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I'm Not Fooled

An old trick that’s tried and true
You want me to visit you
So you go and drop a line
Saying that my work is fine
Then when you have dropped the bait
You sit calmly and you wait
Hoping that I’ll come to see
That little insult, just for me
Well, my dear…here is the clue
I’m not fooled by likes of you!

Eileen Manassian Ghali

I've actually had this done to me before. Someone leaves a sweet comment and 
so you go to repay the compliment and you find a scathing 
rebuke...intended...slyly just for you! It's sad. I guess we all do that at 
times...for rebuke or for love. Once thing is certain...I don't let anyone insult my 
intelligence. I'm a smart cookie!



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  1. Date: 7/24/2014 5:09:00 PM

    great poem, eileen! i don't know why someone would do that - it makes me angry to even think of it. grrrrrrr..........
  1. Date: 7/24/2014 4:54:00 PM

    I like the way you stand your ground Eileen, Why should you put up with all the BS. no one has the right to rebuke another. It is always good to stand alone. Loved your poem, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 7/24/2014 4:29:00 PM

    Wow ! You found me out ! lol, You don't have to visit me, but I really like your work, so much so, I'm going to read more and even add you to my favorites. You may be a smart cookie, but I'm a refreshing glass of milk---------I just made that
  1. Date: 7/24/2014 12:10:00 PM

    I don't leave comments hoping you would come back to me, I just like you knowing that I enjoy your work, you are great, no games, just cookies, hmm cookies... have a great day beautiful. mmm now I want cookies, thanks ;)
  1. Date: 7/24/2014 11:40:00 AM

    My dear friend you're so good that no one should allow himself to do that to you,that would be so unfair, & shameful!beside that , among Persian poets we have a noble woman who has said perfect poems of this style about private & social comportments.You remembered her name? It's the great Parvin Etesami ! XOXO Moein
  1. Date: 7/24/2014 6:41:00 AM

    I'm a nut cookie coated with caramel syrup,yet still a nut cookie : ).Hi sweetie...I'm sorry if someone tried to play with your emotions.Why would someone do that to you?.So sad this is Eileen.Why cant people be straightforward ,it solves all differences in Much better way.
  1. Date: 7/24/2014 12:03:00 AM

    I'm a chocolate chip.. Yummy!
  1. Date: 7/23/2014 11:39:00 PM

    Awe Arthur's comment is so sweet....I would give you at least four or five and commission the moon to stay out a little extra longer....hugs Tim
  1. Date: 7/23/2014 10:58:00 PM

    I loved this one Eileen! If I ever am so lucky as to fool you, it will not be a rebuke, but a hug and a kiss or 2 or 3....!!!!