John F. McCullagh

(09/28/1954 / Flushing)

Don’t Make Him Laugh


I said my plans out loud
and heard a deep throated chuckle.
I felt so foolish and exposed
and in a muckle of trouble.
For there’s many a slip
Twixt the cup and the lip
For those who chance to dare
And though you flee from
City to City
Fate will find you there.
So keep your secrets to your self
and shelter your designs.
Don’t dare to whisper on the wind
The debts you owe to Time.

Submitted: Friday, December 20, 2013
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A meditation based on a quote from Woody Allen.' If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.'

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