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Below is the poem entitled THIS STORY'S SELDOM TOLD which was written by poet John Trusty. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I’d been traumatized by my son(s).
Years and years they've said to me,
Let your other boys go free.

At my age I could see no point,
swinging with breezes below a joint.
Then the appendectomy came and went,
 “Tighty Whiteys” made their last dent.

Stitches and gauze now long gone,
wouldn’t you know it before too long…
I did become hmm…Let’s see,
home of the brave and the free.

Wearing reminders of decisions I’ve made,
Now I’m a boxer but not by trade.
When I leave my home and family
I take my leave feeling quite happily.

These ain’t lies. Lie, lie, lie, lie, la lie!

*Inspired by an appendectomy and Simon and Garfunkle

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  1. Date: 5/18/2010 1:30:00 PM
    John, you are bringing a different slant to the Soup. Another delightful piece >> James

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 3:34:00 AM
    It was a pleasure to read your poetry this morning JT. I hope you have a wonderful day filled with inspiration. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 5/17/2010 6:21:00 PM
    ok, witty