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Aprl Ful's


JoelJosol
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I laughd

wen u sd gd-bye

on Aprl Ful's day,

 

as sunlite

browk thru d trees

dottng d xprssway.

 

I replyd

dat I myslf m leaving 2

jst bddng my tym

 

xpcting

a scrnful of smileys

in ur rply

 

but

ol I got was u

insistnt

 

lyk d sunlight

flashng

vs my eyes

 

on not b-ing der

wen I get home

2nyt.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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Aleksandra

JoelJosol wrote:

but

all I got was you

insisting

 

not being there

when I get home

tonight.

 

What a paradox of the holiday. It should be lie and joke and happened the contrary.

Well expressed and well written poem [b:d858]Joel

 

[b:d858]Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

History of Macedonia

 

 

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goldenlangur

Hi JoselJosol,

 

A cruel joke indeed. I like the way the sublime delicacy of nature intersperse with the pain and loss in your poem, culminating in the poignant last stanza:

 

 

JoelJosol wrote:

... you

insisting

 

not being there

when I get home

tonight.

 

I think this one of your best works.

 

goldenlangur

goldenlangur

 

 

Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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Thank you, aleks and GL. It was inspired by a colleague of mine resigning from work on April Fool's day.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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I agree with the others, [b:3618]Joel: from the title, I was expecting comedic lightheartedness, but was given a dose of anguish instead. Well done!

 

Tony

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Thanks, Tony, for the feedback. I created an SMS version.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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Thanks, Mike.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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