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A Northern Night Out

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A Northern Night Out

A voice in the mirror,
God your good looking
The gladiators chin
And the eyes of Perseus
Captured in the energy of youth
This night belongs to him

But love has many players
Its Intoxication is addictive
Saturday night on the town
Wildlife on display

From the liar bird to the labra doodle,
To the lion and the jackals
Each eyeing the herds of Wilder beasts,

Displaying their courtship rituals
Dancing round the sacred handbags.
Ready to stampede at 
The sound of last orders please

Glances across the dance floor
The weak and easy, singled out
The outcome uncertain, the winner
Destined for passion, or maybe more

The loser, to sit alone on the bus home,
That miserable face in the window
That passes by as you cross the road.
Consolation found in a cold kebab
And just one last thought,
As you burp, before that lager sleep
Mirror, mirror on the wall
You tell lies.

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  1. Date: 12/25/2011 12:26:00 PM
    Beautiful Steven , Now that the presents are wrapped, the stockings all hung, all that's left now is the holiday fun! Merry Christmas! (Dr Seuss) , wishing you the best this coming year.. i'm gonna enjoy all the blessings this coming year~bless you always,..p.d

  1. Date: 12/21/2011 5:09:00 PM
    I so enjoyed reading your poem. very well penned, thank you for sharing.

  1. Date: 12/21/2011 4:43:00 PM
    That first verse reminds me of my mothers saying "Oh to see ourselves as others see us". The critters you mention must mean all the different people that share our space. Tells quite a story! Hope your Christmas is wonerful Steven. Love, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 12/21/2011 6:56:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poetry this morning Steven. Wishing you a New Year filled with inspiration and the best to you in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Love, Carol