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Fool
by Regis Auffray
Friday, April 23, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Still about the same person (that word seems most inadequate) who came into my life...



Fool

I am a fool
Most everyone says

I see too much of you
Even when you are not there
I think too much of you
I dream too much of you
I see too much in you

They say
You are not a goddess
You are not holding the rainbow
That soothes the storms
You are not whispering in the wind
That sighs through the trees
Sharing secrets and answers
You are not the song of the river
You are not a star winking
At me
You are not everything
I wish I were

But
I know you are all of that
And more

You are a fool
They say to me

But Iíll be a fool for you
As long as you
donít think I am a fool

Copyright © Regis Auffray
April 2004
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Reviewed by lois christensen 8/19/2014
Noone is a fool that loves someone they want to love.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 2/20/2012
...BUT, REGIS...DIDN'T YOU KNOW?! 'EVERYBODY IS SOMEBODY'S FOOL'! MAYBE EVEN, TWO OR THREE SOMEBODY'S FOOL, BUT NOW THAT YOU'VE GOT THE 'BADGE'...WASN'T IT WORTH IT(SMILE)? WHAT A DIFFERENCE! THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Nicole Weaver 8/1/2009
Regis,
You are forever the romantic. You remind me of Cyrano De Bergerac except you are much more good looking.
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 4/18/2008
Regis,
We really can't help how we feel about another person. I love this poem - there's a great mixture of inventive imagery and emotion. It's easy to become overwhelmed by someone who has managed to capture a piece of one's heart. Love and Hugs~
Sheila
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 11/30/2007
Very nice... ' Song of the river'... it is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 7/13/2007
A fool in love is a wonderful thing. I've been a fool before. It was good while it lasted. Excellent poem. Liz
Reviewed by Stan Grimes 2/20/2007
This poem struck me in a personal way...been there done that.

Stan
Reviewed by Robert Montesino 7/29/2004
And even if she thought so you would love her still...that the way love is! Haven't we all been a fool for love sometime in our lives, this title caught my eye, I'm glad it did Regis, thank you for sharing!
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 5/8/2004
My sentiments are in league with your final line of
this lovely poem, Regis. When
someone loves you, it is an
honor to be called a fool.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/8/2004
I have to agree and do so vehemently with La Belle and Katy, they both said more than I can say herein, listen to them, the hell with the rest of the world, they are the fools for they know not of your life, it is just that, YOURS! Let them deal with their lives on their meagerly unenlightened levels...Peace thru Self Knowledge, Ed & Rufuz (rufuz agrees)
Reviewed by Denise Edwards 5/4/2004
A most enjoyeable read! Great job, Regis. Love and Peace:
Denise
Reviewed by Franz Kessler 5/1/2004
Very, deep, thoughtful reflections. People are a reflection of us, and what we see has as much to do with us then with the person. Not everyone looks at a raibow. Franz
Reviewed by Charles Mann (Reader) 4/29/2004
A wonderful write Regis,a joy to read,,
Blessings to you my friend.
Charlie
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 4/27/2004
If she is all of this in your eyes, then indeed she must be and if others see her as none of this, what difference could that make to either of you? This is so lovely, Regis.
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 4/27/2004
You have another winner - super prose Regis!
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 4/27/2004
I loved this, beautifully romantic! Love on!

Reindeer
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 4/26/2004
Heart touching wonderful write!
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 4/26/2004
You are a fool
They say to me


But Iíll be a fool for you
As long as you
donít think I am a fool

Regis...such a deep write...you always amaze me with your fecund talent...this one is a classic...love n luck....BHUWAN
Reviewed by Linda Hill 4/25/2004
This is more than excellent, my friend...
This is superb!!!
Your talent soars in this write...

*Linda*
Reviewed by Rose L 4/25/2004
Wow, what could I possibly say that hasn't already been said? How about this, from the pen of a fool in the eyes of some, comes a shining poem - so I'd say the last laugh is yours!

Well done my friend, well done.

~Rose~
Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 4/25/2004
Outstanding!
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 4/25/2004
Oh this is so wonderful
let them say whatever a fool not a bad thing to feel.....
not in the moment anyway
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 4/25/2004
Regis, it is the fool who allows others' to dictate his/her heart's and mind's direction. Besides, you see rainbows and beauty that they can't see.. that's exactly why it's special. "They" (and 'they' know who they are) never 'get it'... Carry on, dear heart. You don't need anyone's approval, but you sure do have it! This is a fabulous, gentle rant by a very dear poet. As my mom would say: "they're just jealous!" and my mom was seldom wrong! (smile) katy xox.
Reviewed by Andrea Da Costa (Reader) 4/25/2004
So beautiful and romantic Regis!! I'd rather be a fool for love than never love because I'm afraid of looking like a fool!
Wonderful poem and the artwork is mesmerising.

