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  Nowhere to Hide (Den, and the Art of Deception)
by Jeff Mason
Tuesday, February 03, 2004


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Grain of salt people - take it with a grain of salt.
[Disclaimer: This poem is about Nobody and Nothing, in Nowhere]




Mr. and Mrs. Anonymous lived in Nowhere Indiana.

They had two children: Somebody and Nobody,
Who had two cousins: Anybody and Everybody.
Anybody had a girlfriend named Anything.
Somebody had a girlfriend named Someone,
whose friend was Something.

Someone had a mother named Nothing,
whose husband was Yourself,
whose cousins were ... Everything and Everyone.

Well, it so happens that Somebody
kept telling Everybody whenever Anybody
would do Anything.

Everybody kept patiently listening,
but Someone finally got fed up and told
Everything.

Everybody learned things about Somebody.

And, finally, Somebody had Nowhere to hide.

After all, Nobody is to blame for Someone's actions,
but Yourself.

Remember: Everyone should always try to do Something for Somebody.

Where Everything will end up... is Anybody's guess.

[Repeat Disclaimer: This poem is about Nobody and Nothing, in Nowhere]

Copyright (c) 2004 Jeff Mason


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Reviewed by Jennifer Butler 7/19/2007
That is so funny.
Reviewed by Safi Abdi 2/6/2004
Let's just hope somebody's not pointing the finger at Someone:)

Safi

Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 2/4/2004
this is one clever poem! I really enjoyd it
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 2/4/2004
this is great, hee, hee.......
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 2/4/2004
Love how you can twist your mind like this, Jeff, and keep it straight at the same time! :) Creatively convoluted people are essential to sharing life on this world.
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 2/4/2004
I know nuffin!
Is he related??

Moost iccuselent
Ch'erie
Reviewed by jude forese 2/3/2004
outstanding poem, Jeff ...
Reviewed by June Thompson 2/3/2004
applause-

if only someone could interpret what everyone seems to think nobody would understand
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 2/3/2004
Heh heh heh..Brilliant Jeff...floria
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/3/2004
You are a real gem Jeff! brilliant work;-)!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/3/2004
Or something like that!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Al Swanson (Reader) 2/3/2004
hey who's on first, smile, one cannot fail to grasp the depth here Jef, you being the wizard you are at this poetry, I guess it is your analytical backrond which allows you such terse informative writes, hehe, ty al
Reviewed by Christine Morell 2/3/2004
My eyes and toes are all crossed and I'm dizzy...but this is great and very well done ;)
~Chrissie
Reviewed by Trixie Love 2/3/2004
Interesting write...


Trixie :)
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 2/3/2004
well..I'm certainly NOT goin' to blame Yourself for winding up in Everybody's face..and that Someone will never get tired of YOU!!!

hehehheh..LOVED this piece.!!!!!!!!..you're a scream Jeff...yup..great sense of humour!!!

Vesna *smile*....
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/3/2004
Clever write! Enjoyed~

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 2/3/2004
"Nowhere to Hide (Den, and the Art of Deception)"... I think this piece is art to please and teach!

This poem, "Nowhere to Hide (Den, and the Art of Deception)" is one of the most outstanding creative and striking poems I have read from Your Den.

I did enjoy the creativity and aristic contents of this poem.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/3/2004
I bet Nobody will admit that Nothing in this poem relates to them - Nohow.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/3/2004
Great creation and play with words and thoughts!
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 2/3/2004
quite a creation Jeff. but it diffinitely speaks out. made me laugh a LITTLE also. had a few tears in my eyes. stress. Thanks G
Reviewed by anne cunningham 2/3/2004
"Well, it so happens that Somebody
kept telling Everybody whenever Anybody
would do Anything!" life in a small town, that's for sure.
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 2/3/2004
GREAT writing..nice sense of humor!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 2/3/2004
Lord, Jeff, glad you didn't say Virginia!! HA, great satire.
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 2/3/2004
Good advise, even if you don't happen to live in Indiana.

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