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effjayel
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At the Crossroads of Infinity


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To avoid any confusion
It's best you know from the start
Happiness is just an illusion
Behind which to conceal a fractured Heart ....


"Ignorance is the Enemy...."

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JerryPat2
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Not too bad philosophizing, effjayel.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Bluesy Socrateaser
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In The Mirror


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Behind the "Smoke and Mirrors" lies an old standard from the mid-sixties by Jimmy Ruffin titled, "What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted". That's where I know the line from this tune, "Happiness is just an illusion".

I do that sort of stuff Jack, so it's easy to recall. You may not have been aware, and it's really no big deal if you did. Many performers covered this song and the lyrics are pretty well known.

All that being said, I enjoyed your poetry very much.  


BTS

...just bein' Bluesy

jjote
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yes,and like love, it's a mental illusion - the reality may sometimes be disappointing.

Just being a cynic here - got out of the wrong side of my bed...kidding
tracie66
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Couldn't agree more
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