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Rosie O'Donnell Inks Poem for Lindsay Lohan

Rosie O'Donnell Inks Poem for Lindsay Lohan

Comic Rosie O’Donnell is as well known for her button pushing as for her talk show host prowess. Her latest head-to-head is with erstwhile actress Lindsay Lohan, over Lindsay being cast as Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime movie Liz & Dick, about the actress, icon and AIDS activist’s love affair with Richard Burton.

Comic Rosie O’Donnell is as well known for her button pushing as for her talk show host prowess. Her latest head-to-head is with erstwhile actress Lindsay Lohan, over Lindsay being cast as Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime movie Liz & Dick, about the actress, icon and AIDS activist’s love affair with Richard Burton.

Rosie made remarks on The Today Show earlier this week in which she expressed that Lindsay is absolutely the wrong choice to play Liz, and Lindsay responded in an Access Hollywood interview on Tuesday.

Now, Instinct has gotten a hold of a poem that Rosie penned in response to Lindsay. Since Rosie was once the queen of the Haiku on her blog one would think she could have Tweeted her poem to Lindsay, but Instinct has the long form of the ode to Lindsay in which Rosie says her intent wasn’t to trash the once-promising actress but to point out that Lindsay shouldn’t be working, that she needs help.

Rosie writes:

working right now seems like a bad idea
it is not about her talent
it is about her health
lindsay lohan needs help

She goes on to say:

i met her when she was a young girl
smart adorable and full of light
we all watched her this last decade
a true hollywood story

Following an interlude in the poem during which Rosie -- a Long Island native, as is Lindsay --cites a string of famous folk from the area including Billy Joel and Mariah Carey, Rosie mentions recently deceased legend Whitney Houston. If you read it really closely you can almost sense a Billy Joel / "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" influence (kidding): 

all of us children of the island
robert moses beach
northern state parkway
ej korvettes

long way from there to here
the exact feeling i had
watching whitney houstons funeral in newark
we all should have spoken up for her too

In the end, Rosie essentially says that she’s really just looking out for Lindsay’s well being.

lindsay lohan is worth saving
she is the only one who can do it
before it is 2 late
i hope she can finds her value - off camera

You can read the poem in full at Instinct.

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