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Bedevil? Not Quite...

I scoot as I scatter
and toss all around,
I break and I batter
so miscues abound,
I dim and I damper
demeanors so sweet,
I hurt and I hamper
those fast on their feet,
I frisk and I frazzle
each honest days' work,
I blunt and bedazzle
the judge and the clerk,
I grin as I garrot
as your failure unfolds,
I crack like a parrot
as frustration explodes.

So, have you figured me out-
the end sting of my tale?
Not bedevil, but D E V I L !
and I'm in the details!

( Ah, yes, it's me! Ha Ha Hee Hee!)
( I love to turn you ME!)

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  1. Date: 11/14/2010 4:28:00 AM
    wow! i'm not gone that was from 3 weeks ago,, i just got back,, i do have apoem, if you care to read,,its called, 101 poets..,..p.d.

  1. Date: 10/26/2010 7:38:00 AM
    Gerard... congrats on win in contest.....Luv/best wishes.....Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 10/26/2010 2:18:00 AM
    Very tricky one Congrats on a fine win

  1. Date: 10/25/2010 9:16:00 AM
    Congratulations Gerard on your win in Paula's contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/22/2010 11:56:00 PM
    this is very funny, and also an excellent poem, enjoyed. Harry

  1. Date: 10/22/2010 5:51:00 AM
    Gerard great points on the managing skills of my Yankees.. hope we do get Cliff Lee..when he played for the Phillies they soared so much more .. don't know why Yankees did not pick him up then.. well we can dream.. I think the S.F.Giants are a really good team and should be in the Series..luv.. against the Bronx Bombers of course... luv talking sports with u my friend... enjoy a happy weekend with luv..

  1. Date: 10/21/2010 11:31:00 PM
    The tanka evolves into a free verse poem! : ) Check it out! Ruben.

  1. Date: 10/21/2010 8:28:00 PM
    Great write here, Gerard. Keep the pen flowing and congrats on your win in the contest. Dan C ps. Thanks for your comments on my work.

  1. Date: 10/21/2010 7:26:00 PM
    The devil in the details...very clever, dear friend. Your comments always make me smile, Gerard. I kind of like the way you think of me as "Ellie Mae." When I was 19, I won a color TV in a "Daisy Mae" look-alike contest. Guess I should have auditioned for the musical "L'il Abner" when they did it in the community theater. LOL. Congratulations on your success with this clever and funny poem! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/21/2010 7:24:00 AM
    Gerard, congratulations on your win with this witty write :) Wilma

  1. Date: 10/20/2010 9:20:00 AM
    Very cute and clever and ultimately a winner. Congratulations Gerard. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 10/20/2010 7:54:00 AM
    There is a sense of humor and a bit of mischief in your wonderful poem! Congratulations, Gerard on your win!! :)

  1. Date: 10/20/2010 5:13:00 AM
    Congrats Gerard on your super win in Paula's contest with this exceptional entry luv.. a wonderful write befitting the theme so perfectly ... enjoy a top ten win today my friend with luv..

  1. Date: 10/19/2010 10:06:00 PM
    Wicked funny, Gerard. Congratulations on your win! Diane

  1. Date: 10/19/2010 7:28:00 PM
    You sure had fun with this one, Gerard. Nice to see you in the winners circle. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 10/15/2010 7:55:00 AM
    Starting my weekend early reading all the amazing poetry of all the wonderful poets here at PoetrySoup. I am so happy to find your poetry posted here this morning Gerard. Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you find tons of inspiration along the way as Fall is upon us. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/14/2010 8:04:00 PM
    love it Gerard, the best of luck in the contest,..p.d.

  1. Date: 10/14/2010 3:02:00 PM
    Good luck in the contest,,Sara

  1. Date: 10/14/2010 3:00:00 PM
    I really enjoyed to read this poem, Gerard! Playful and breathtaking rhyme!! Very nice. Ruben.