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A Poem by michaelgallatin

Author: michaelgallatin
Created: January 02, 2018 at 01:06 pm
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: Humor | Personal | Non Fiction
Upload Stats: 4.87 Stars by 4 users with 5 comments and 142 views

One Brief Look  

As I looked into the mirror
what did I see?
Well now folk I don't know
but it sure wasn't me!

What the Hell was that thing
with hair down to its shoulders?
And on top of that
it looked like it had swallowed boulders.

Plus what did one call
what was there on its face?
It certainly was no beard folk
for it was a scruffy disgrace.

It looked like a blowfish
with its cheeks of rose.
And was that a cucumber
or merely a nose?

It had a mouth that was humongous
from eating a lot.
So watch out my friends
or you'll be in the pot!

But at least its eyes
were a nice shade of brown.
Yet they didn't belong there
on the face of a clown.

On top of all that
it appeared puffed up that day.
So I took one brief look
and then I ran far away!

Michael "Heeeeellllppppppp!" Gallatin

Last Modified: January 02, 2018 at 03:09 pm
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Author Notes

Just a bit of self-deprecating fun! Hope you got a laugh! I sure didn't friends! For me it was more like fright!

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Comments & Reviews ( X 3)

January 03, 2018
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I can really relate to this well written poem. When I look in the mirror I do not like what I see.
I look old and bald

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January 03, 2018
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Oh, you really made me laugh hard this time. I suppose this might be a poem about a mirror trying to slap a false identity on you. Yeah, at times like that, the best way to deal with it is to ran far away before you end up actually becoming what is portrayed in the mirror. Thanks for sharing. A very enjoyable piece, humorous and very unique!

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January 03, 2018
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Been there, done that!
Never look in the mirror after you have indulged in celebrations Mike. I have and wondered who the Hell is that looking back at me. Whiskey tends to cause wrinkles so I have to put up with visual nightmares!! Very enjoyable piece and a good start to the New Year. Thanks for cheering me up. Rod.

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January 02, 2018
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Made me smile
in fact i thought this was one of the best things i have read today ...there is so much gloom hanging around.

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January 02, 2018
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...doing for us what comes naturally!

Been through that "Reality check" myself.

 kitty replied on January 04, 2018


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