C.R. Ebowski

Rookie (Living in my reality / Dying in the world)

Devilish Grin - Poem by C.R. Ebowski

I have your devilish grin
An aspect you passed through
But when I look in mirror
I don’t see me, I see you

Then there is the gift of gab
That I managed to retain
For that I am grateful
It is useful to hide the pain

Make no mistake about it
I would give this all up
If there might be a chance
That I could be a normal grownup

Almost impossible damage to hide
The whelps and wounds compile
Happiness is mistaken for the devilish grin
Because I never learned how to smile

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Comments about Devilish Grin by C.R. Ebowski

  • (2/8/2007 9:05:00 AM)

    C.R...This one is very touching! Being 'all growed up now' myself...I take every opportunity to smile and laugh that I can...making up for lost time...
    Thanks for this one...a very honest picture of the poet I think.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 9, 2011

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