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Those We Meet

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JerryPat2
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South Louisiana


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one day follows the other
a change of sorts
we donít change all that much
we are pretty much the same as yesterday
in our thoughts
they stay in place
people passing us by see only the
outward shell of us
we smile and go on our way
hiding truths within
we could be walking around
flashing that smile
thinking dark, dark thoughts
and absolute unhappiness
behind our eyes
we might desire something . . .
a lover
maybe just an honest and true friend
to get us out of our rut
the classic smile and outward joy
is many times a method to hide truth
I have a feeling
if we could read those falsified smiles
of everyone we meet
we would all go screaming back home
lock the doors
pull all the blinds and/or curtains
turn off the lights
and sit somewhere trembling
and cradling
our weapon of choice

©March 18, 2017 / Jerry Pat Bolton
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P.U Stinkenbaum
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since 03-09-2017
Posts 115
Watersking with Tidy-Bowl Man


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Yes...and the rest of us are out there thinking and feeling the same. We're all just so good at walking around "flashing that smile", that  "classic smile" expressing an "outward joy" that "many times" is "a method to hide truth".

Humans can be scary. Caged birds make good pets.

Pass the Glade if you're going to do that here...

JerryPat2
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Posts 15718
South Louisiana


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. . . and it all goes 'round and 'round . . .

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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since 10-10-2009
Posts 7587
Fair to middlin'


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Jesus Christ Jerry! That was so deeply under the radar and right on target! My new favorite. Wow!
 
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