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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Two Lessons, Too Late (Prompt: epigram)



“The way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.” – Oscar Wilde

I knew it was wrong
when I did it
but I did it anyway
because she promised me
“no one will ever know.”

Being an ethical contortionist
I trusted my logic
and believed my rationale,

but when he called me
at my office
screaming
that he knew what I did,
where I lived
and that he was going
to shoot off my testicles
with his shotgun,

I learned two lessons:

first,
it is impossible
to talk your way out of
a problem with a party
unwilling to listen,

and
second,
never sleep with
another man’s wife,
schmuck.

8 comments:

  1. Ha! This is great! Not morally speaking of course, but it is an entertaining piece full of useful information!

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  2. As always, flawless!

    I am here playing catch-up. What a wonder world of words I have ahead of me.

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  3. Enjoyed the choice in epigraph and the accompanying poem. Enjoy #novpad!

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  4. I like the quotation you chose...and your poem, gut level honest which I like loads!

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  5. Day 1...posted this link. Thanks for participating, my friend!

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  6. Oh Buddah it has been far toooooooo long since I have laughed literally out loud at your unique humor. Thanks to Paula for as Claudette put it "reeling you in" realllllly!!

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  7. Anonymous6:53 PM

    ethical contortionist--I like it. I'm glad Paula let me know about your site. NCDT

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  8. Wow. Great poem. That title and opening stanza really pulled me in (I imagine the way "she" did with that cheating man). ;-)

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