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An Old Fools Worry

An Old Fools Worry I’ve been a silly jester Nearly my entire life. Even as a goofy school kid Way before I had a wife. I’ve always found real pleasure In making people laugh. But the problem is so often It’s from the making of a gaffe. I find as I’ve grown older At times a bit more feeling. Words can more that sting They may leave a person reeling. I admit, at times I’m careless Something strikes me funny I take off with it a runnin’ Like the 'Energizer' bunny. But sometimes as I’m leaving I’ve just been the silly clown I sense upon my victims face A held back, “hidden” frown. I’ve even sensed much worse It’s become a growing fear That when I’m gone, the pain Has even caused a tear. The problem as I see it is The ones we love the most Because we know them best Are oft our unwitting host. I’ve always felt that they should know I wouldn’t ever mean to harm But that don’t stop the hurt From the twisting of their arm. An old friend used to say: You can’t know the public’s mood. Nor where this person’s been Or what just happened to their brood. What news they’ve just been handed The experience they’ve just felt. They might have rather now You’d have struck them with a belt. I so seldom pause to sense Who may have kicked their cat. Or where impassioned minds Fervent thoughts are focused at. So with that I’ll summarize Let you know what I’m drivin’ at. The very next time I start my spiel Signal “It’s not your turn at bat.” Cause life, I’m finding, is short So if my way of silly teasin’ For whatever be your reason Is at all a bit displeasin’. Just tell me so. Make it clear A moment of forced laughter Isn’t worth losing a good friend Certainly not, for ever after. Written by oldbuck Aug. 19, 2015 As he pondered all the folks he has probably wounded over the years with his foolish tongue.

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Date: 7/8/2017 1:29:00 AM
I tend to be the jestful sort and when I can't find people to jest with/about that wont cause hurt, I'll jest about myself. Tonight it was at a party when the host kept telling everyone to eat... everyone was to busy talking till I got up a half hour later and got food. then they flooded the table. I called out "sure wait till you realize the big man might steal all the food". Thanks for sharing this!
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Date: 7/8/2017 2:39:00 PM
Jesse: As a fellow "souper" you know how great it feels when someone takes their time to comment. I thank you for it and will be spending some time with "Zerlaut's stuff" later today. oldbuck
Date: 12/14/2016 6:02:00 PM
No really, I just didn't want to lose my place as I read through your stuff:-). Now this'un here speaks volumes, (even though I don't hear worth a hoot). I tend to be a bit dangerous when I'm caffeinated, but hopefully I cause less damage than I used to;-). Don't think you have much to worry about! Keep us smiling Old buck, we preeshiate it. ~ john
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Date: 12/14/2016 6:30:00 PM
John: Thanks again for you interest. The Soup and those that walks these halls have meant a great deal to me the last couple years. I'd long since worn out any local readers I had and needed fresh meat. I've found that on the Soup. And you have been a part of that. Thanks again. oldbuck.
Date: 12/14/2016 10:00:00 AM
this is just my "bookmark" - I'll be back to read more later ~ j
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Date: 12/14/2016 11:08:00 AM
John: Around home they call that "a glutton for punishment" or some might say "Masocistic" without the sex. :o) Thanks for your willingness to spend some time in "oldbucks stuff". oldbuck
Date: 8/25/2015 11:45:00 PM
OLD BUCK.... Enjoyed this very much... SKAT
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Date: 8/26/2015 3:24:00 PM
SKAT: I'm pleased you found enjoyment in my rhyme. Thank you for taking the time to comment. oldbuck
Date: 8/19/2015 10:03:00 PM
A very introspective piece, Old Buck! I enjoyed reading it. Love,Kim
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Date: 8/26/2015 3:23:00 PM
Kim: I had to look up "introspective" to see if I should be pleased or offended. :o) With that, I'll say: Thanks for the kind words. I guess most of what I write it indeed "introspective". I don't know much else. oldbuck