would you read me

If I’m writing from a cell

counting bars that’s not music

and I’m in for my human failings

Would you read me

If my life is rife with strife

as a wife with a tongue like a knife

Out of gendered kindness

Would you read me

If I can cajole you

with my Janus-faced act

as a smooth operator in fact

Would you read me

If it makes you happy

when words conjure worlds

with whos and whys and what ifs

Would you read me?

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Mindfills by s.s. for

Thesaurus game Foible (picked synonym Failings because its a word that is gentle, human, and deceptively excuseable)

Thesaurus game – duplicitous (picked synonym Janus-faced umm..because it didn’t come up as a synonym ๐Ÿ˜‰

Cee’s FOTD & pick-me-up if it makes you happy

MindLoveMisery’s – Sade – smooth operator

MindLoveMisery’s rhymetime – life wife strife knife rife

FOWC cajole

JibberJabber’s kindness

13 thoughts on “would you read me

  1. <smile> Love your reasoning for synonym picking. Failings … indeed life is best when we forgive, and are forgiven for them. And the whimsy of Janus-faced — when I’m stuck with the slight offerings many of the online thesauruses offer, I go to WordHippo.com which offers an explosion of possibilities. So many options can be a bit daunting. However, “Janus-faced” is among the synonyms offered for “duplicity”. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    And yes, I’d read you.

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    1. Haha.. you know.. you’re the first to answer! So yay โ˜บ๏ธ

      I wanted to use peccaadillo for foible. Does that work as a synonym?

      Btw.. I love the idea of the thesaurus Game..Kudos

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  2. <smile> This post should earn more attention. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    As far as synonyms go in Thesaurus Game, you just need to find one in an actual thesaurus. Thesaurus.com and Merriam Webster Online don’t list it — which, honestly, seems a bit off, but … so many synonyms so little page.

    However, WordHippo.com is rather more generous with its synonyms, and it does include peccadillo as a synonym for foible… if you click on the [more…] button several times, so there ya go.

    And kudos graciously accepted. Thank you! Hopefully it’s an idea that can take off. ๐Ÿ™‚

    With that in mind, I responded to “Failings” with “Frailty” on my Pix to Words blog. Just to show that Thesaurus Game can be played by anyone, anywhere. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Sounds good. I like the challenge that comes with thesaurus game…rummaging through words in my head for synonyms. Thanks for your response.
      It’s now anyone anywhere’s turn to play ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Mmmmm… and part of that pleasure is the journey the words take the players on over time. Especially true when both players are in emotional/intellectual sync, but sometimes even better when they aren’t, and pulling in opposite directions. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. I agree…..since we have our own journeys on how we got to know that one word… and how it has travelled with us… Nicely put

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