Satire Poetry posted December 30, 2013 Chapters:  ...34 35 -36- 37... 


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A chapter in the book To Cherish Thorns

Alone Smiles A Fool

by michaelcahill



Fortune smiles for the sake of irony, whether
it stops for a visit or not
Perhaps, it is a sense of humor that causes it
to catch your eye
then coyly glance away
making you doubt your own senses
 
How silly you feel when you wave your hand
and then bend your arm awkwardly
to scratch your head
pretending that your intentions were always so
 
just like her
the glitter girl
 
smiles for the many miles of maybes
that you dreamed of
Are they mocking you as though you are chubby?
but you are not the pie-eating champion this year
 
Winks for the crowd making faces behind you
vanishing just as you turn around
you are just too slow
doltish dullard
Dancing dervish, you are not
The polka won't be in style forever more
 
You dive off a cliff
and they all laugh
Your vertigo wouldn't even allow
a belly flop splash to get them wet
 
But, you aren't really afraid of heights
are you?

You are just afraid
Why are you smiling?

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The dandy feeling of being in love with a girl that couldn't care less about you and doesn't even know that you exist. Good times!!
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