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Swimming through the thickness of life's waters - 30-in-30, part 7
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30-in-30, part 7
I went down to the bar for beers and darts with the boys. They denied me entry. Said I'd been kicked out of the boys club because I'd been writing poetry. It's true. I hang my head in shame. This is the poem that led to my disgrace. It's still a work in progress, but I'm done for now (thank you karindira for the help and feedback):

Her Smile

She has a smile,
Not like Mona Lisa's,
Not an untouchable enigma,
Mere mystery for contemplation.

She broadcasts her smile,
Bold, like light in darkness,
Sunlight's phoenix after rain,
Eureka dawning on Archimedes.

Her smile is inescapable,
Art that snares your eye,
Lighthouse to homesick sailor,
A sun around which to orbit.

Her smile has accomplices,
Head tilt and nibbled lip,
Eyes shine with mischief,
Laughing without laughter.

Her smile cuts to my chase,
Illuminates my darkest memories,
Bleaches, dilutes and demotes them,
Leaving me, a laughing boy, smiling back.

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agrathea From: agrathea Date: October 6th, 2010 08:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're so damned sweet. Thanks, honey. I don't think anyone's ever written a poem about me! :-*
thirdworld From: thirdworld Date: October 6th, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad I could be your first...no, the other first.
theajkman From: theajkman Date: October 8th, 2010 01:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Nicely written poem, very descriptive too.
thirdworld From: thirdworld Date: October 8th, 2010 05:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you.
i_ate_my_crusts From: i_ate_my_crusts Date: December 6th, 2011 10:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks for pointing me at this :-)
thirdworld From: thirdworld Date: December 6th, 2011 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for reading.
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