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Up to Snuff

Everything can feel so tough
When someone isn’t up to snuff.
Your best may not be good enough
Although you try and try.

What often happens off the cuff,
As simple as a powder puff,
May suddenly seem raw and rough,
A truth you can’t deny.

So if you’re acting grim and gruff
Because you lack your normal stuff,
You just might not be up to snuff
And that’s the reason why.

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  1. Date: 9/15/2013 10:59:00 AM
    I enjoyed the rhyme and wit in this. Very clever :)

  1. Date: 9/8/2013 9:38:00 PM
    Wow, I love your witty wonderful poems.

  1. Date: 9/3/2013 2:06:00 PM
    Acting like it's no big deal when things are all awry. We understand now that it's just something we can't deny. I guess it means that we are human to sometimes not feel right. But I can say from my experiance, oh my goodness, oh GOODNIGHT. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 6:17:00 PM
    Like this one, dear Ilene! I echo what Eileen had to say! More like this please! Big huggs, Jack xoxox

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 2:47:00 PM
    :) I like it, Ilene...No reference to the snuff boxes of old, my dear, eh? ;) Just teasing....I like that you did a rhyme and how your worked all the last lines of this delightful piece! HUGS, MY DEAR!

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 2:47:00 PM
    gorgeous write, got a smile upon this face...Thank you, Ilene....Peter