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The Pretender

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The Pretender

Such deception at only the price of a cheesy smile.
To think I could mingle with the elite.
And graze ad-nausium in their playground.
No awards are there to shower accolades for such a performance.
To become, to fit in without question;
Caviar and Trisquits never swallowed easier.
Ah, the good life at last.
And here I am stepping on ants where I used to live.
"Survival of the fittest, " they say;
But only a counterfeit can really play.
Those precious mornings in the mirror,
Pasting images no gallery can afford.
As I step into my disguise and give a nod
and a wink;
To the pretender.

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  1. Date: 11/30/2012 2:32:00 PM

    i think there is a little bit of pretender in us all now a days..like this poem alot...

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 3:18:00 PM

    Your not a pretender are you? I think not! If so...I will say a prayer for the pretender. :o)

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 6:00:00 PM

    I stopped by to read your great work and got a little chuckle at the very end..I hope that you did not see the pretender..Enjoyed reading ..Thanks for the time spent reading my work..Your presence there was uplifting..Sara