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Hard Facts

I signed up
I put my name on the line
To take a turn at happiness
And forget the sublime
They took me in a room
And said “take off your clothes”
We need to see if you’re gifted
Or simply disposed
Well I guess I missed the mark
I was an inch or two too short
So I guess that I'll never be 
A friend of Deep Throats
It seems like a pity 
Because I thought that
I could act
But it ain’t about that 
And that’s a cold hard fact.

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  1. Date: 9/9/2013 4:03:00 AM

    It's difficult to take a hard hit in the face. You can take it. You are in control..and you write magically! Always, Laura

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer Date: 9/9/2013 7:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Laura, I was having fun with this at the expense of myself! :) ~Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/14/2013 2:39:00 PM

    I think I should rephrase my remarks for the lack of clarity.( I spelled course instead of coarse... duh ) I meant to say that the poem expresses a coarse and brutal truth and that the last two lines indicate that happiness is more than a question of virility.

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer Date: 8/14/2013 5:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for clarifying. I appreciate your comments. Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/13/2013 7:27:00 PM

    Your pen gets right to a course and brutal truth with this one. The last two lines wraps up the meaning perfectly.

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey Date: 8/13/2013 9:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I suppose I could explain my perception in a little more detail, but I may have to blush a little :)
    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer Date: 8/13/2013 7:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    If only I could read between the lines of your comment...:) Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/11/2013 4:33:00 PM

    i really like this poem. well written. oh! and welcome to soup. when you get a chance read my poems, we can learn from each other. and leave a comment. :)