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?


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


  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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