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Life can be a joke that makes you cry

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Life can be a joke that makes you cry

           
Sometimes people manipulate circumstances point fingers;
And paint accusatory renderings of destruction;
Muted with the colors of intention to misdirect and discredit.
But when the dust settles the flags of honor can still be seen flying
And even though a house of love may be under siege;
There may be some still looking to acquire entrance;
Because there is often kindness; 
And encouragement to believe in one’s self;
Even though the finger painters have told everyone they shouldn’t.
And some defenders may grow weary but continue on for reasons unknown
Yet dare to stress the importance of;
Never defecating where you eat;
Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer;
Because life can be a distorted reflection;
Of what seems larger than it really is.

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  1. Date: 7/9/2011 9:05:00 AM
    The title caught me and the content kept me. This is truly a remarkable write. It is written with much wisdom. I simply love it. It is to me a reader's delight!

    Taormina Avatar Leonard Taormina
    Date: 7/9/2011 12:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Nicole; I do love to emanate interest and delight.
  1. Date: 5/15/2011 5:51:00 PM
    Hi Leonard! A mind bender, for sure. If I keep thinking and rethinking this over, my brain will feel like pretzel. Clever and creative...so nicely done! Best wishes to you, Mikki

    Taormina Avatar Leonard Taormina
    Date: 5/16/2011 9:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Maybe I should be sorry but do much love to creatw those twists and turns. Thanks for reading and commenting. All the best to you and yours ;) leonard
  1. Date: 5/15/2011 5:02:00 AM
    A nice oxymoron theme quite creative and thought provoking, leonard

    Taormina Avatar Leonard Taormina
    Date: 5/16/2011 9:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Dr.Ram mehta