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As The Crow Flies   Leave a comment

Avoid clichés is good advice for writers, but I thought it would be fun to create a poem of only clichés. It was fun!

I’ll air my dirty laundry
On an abandoned ship
At the 11th hour
Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining
I’m armed to the teeth
And beautiful as the day is long

Bust your balls and burn your bridges
You still can’t build a better mousetrap
Boy Howdy
I’m back in the saddle again
I was caught off guard
Trying to catch a falling knife
That cuts to the quick
From those backhanded compliments
and bald-faced lies

But I’ve got it covered
Can’t make a silk purse out of sow’s ear
When you’ve got a thorn in your side
Anyhoo
Just wanted someone to sweeten the pot
Sugarcoat something
Teach me to fish

So I got the raw end of the deal
Zigged when I should have zagged
Cried a river of crocodile tears

Now I’m burning the midnight oil
Life is a bowl of cherries
And the $64,000 question?

Your place or mine?

Mary Strong Jackson
January 2016

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Posted February 1, 2016 by strongjacksonpoet54 in Uncategorized

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