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Puzzle of Ten Pieces
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Insights while fasting on a cloudy afternoon

Puzzle of Ten Pieces


1.) I am descended from an aristocracy of crime

And regular aristocracy too but I just rhyme


2.) When I was all ready to go fight the Vietnam War

Then the Army decided not to draft me anymore


3.) The psychiatrist from the government asked me about

What I saw and I could see he had pig ears and a snout


4.) When my mother used to practice smiling in the mirror

She only saw death staring back at her ever clearer


5.) My father is a hitman and he would like to kill you

We are proud of each other and I know he would thrill you


6.) My son Teddy the poet and my father the poet

Share a birthday and the Lance mojo wouldn't you know it


7.) My daughter Maria is a celebrated beauty

And I tell the world with pride as my genetic duty


8.) My son Stevie the rock star called me from San Francisco

While walking in Chinatown after a successful show


9.) I have known Franziska since early Two Thousand and Three

She's seen me through hell and been the most faithful friend to me


10.) Some think they understand me yet they don't and never will

They shouldn't fuck with me but just think twice and then keep still


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Reviewed by Chrissy McVay
A hitman? Wow, now there's some story material. Tell you son best of luck with his rock and roll band!
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Yes as Tinka says interesting self rflections and sometimes we need to do that just sit back and take stock before we burden ourselves further.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Most interesting write Steven!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Barbara Terry
A Puzzle of ten pieces is right, dear brother. But if you think your life is messed up, try looking at mine. All I ever wanted in my whole life, is probably what I'll never be able to have. But I keep going forward in the hopes that I can. Because my physical transistion, even tho cosmetic, is still a mental morale builder for me, and is sorely needed, now more than ever. Thnx for sharing Steve. May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, maybe too stubborn for my own good, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your still very sad and very terrified little sister, Barbie

"If I have to be this girl in me, Then I have the right to be."
Reviewed by Susan Cook-Jahme
Steven...this is most interesting. There is a subtle pattern and some things make one smile...thanks for sharing, Susan
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