Scanty Smiles

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Ever seen a smile that cuts short with a sigh?

It glows like lightening

Stands upright and flows beautifully like a fountain

And drops in glamour, splashing its body on earth’s treasure

Beneath those smiles is a dark, wicked, omen

Teary, dark eyes, red like vampires

The finesse of the face that sparks with splendor

Holds a mouth filled with venom

Desperate to strike and clutch a prey

Trust those smiles boy?

But, oh boy, keep one eye open

Lest you sleep and yea a strike, stiff like a cobras’ sting

Brings you crushing beneath earth’s untrusted brink

And those smiles stare at you and sigh

Small, foolish boy, who told you thou were great?

You’d rot below my feet and I’d triumph over your face

Feigning my tears from a crocodile’s eyes

Next time, oh yea, you’d never trust a scanty smile

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