly what you mean. When i first started writing i wasn't a happy camper. I guess i got it out of my system ( maybe ) Occasionally i must put my muse in a closet and lock the door. Hee. Thank you...


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ImKarn23 2 years ago

HAHA!~!

Fickle muse! Mine usually comes when i'm on the brink of sleep..

It's always brilliant and hilarious - like this!

sadly, i have no memory come morning...

hugs, Ruby, have a glorious weekendxx


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

A great write Ruby. definitely gave me a smile. That pesky muse, they are always difficult to control aren't they. Mine often takes control and I don't know what will flow from the pen. Voted up.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Ah, what can you do with such a muse? Clever and creative. Happy Easter to you and your family.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Lesley, I can relate, i'm in bed, a word comes bugging me, i get up and write it down. The next morning it means nothing to me. Talk about a fickle muse. Hee..Cheers my friend. Hugs (.". )


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Jodah, I often think i will tell my muse to take a hike, but then, the words stop coming, so i reluctantly allow her back in. Happy this piece gave you a smile. Thank you..


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Rasma, hope you are having a blessed Easter. Thank you for the complimentary comment....


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

Hi Ruby, lol! brilliant! my muse comes in all disguises, usually a miserable, 'you don't want to write cos your rubbish' guise!


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Is she back yet???


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Nell you crack me up , lol..Your muse and mine must know each other, the little tramps...Hee..


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Audrey, i'm as dry as a bone, so she's making me pay for telling on her. Ha..


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Oh Ruby, how clever this is. I will share this and pin it as well. Thank you!


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Aurdey. I am thrilled. Thank you for sharing. Always good to see you my friend.


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Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

There are people in all us that others don't usually get to see. Loved your poem and its rhythmic.


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Jo_Goldsmith11 2 years ago

I really enjoy reading your poetry. I appreciate a good hike every now and then. It sure does help with the creativity. Shared, tweeted and Up for beautiful, awesome, useful! :-) take care


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Larry. I think you're correct that we keep a part of self private. Happy you enjoyed. Thank you...


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Jo, so glad you enjoy reading my poetry. Thank you for sharing...


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joedolphin88 2 years ago from north miami FL

Really enjoying your poetry, you have a very strong level of writing.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Thank you joedolphin88. I've never received a very strong level of writing before. comment. Happy you enjoyed..


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joedolphin88 2 years ago from north miami FL

assumed you majored in English honestly.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello again joedolhins88..Really i hated english. My teacher was Anna Lee Jones and she was mean. I really didn't enjoy english until i started writing. Thank's again..


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joedolphin88 2 years ago from north miami FL

No problem, and you wowed me lol.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Back again Ruby, just to say I love the cartoons :) I want that second muse.


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Denise Handlon 2 years ago from North Carolina

Ruby, I've missed you...I need to visit more often for a shot of that wonderful humor and creativity. Loved the poem. My muse keeps setting me up like this as well, lately, lol


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello again joedolphin88, nice comment. lol.. thank you..


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Jodah. My friend, she is yours. My gift to you. hee


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Denise, I've missed you too. So glad you enjoyed. My muse is in a coma right now..LOL Thank you.....


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ubanichijioke 2 years ago from Lagos

and indirectly your muse helped pen a master muse! this is awesome and i smiled all through the lines. You made a wonderful transition.

I acknowledge your wonderful and awesome job here!

Great job, Ruby.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Thank you Thandi. So glad i made you smile. You are so generous with your comments. Please stay safe. I know your part of the world is dangerous. You do a great service by writing about your corrupt government. Cheers my friend...

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    Ruby Jean Fuller (always exploring)808 Followers
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    I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.



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