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Pull of a Finger

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Pull of a Finger

One of my favorite things about you is your smile
But you rob me of it by trying to keep it hid
By covering it up
By trying to refrain
Just seeing you TRY to refrain cracks me up
Seeing you smile
Hearing you laugh
Brings such pure joy to my soul
So when you do, I drink it up
When I realize certain things you do
or certain things I do makes you laugh
Makes you smile all the way up to your eyes
I make note of it so I can use it
EVERY chance I get
Even if that means enduring something....
Silent but deadly
But hey a girl's gotta do
What a girl's gotta do
Even when you ask me 
With a sly smirk on your face
"Pull my finger"
and you smile that wonderful smile
And I immediately start laughing
Although pulling the finger
Might result in something putrid
Any kind of embarrassing sound
"Basking in the ambiance"
I pull the "trigger"
Sometimes a sound follows 
Sometimes it's a dud
But nonetheless
We burst out laughing
And I get to see you smile
Hear you laugh
All smells aside
All sounds aside
I'm am full of happiness
All because of the pull of a finger

(For the contest "Reconsidering Laughter" by Desiree Birdseye)

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  1. Date: 4/11/2011 1:45:00 AM
    I smell EGGS...EWWW! LoL! Nice portrait of a man with a plan! ~JS Lambert

  1. Date: 3/25/2011 12:48:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading your excellent poetry today A. The best to you in the contest. I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with new found inspiration. Love, Carol