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Fill the pages/Read between the lines

Updated on December 10, 2013

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The Beatles Cartoon "Paperback Writer"

Reading between the lines…

I discovered a paperback novel.

Detecting an adventure,

I put on my protected, poetical, pondering cap.

I welcome you along as a writer and a friend.

First stop:

Graphitti, da Vinci, The Pope and Sir Paul McCartney-

Simon and Garfunkel’s Sounds of Silence-

“Written on these subway walls”

What more I thought should we see:

Vermeer, Vivaldi, the maid Bansky made?

Oh my, what have we discovered

buried between these lines?

Other worlds?

Plots, characters and settings?

Mysteries like no other?

Quickly! Before it dries

Dip your brush in the water

Watch your feelings

“fade to black”

Trace carefully

Sign post ahead

Clue revealed

“Riddle me” something to decode.

Hold On! Wait!


I see it…

Thereupon, I shalt seize it…

if only it were that easy

Seizing makes you seizy

Too much blood on too many hands

Smearing the meanings between too many lands

How many kingdoms have been won

by “Motley Crews” sitting around

slothing, singing, drinking, writing sonnets

that’s stood the test of time?

Plenty you say?

Yea! Yea! I hear and all ye have to say.

Each crew member cruising his own way:

Didst thou think thou wit wittier than all the rest?

Have no breath left


Searching to escape

Heavy velvet curtains

Draping over quest

Cover these empty lines

Keep the secrets that they hold

Without falling down the proverbial Rabbit Hole

Where there are multi-dimensions

We’ve yet to explore

Perhaps a place where

Golden rules rule and everyone cares

Breathing, blooming hearts

Kindred ships, lovers and friends

Writers and wordsmiths

Writing and writing

Over and over again

Doing what we can’t resist

Compelled to do it all the time

Filling in the blank pages

Reading between the lines

It's a thousand pages, give or take a few,
I'll be writing more in a week or two.
I can make it longer if you like the style,


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      3 years ago

      Yes and no. My oldest doesn't event thgouh I wish she would! My 12 year old plays football and my 4 year old takes 2 different dance classes. My 2 year old will start dance in January.

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      3 years ago

      Intsghis like this liven things up around here.

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from North Carolina


      You have made my day!

      THANK YOU!


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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      4 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Kim, this is inspired! If you ever have doubts about how brilliant and unique you really are, come back and read this cleverly written work. You are simply bursting with talent my friend. I'll be back to catch up. Voting up awesome and sharing.

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      4 years ago


      Loving the "wows."



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      Jinet Marte 

      4 years ago from Providence, RI

      WOw, wow, wow! This is so clever by far... So many titles I haven't seen in years... shhhh don't tell anyone hehehe... You are such a witty and clever writer! Loved it.

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      5 years ago




      I am so happy you got where I was coming from with this hub.



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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      This is such a loaded post for writers. I love your thoughts on resources for writing and the fact that it can be multi-dimensional. Great way to use the Beatles video to highlight your topic,

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      5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      great writing .. Kim..

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      5 years ago


      You have a reserved seat on the bus. Smiles. Looking forward to many more tours with you.



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      5 years ago

      There are so many wonderful things going on here Kim...and as a really big Beatles fan, I really appreciate them too...thank you for this 'magical mystery tour' and the 'ticket to ride' with you :-))

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from North Carolina


      So nice to see you.

      Hope you and yours are well.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Your kind words are most appreciated.



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      5 years ago


      "more and more"

      Thank you and Thank you,


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      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      Beautiful and thought provoking poem.

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      5 years ago from india

      Very nicely imagined the emotions in the poem. Want to read more and more like this for you

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      5 years ago




      The teacher always learns more from the students than they ever learn from her. If only my brain, my space were organized, then...well, lookout : )


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      Al Wordlaw 

      5 years ago from Chicago

      See there Kim, you are very experienced. Look at how you answered us so organized in your replies. I'm really learning new things from you. Comment V-up!

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      5 years ago from North Carolina


      You are so kind to me. You are an awesome writer so when you say those nice things about my attempts at writing, it means a lot. Thank you for the votes.


      Nothing makes me smile when you read between my crazy lines.


      Thanks for using the word "talent." You rock!


      I seem to write like a roller coaster for sure. Smiles. Thanks for being willing to take the ride. The votes and share are always appreciated.


      Thanks for using "cleverness" to describe my poem. Also appreciating the "Wow!"


      So many blank spaces to cover and only so many hours in the day. Apparently, I was writing as if there were no hours left...Smiles.

      Thanks to all of you for starting my day off with your visits and kind words,


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      Suzette Walker 

      5 years ago from Taos, NM

      Wow, Kim! Talk about reading between the lines. This is superb writing. I am almost (lol) speechless. I love the images and you have practically covered writing across the board. I just love this one. I also love the Beatles "Paperback Writer" Thank so much for sharing your talent with us.

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      Al Wordlaw 

      5 years ago from Chicago

      Well done Kim. I enjoyed the reading. You did this one with so much cleverness. Wow!

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, Kim, you have taken us on a roller coaster ride for sure! Great writing and great imagination!

      Love your "Between the Lines."

      Up and more and sharing

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      5 years ago from Alabama

      Your talent just grows and grows. Loved this.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      5 years ago from Reno NV

      I am a huge fan of the Beatles, this is probably pretty obvious. I love this poem, so much "Between the Lines." Jamie

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      John Hansen 

      5 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Kim, you astound me! Your writing just goes from strength to strength. This is a masterpiece as Bill said. It is jammed packed with imagery and deep meaning. I have to keep going back over it to take everything in.

      I am a big fan of Banksy and the Beatles, so those inclusions made me connect even more. I can only hope my poetry can reach somewhere near this level. Voted up across the board.

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      5 years ago

      Imagination voted up always makes me smile.


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      Jackie Lynnley 

      5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Loved it including the photo and little cartoon movie, lol. Very imaginative! ^

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      5 years ago from North Carolina


      "on the same page"

      What more can I ask?

      An overload for the senses?

      I definitely agree

      one of the reasons

      why I held my breath

      when I pushed that

      "Publish Now" Button

      Deep Breaths...

      Thank You. My Friend.




      So glad to see you

      and your RQ ways

      and how I tried to avoid

      that darn proverbial rabbit hole

      but it was stubborn and got its way

      a twisted melon

      sounds like candy

      for the wee hours in the morning

      please do not call the cops

      or L too OL

      Just meet me by the wishing well

      a pence for your thoughts

      ; ) ocfireflies aka Kim aka Alice aka "silent movie star"

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      Romeos Quill 

      5 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thanks for the trip through Wonderland Alice :)

      You've twisted my the cops lol!

      Best Wishes,


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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      What a masterpiece! There are so many images to contemplate here; it's almost an overload for the senses. So very well-written my friend. You and I are on the same page as you'll see by my hub tomorrow.

      One of your best if not your best. Thank you for this.


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