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Dancing with Dragonflies

Flip-pity fly,
Swoop-pity sail
Catch a dragonfly
By the tail
If he buzzes
Let him bail
Flip-pity fly,
Swoop-pity sail

My mother said
that looks are only
skin deep
and it's on
the inside that counts
but society has
other ideas

The best ones
are not
the most attractive
they certainly aren't
the nicest

She was after
my money
She was trying
to change me
She wants me
to be more fit

My mother said
to pick
the best one
and you
are
not
it

By: Joe DeMarco

Submitted: Friday, June 28, 2013
Edited: Sunday, April 13, 2014


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  • Tally Lace (7/4/2013 4:02:00 AM)

    This poem made me smile, it was enjoyable(:

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  • Gajanan Mishra (6/28/2013 7:35:00 PM)

    catching dragon fly, good poem, thanks.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment.

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