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· Fractured Legacy

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· Five Stages of Rewrite

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· Reimagining The New Year

· Procrastination

· Balancing Act

· Intelligent Life

· Clan Reunion

· Your Words Reach Me

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  Fools' Gold
by Charles B. Neff
Friday, February 04, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.

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We;ve all met a resident cynic and learned what it's like to talk to a brick wall. Cynics never lose. But do they ever win? As a small way of fighting back, here's one man's view of the cynic.


               Fools' Gold
Hail your neighbor, the cynic.
He’s figured it all out,
The master of any subject,
Never beset by doubt.
Bow to the brilliant cynic,
In all ways in the know.
There’s nothing left to learn,
When every answer is “no”.
Admire the clever cynic.
You’ll never see him shirk.
When your calling calls for nothing
You never have to work.
Follow the faithful cynic.
Just keep your blinkers intact.
You can travel the whole world
Without replacing a single fact.
Forgive the wondrous cynic.
He’s handicapped, not absurd.
How would you get along
With a vocabulary of a single word?
Charles B. Neff
February 4, 2011





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Reviewed by Gene Williamson 2/4/2011
Charles, I'm happy to see that you are a man of many
well-spoken words. -gene.
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