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Mud Woman

Mud Woman (Karen K Redding)STEPHANIE ALOIS

She smells of Goroka coffee
in the perfume she wears each morning
What a beautiful way to start a day
Made of strawberry and honey
It’s difficult to resist her charms
Hooked on her explosive personality

A taste of wine in her presence
Spending more time with her
Leads to loving her even more
It’s difficult not to laugh at her jokes
Or her wicked sense of humour
She’ll get you thinking, she never cries

Her soul white as Asaro clay
She’s a magnet, yet so hard to get
It’s difficult to really know her
But when you do, you have a life friend
Strong, loyal, never backs down
No fear or anxiety, she’s always on top

She has a way of making her presence felt
When she’s in a room the talking stops
Impossible to break her confidence
Because she’s smart and full of sense
She is an angel among us mortals
My goodness, she’s a mud woman.


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Philip Fitzpatrick

I enjoyed this poem too Michael. Stephanie is a good poet.

I've read it a couple of times now and am still puzzling over what a mud woman might actually be. I have an idea i.e. Asaro - mudmen - mud woman, but there seems to be more to it.

Michael Dom

A good poem, Stephanie. "Made of strawberry and honey."

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