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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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What she is looking for

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

In the morning for the hand
that caressed her in the night,

in the bathroom for the voice of reassurance,

in the hallway for the echo of the needs wants and fears,

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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