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Dead man walking

She's bound to know this time you lied. She must have noticed when you kissed the bride. The hand that lingered a little too long. The softest kiss with a hint of tongue. The longing look as you drew apart. "The bastard, he must have slept with the tart." The forced smile and the squinty eyes. You just know she's disseminating all your lies. The nervous walk, back to your table. You want to run but know you're not able. You try to make conversation but she's not talking. That's when you know, you're a dead man walking.

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Date: 10/2/2020 2:30:00 PM
Can imagine there are many dead men walking out there, but do they learn? It's a 10 out of 10 from me John, Emilia : ) x
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John Jones
Date: 10/2/2020 2:40:00 PM
I tend to observe people at family functions and their mores often turn up in my poetry. I really appreciate your feedback Emilia, thank you. On a different note, I’ve been checking your expenses for last week and they seem a tad excessive ha ha
Date: 8/30/2020 12:20:00 PM
Hello John Jones, yes when a woman is angry she will not be speaking to you. The man cheated on her. That takes time to forgive. You have to tell her you did it. Then it is up to her to forgive ot not to. Enjoy your day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 8/31/2020 10:30:00 AM
Hello John Jones, nothing wrong being whimsy. Enjoy your day my friend.
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John Jones
Date: 8/30/2020 4:13:00 PM
Thanks Darlene. Just a little bit of whimsy.