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Just My Luck

JUST MY LUCK

Unfortunately
I have recently
Been befriended

By the well known
Franco-Irish know-it-all
Eamonn Ayviss

Who has undertaken
A fault-finding mission
From here to eternity

Even more unfortunately
He has an annoying habit
Of continually breathing

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Non-franocophilies may need to check out “a mon avis” on their favoured on-line translator.

The Audacious Author

THE AUDACIOUS AUTHOR

Who needs a critic?
But then on the other hand
Who needs to be one?

My Friend The Clown (The Face In The Mirror)

MY FRIEND THE CLOWN (THE FACE IN THE MIRROR)

When I was first
getting to know him
I was quite taken

with his childlike naiveté,
his artless simplicity,
his complete innocence.

Then one day it dawned on me
– as these things do – that in fact
he was just a fool*.

Yet for a long time
I had little trouble
accepting his disabilities.

(After all, don’t we all have those?)

His cowardice, his dishonesty, his betrayal.
(Even he would admit to those
– occasionally … and if challenged.)

But as the years passed by
I’m afraid I lost my tolerance
– not without a fight.

Disappointment after disappointment,
watching as he trumpeted his achievements
and developed a talent for effortless self delusion.

So à dieu, old friend.
Travel well and safely.
One final parting gift …

To deceive others is discourteous
but to deceive oneself
is disastrous.

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…..*A Fool

…..1. A professional jester.

…..2. A silly or stupid person; a person who lacks judgement or sense.

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