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The Superman

I have babysat a roomful of six year olds, 
my heart beating louder than a pack of screaming hyenas.

I walked out with them quiet and safe in their parents arms.

I improvised a speech to an audience of millionaire entrepreneurs 
that ended in a standing 'O'.

Often I danced with titanic sharks, 
and even French Kissed Killer Whales.

I have slept deep in the grip of ink black jungles 
on mid summer nights, no dream.

Once I hung on with two broken arms
five hundred feet above my demise, without a whimper.

I skated through fields of dead bodies
in not just one but two very nasty wars.

Played tag with the devil and in the end hung 
his left horn above my fireplace, 
yeah my fireplace I owed him that.

I swam naked on the crest of a waterfall
from the top of its peak to the concrete sheet at its bottom.

Many times, I have partied with death,
her bones drenched in the fluids of our perverse acts, 
but not once did she leave the party with me on her arm.

But please,

p
p
p
p
p p p please,

don't,

please don't,

make me talk to my EX-WIFE again!



10~10~2014

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 10/12/2014 11:57:00 PM
You're "the funny-man" not the superman, Mauri! ;) lol....so hilarious especially te very last line. Lol. Good luck in this contest! Xxxx D.
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Date: 10/11/2014 10:41:00 PM
A joy to read and the ending a delight. Creativity a poet's manna my friend!
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Date: 10/11/2014 6:30:00 PM
hahaha, your bio. That would indeed make you superman.
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Date: 10/10/2014 10:30:00 PM
Hey Maurice, what are you doing describing me in your poem before you talked about your ex-wife :)
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Date: 10/10/2014 10:14:00 PM
hahaha. I just knew there had to be a joke at the end of this one. Talk about your exaggerations!! Very funny stuff, my friend. Your mind is always cooking up interesting stuff!!
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 10/10/2014 10:16:00 PM
Exaggerate? This is my Bio for the contest.
Date: 10/10/2014 4:00:00 PM
that is funny, i was hanging on your every word, wondering what kind of a man you were, then I realized, a comedian. What a great twist, I enjoy your style, you are unique and a treasure to have here. Hugs my friend :)
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 10/10/2014 4:03:00 PM
you are so sweet.
Date: 10/10/2014 3:34:00 PM
You are the most interesting man in the world...cheers
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 10/10/2014 3:40:00 PM
it is a fictional character of course but you are right it is like that beer cormercial you are the most interesting man in the world.
Date: 10/10/2014 3:33:00 PM
Maurice I thought you were superman until the end of the poem and then I couldnt stop laughing - loved it great write:-) hugs Jan xxx
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Tim Smith
Date: 10/10/2014 3:45:00 PM
You are a funny man Maurice :)
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 10/10/2014 3:41:00 PM
actually I based the character on Tim!