Wednesday, April 16, 2008

My Friend Michelle -- a friendship poem/a cartoon poem/a poem about a friend

Gregory K.

My friend Michelle is made of ink.
Her skin is green. Her teeth are pink.
Her right eye’s blue, her left’s maroon.
Yes, she’s a real, live girl cartoon.
When we go walking down the street,
I think we shock the folks we meet.
She always gets so much attention
Since she’s missing one dimension.
“I’m not so flat,” she likes to say,
“Although I know I’m drawn that way.”
Her friendship could not be replaced.
I hope she’ll never be erased.
While some folks keep their joy sedated,
Not Michelle, she’s animated.

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Rita said...

Oh, my goodness, I adore this poem. "I'm not so flat! I'm just drawn that way!!" You're killing me!!!!

Great, great, great!!!

Saipan Writer said...

I agree--this poem has charm!

Anonymous said...

Most excellent and fun!
Angela Russell

nooriana said...

yes.. so charmy
I like it