Michael Edwards



Check to find a pulse

No heartbeat is detected

Wrist watch is broken


Major drug problem

Disrupting society

Far too expensive



  • Michael Edwards

    Second version of the elephant having reduced the linework to a minimum .

    • Goldfinch60

      Yes the artwork is now very minimalist and works very well.

    • Goldfinch60

      Two more good ones Michael.

    • orchidee

      Good write and pic M. Miss Berles said to me - Do a minimalist poem - we're in short supply of syllables. Used up 99% of them by saying 'minimalist'.

      • Michael Edwards

        Thanks Orchi - might do anoth.... (sorry can't complete the comment - run out of syllables).

      • Andrew Charles Forrest

        I thought The Elephant looked familiar I'm sure he winked at me but that might have been the cheap drugs...

        Morning smiles gratefully received well done again Michael

        • Michael Edwards

          Can'r reduce him much more without losing the integrity of the subject - minimalist work like this is great fun to do. Thanks Andrew.

          • Andrew Charles Forrest

            Is ge.she on a diet?
            Ws it the E plan

          • ANGELA & BRIAN

            Thanks UNCLE MIKE : Love the minimillist ELI ! Bit like the Cheshire Cat : soon just the trip of his tunk ! Love the Haiku !
            Just as important to keep ones watch ticking as ones Heart.
            Yes its the price that keeps me drug free. In NZ to get a HIGH one just has to breath in (not @ POOY NOOY to much H2S) and look around !
            Love in the MEWS : ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡🧡
            Please check todays POEM it includes Scotlands favourite Painting bought for £8200 in 1952 now worth millions !

          • FineB

            Hello Michael,

            Thank you for this poignant and good write.

            Life is precious and priceless sadly drugs do have a very expensive price attached and a tragic one.

            Keep writing FineB.

            • Michael Edwards

              Thanks FB - I'm still not sure if the first one is prophetic or tongue in cheek. Perhaps both.

            • Neville

              unfortunately, even here in what we consider to be a first world country, life is cheap.. you need to find a new dealer Michael.. and a new wrist watch too maybe... N

              • Michael Edwards

                I'll buy it on tick...!

                • Neville

                  saves time I s'pose

                • Laura🌻


                  Love the Elephant!

                  The first haiku made me laugh!
                  The second one not so much!
                  ( I volunteer at a rehab facility and see the effects of addiction!)


                  • Michael Edwards

                    I understand that and I\'m sorry if the second one strikes the wrong cords - I fully understand that. I really admire you for working at the centre - it can\'t be easy for you - we all should be putting something back into society - I run summer painting workshops for the elderly (not so young myself) and disadvantaged - hard work but so rewarding. We only get out of life what we put into it.

                    • Laura🌻

                      Thank you, Michael!
                      You know I admire and am appreciative of your work (poems and artwork)!
                      Please understand that my sadness is for the opioid crisis that’s wreaking havoc upon our society due to greed! Seeing the harm it causes to the ones who are addicted and their families is unbearable at times. I’m not sad for the writing about the drugs! I know you understood what I meant; but I just wanted to make sure that my comment was clear and not misunderstood!

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