Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Miss D'Meanor

Call me Miss D'Meanor.
I'm the method and the measure
between the girl who eats the apple
and the girl who bakes the pie.

Never wholly wholesome,
but less than average evil.
Call me Miss D'Meanor;
I'm how the middle makes a life.

For Open Link Night at dVerse

43 comments:

Brian Miller said...

Never wholly wholesome,
but less than average evil....ha...such fun word play...seriously this would fit a nice rap...

Teresa said...

This is great! It's so hard to be so perfectly nice or devilish. That middle area is huge!

Daydreamertoo said...

Yep, not good, 'cause none of us is a saint, not bad either...somewhere right in the middle... with a little sway one way or the other at times is balanced ;) Miss D'Meanor MZ

ayala said...

This is great !

Claudia said...

I'm the method and the measure
between the girl who eats the apple
and the girl who bakes the pie.... i think that sounds quite balanced...smiles

Beachanny said...

This made me smile - a cool presentation of how we adapt, I think.

Laurie Kolp said...

Ah, very clever and made me smile.

Helen said...

Had to read it twice ..
seems you might have been
describing me!
At least the me
I'd like to be!

A delightful poem!!!

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Wonderful - devil or angel? As if one could be only one. :) Very fun.

lori mcclure said...

I like it!
"I'm the method and the measure
between the girl who eats the apple
and the girl who bakes the pie"

I think a lot of us feel this way inside. Extremes can be so unbecoming anyway, right?

anglachel27 said...

I could sense a declaration of compromise here, of what needs to be, but also a joy in it, pride at navigating a middle way that is truly you. Nice!
Gene

Mary said...

Middle of the road is often the best! I enjoyed this.

RMP said...

this is definitely a fun little piece. the middle's not such a bad place to fall.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Fun write - middle is good - we can enjoy the best of both worlds.

Anna :o]

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yeah!! I do love this one!! You do make my day!!

Susie Clevenger said...

Never wholly wholesome...that's the way to live. Love it!

Steve E said...

LOVE this! And if I stay somewhere in the middle of the herd, I MAY not be eaten up by wolves and scavengers.

I have lived sometimes (too often) along the outer edges, TOO wholesome (HAHAHA!) and more often--well, occasionally--as the Bow EEVIL one!

FUN to be here tonight!

Wolfsrosebud said...

nice punch to this one

Gail said...

Fun. Well done.

Tracie Skarbo said...

What fun this is! Love the playful nature !

marousia said...

So playful! Love it!

hedgewitch said...

Tasty in all ways. (My stepson really thought that word was spelled Mr. Meaner.)

Fireblossom said...

You put words together lately as if they were your own jigsaw puzzle of sound. Only the right one fits in any given spot, and you placed each one so they sound like....this!

uneven steven said...

very witty lots and lots of multiple meanings - very cool - pretty mean with the math metaphors i mean above average uh, nevermind, i liked the wholly wholesome and eats and bakes oh heck liked the whole thing - you made me jealous - nice

Susan said...

These days, everyone knows a Miss Demeanor and most people know a Miss Take. Not you. Your poem wastes not a syllable, and I truly admire it!

mrs mediocrity said...

This made me smile all over the place! the middle isn't so bad, right?

flaubert said...

Tell me, mama, did you have your tongue planted very firmly in your cheek when writing this? A fun piece.

Pamela

Sabio Lantz said...

Put a smile on the face -- a naughty girl making a pie.

Kamana said...

never wholly wholesome... thats the best way isnt it?

Shawna said...

This is freaking awesome, girl. You are so creative. I love it---every word.

Arron Shilling said...

I'm the method and the measure: YEP! for real :)

Margaret said...

Truly clever!! I'm drooling, I love this poem so. You Rock!

manicddaily said...

Very clever. Just don't get caught. Miss D'Meanor mighty fined! k.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Neat! :)

She Writes said...

Best to offer an apple in a pie perhaps, before he takes a bite of what you have already tasted :).

ninotaziz said...

This needs to be a song. And hit the charts!

Grandmother said...

Clever, fun and true.. This has it all!

Anonymous said...

Miss de Meanour and Miss de Nova seem to be travelling in the same
direction:)

Cressida de Nova

Far Beyond The Ridge said...

Hmm...like walking a train rail in an earthquake.
Cool write, mz

Steve King said...

Great wit and wisdom in this...it seems like you've found a good place to be. This is one of those ideas where I say "...geez, I wish I thought to say it that way." Nice job!

Nilanjana Bose said...

Maybe not wholly wholesome...but delicious! cool coating a nugget of wisdom,thanks

Fred Rutherford said...

incredible phrasing here. Love the middle and that whole idea and thought. The play on misdemeanor is fun, the apple/pie referencing is neat and the ending is quite effective. Great write. Thanks

sheila said...

love this! can totally relate.