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True Warmth

Please don't mistake a smile for warmth, it's not
   Behind the surgeon's smile sure lurks a knife
That pal at work you hang out with a lot
   Will cut your heart out, ruin your very life

When young, we think we have a million friends
   We laugh, we play, we think that life is great
Though really they pursue their selfish ends
   So easy for their love to turn to hate  

True warmth won't turn you out in winter's cold
   It cooks a hearty meal for you at night
It also will take care of you when old
   It sympathizes with your every plight

Look past that smile, my friend, and see the heart
   ~ The best advice to you I can impart



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Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 9/24/2019 8:33:00 PM
You are so right Gershon. I can relate to love turning to hate first hand. A smile can be deadly. Look into another's eyes, and behind the smile into the heart. Words to live by.
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Date: 9/24/2019 8:59:00 PM
Thank you for such a thoughtful, considered comment, Sandra. Best wishes, Gershon
Date: 9/6/2019 12:52:00 PM
Hello Gershon Wolf, yes ido agree to look past the smile and see the heart. This is so true. Have a nice day my friend.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 9/6/2019 3:21:00 PM
Yes. It's what in the heart that counts. Thanks, Darlene. :) gw
Date: 9/1/2019 1:08:00 AM
Every word, every line is so true - warmth is love and love is warmth, where else could we find this warmth except with a loving partner. Beautiful Gershon Hugs, Jenny.
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Date: 8/31/2019 10:12:00 PM
And it quite beautifully done, advice Gershon.
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Date: 8/31/2019 5:27:00 PM
You never cease to surprise me, Wolf. Limerick, footle, monorhyme, crystalline, epigram. Now the sonnet which is so lovely both technically and aesthetically. You're kinda wolf in sheep's clothing, aren't you?)
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 9/2/2019 10:45:00 AM
Baa, baa, baa...
Date: 8/31/2019 1:07:00 AM
"True warmth won't turn you out in winter's cold It cooks a hearty meal for you at night It also will take care of you when old It sympathizes with your every plight" If ever Greg Barden has another contest looking for a stanza that can stand on its own...this is it! I loved your poem Gershon! xxoo
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 9/2/2019 10:44:00 AM
Thanks for the tip and for your enthusiasm, Connie. Much appreciated. ~ gw
Date: 8/30/2019 10:44:00 PM
G'day Gershon … and very sound advice indeed. Very impressive indeed - Lindsay
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 9/2/2019 10:44:00 AM
Thank you, Lindsay. ~ gw
Date: 8/30/2019 4:37:00 PM
powerful sonnet and so much truth within your words...i have seen a few unskilled surgeons myself... excellent write... hugs :)
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Date: 9/2/2019 10:43:00 AM
Thanks, Sandy...Note that the word 'kill' is subsumed by 'unskilled.' ~ gw
Date: 8/30/2019 10:30:00 AM
Wow! Gershon, What sage advice. True friends are hide to find. I agree with the message in this. The last two lines summed it all up perfectly. Have a great weekend my friend:-) Alexis
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 8/30/2019 2:10:00 PM
Appreciate your kind words and support, Alexis. You have a great weekend too! :) gw
Date: 8/30/2019 10:14:00 AM
Very good advice. Now a smile from a true friend, that is priceless.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 8/30/2019 2:09:00 PM
Right you are, Richard. Thanks for the feedback and the viewpoint. Best wishes, Gershon
Date: 8/30/2019 3:01:00 AM
Some smile to your face and stab you in the back love the uplifting ending couplet GW. Am adding this to my faves:-) hugs Jan xx
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 8/30/2019 2:08:00 PM
Astutely put, Jan. Thanks for the insight and the FAVE. Best wishes, Gershon
Date: 8/30/2019 1:24:00 AM
Gershon, Look past the smile and the selfish heart. If the angels are watching you will be found out. Never attempt that. -Richard
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Date: 8/30/2019 2:07:00 PM
Good advice, Richard. Thank you! :) gw
Date: 8/29/2019 10:37:00 PM
Sweet words to remember and be remembered and keep remembering. (say that three times fast, hehe) Your pen is sharp indeed this night. Excellence is showing, at the capeline... wonderful... Ann
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Date: 8/30/2019 2:07:00 PM
Ann, I flunked the three times fast test you gave me. Frankly, I flunked the one time fast test. Next up: Urine test. Hope I don't flunk that one too! LOL. Thank you so much for your kind words. Best wishes, Gershon