Naked Truth

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

It is short enough to speak for itself.

Naked Truth

A paunch in the mirror
where a six-pack used to be.
Denying cannot help
to see another me.

 


Submitted: January 18, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Bert Broomberg. All rights reserved.

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Donald Harry Roberts

I hear..

Mon, January 18th, 2021 2:48pm

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Thanks for your feedback.

Mon, January 18th, 2021 8:21am

Mike S.

Isn't that the sad truth? A fine poem, Bert

Mon, January 18th, 2021 6:27pm

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Thanks Mike. I guess it happens to many of us.

Mon, January 18th, 2021 3:04pm

Prince EL

6 packs turned into one,
Bert, you're not alone. :)

Mon, January 18th, 2021 7:43pm

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Thanks for your feedback. I am afraid a lot people can recognize the situation.

Mon, January 18th, 2021 3:05pm

J.D. Anderson

I feel it. I was a Marine in the 80's and 90's but now all I see is a grandpa...... which isn't all that bad. Good read, caught the feeling, but could have been longer, a lot of room for expanding.

Mon, January 18th, 2021 11:09pm

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Thanks for your feedback. There is nothing wrong with looking like a grandfather. You are right about the length, it could have been longer, but I'd like to keep my light verse as short as possible, in contrast to some of my other poetry.

Tue, January 19th, 2021 8:14am

DLCannon

Very true. But don't break a mirror! That's 7 years bad luck!

Sat, January 30th, 2021 12:20am

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Thanks for your feedback. Much appreciated.

Mon, February 1st, 2021 11:33am

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