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Smiley or Smater – Miley Cyrus

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Smiley or Smater? I ain’t the creator.
Though I’m wiley much later comes the buyer’s remorse.
When she smiles I can’t hate her.
Life of Riley? No, skater.
She aims highly and Fate hurries down in due course.

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Responsibly grown?

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

I heard the woman say you are what you eat.
But in this day and age, I’m an organic freak?

She said, “Read the ingredients on each label.”
I can’t pronounce that, so I think I’m in hell.

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Painted into a corner

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

The smoking lamp went out.
It was time for a square meal.
She was dispensing bromides worth their salt.

“Follow this rule of thumb,” she practically ordered.
“If it rings a bell, be grateful you got all your marbles.
But, if it don’t, then you gotta roll with the punches.”

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Ghost talk

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

She saw the flashing lights,
a signal and a reminder,
the beings of Light were about to appear.

Their presence felt, she turned around and wondered
why so much fuss over a point of contact.
Because of their casual use of technology?

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A man’s man

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

He was a boy with a need for hugs
His father was strong and determined
They collided on sounds and talk and talk back
The collided in cuddles of pride Continue reading