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Tales From The Cabin That Smokes: Book Twenty-Three; Homage To A Cynical Old Man...

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Bluesy Socrateaser
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In The Mirror


0 posted 12-29-2017 02:46 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

He was a cynical old man
who lost his can of Simonize
somewhere in the junkyard
of his tired thoughts

Confusing bitter memories
with his worn out ego
that never really served him
past his dreams of avarice

He was a cynical old man,
once a charming sociopath
that painted his hidden frowns
into an hourly clownish smile

He destroyed all who knew him
and passed the blame along
to those weak enough to believe
his deceptive emotional appeal

Yes, he was a cynical old man
coming to grips with himself
in the same way he faced others
...making it more and more difficult to shave


...just bein' Bluesy
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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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1 posted 12-29-2017 06:27 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Bluesy, this isn't your usual fare. I like it very much. Some deep thought going on here.(not that your other poems don't have deep thoughts) You leave the reader with some mixed emotions, almost feel sorry for him, but not quite. I like that you never know what is going to come out of that cabin that smokes... ~L
2islander2
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by the sea


2 posted 12-29-2017 11:15 PM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

a very relevant and convincing portrait of an old man

loved it

yann
Bluesy Socrateaser
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I appreciate your reading and commenting, yann.

...just bein' Bluesy

Poet In Pink
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4 posted 12-30-2017 10:15 PM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

Think I've ran into this cynical man before ~ Really quite a sad existence...You painted it well Bluesy
Bluesy Socrateaser
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5 posted 12-31-2017 02:18 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Yes, Miss Pinky...'tis an unfortunate choice of existence.

Much obliged.

...just bein' Bluesy

 
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