Paul Laurence Dunbar

Ohio / United States
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Ohio / United States
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The Made To Order Smile

Rating: 4.8
When a woman looks up at you with a twist about her eyes,
And her brows are half uplifted in a nicely feigned surprise
As you breathe some pretty sentence, though she hates you all the while,
She is very apt to stun you with a made to order smile.

It's a sublte combination of a sneer and a caress,
With a dash of warmth thrown in to relieve its iciness,
And she greets you when she meets you with that look as if a file
Had been used to fix and fashion out the made to order smile.
I confess that I'm eccentric and am not a woman's man,
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Brian Jani 05 May 2014
Me too I dig this poem
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I Am Charlie 03 November 2009
mmm. wise guy. I like him.
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