Andrea
Reviewed by Jimmy Holder 4/25/2004
Very creative .... and fun to read!
...
You are not holding the rainbow
That soothes the storms
...
But
I know you are all of that
And more
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 4/24/2004
From your heart I noticed..
We may all play the fool.....
Reviewed by A PAX 4/24/2004
Maybe you are equals?
:)
Reviewed by Marie Wadsworth 4/24/2004
I'd gladly play the fool for love, but being love's fool does hurt -- and you express this well. Astounding piece.
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 4/24/2004
Romantic Fool,i,e. Only Fool's Never Make Mistakes_

You Learn From Bad Experiences,Or You Do Not- But I Learned Hard As It Is_I DO NOT LOOK BACK!

EXAMPLE. 24 Years Past My X Girlfriend(5 Years Dating) Started Breakup, I was Writing My Books,(She Couldn't Handle I Was Writing) Unemployed I Said Hey F--k You, Never Saw Her Again_

Last December 2003-Me & My Car Problems Walking Thru Car Yard Back Up To My Hole Wall Apartment-A Brown Girl(Mexianos?) Walks By Me- Always Polite I Said How Are You_

After Opening My Door I Looked . Entrance To Garage As She Turned To Look In Garage- I SAW HER ASS_ It Hit Me _MY X-GIRLFRIEND(White Hungarian Jew)_Of 13 Brothers & Sisters_

I Simply Shut Door _ I DID NOT LOOK BACK! This Should Help Ease Your (Pain)Mistake!!

TRASK
Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger 4/24/2004
Hi Regis, thank you for the warm welcome and your kind words. The only thing I know for sure is that the only time I can walk on waterÖis when I mopped the floor. lol Thatís a great poem and besides who really cares what anyone else would say as long as itís (Happy Wife = Happy Life), so they tell me. She must be worth it and more.

Best of luck to you and yours,
Thomas
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 4/24/2004
You're hardly a fool, Regis. This was wonderfully-expressed.

~ Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu ~
Reviewed by Christine Morell 4/24/2004
Very beautifully expressed Regis.A wonderful poem.
~Chrissie
Reviewed by Crystal-Rain Love 4/24/2004
Lovely, and so relatable.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/24/2004
Firstly, the graphic is absolutely mesmerising - and a fitting representation when talking about your Goddess! Secondly, I can so relate to this, Regis... perhaps we are just fellow obsessionals, because anything/one who captures my attention just absorbs me completely in the ways which you describe - bit scary, really! Whether that constitutes "foolishness" I don't know - just temperament, maybe. But, as you pen here so well, the "spell" is broken the minute we sense "rejection" and our outstretched antennae recoil immediately - but, hey! Maybe I'm putting too much of my own spin onto this! Great write and right with you on this one! Thanks, Kate
Reviewed by Monika Arnett-Cochran 4/24/2004
It appears that being a "fool" is a noble quality, indeed! However, emaining a "fool" in the same situation requires a "hardy" attitude? I salute you!
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 4/24/2004
"But Iíll be a fool for you
As long as you
donít think I am a fool"

Ah Regis, well stated. I enjoyed this.
Reviewed by Sheila Jones (Reader) 4/24/2004
This is so beautifully expressed, Regis!
Your words are most moving...
Excellently composed!

Love, Sheila
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/24/2004
wonderful write, regis! thanks for sharing; enjoyed~

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D

paix et amour a toi, mon ami!
Reviewed by William J. Cryer (Reader) 4/24/2004
Is that the secret, Regis? Either way, you've done a fine job putting it to verse. Nice!
Reviewed by Ann Marquette 4/24/2004
Yes, oh yes...I have been the fool. Yet we do truly love at least one person in our lives who does not return it. It may be that all we are meant to do is pray for that person.
This is a wonderful heartfelt poem Regis. Thank you, ann
Reviewed by John Banasiewicz Jr 4/24/2004
I really like this and the message.. love and friendship for sure can sometimes makes feel like we are fools, but when you follow your true feelings in the end we aren't
thank you for sharing this
Tommy
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/24/2004
(((regis)))

awwwwwwwwwwwwwww so sweet

beautifully crafted--well done, mon ami

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 4/24/2004
Regis..everyone sees people differently...
Obviously you see beauty in this person..
don't let anyone destroy that for you..
It is a gift to see deep inside someone and
love them for the good and not see the bad..
very moving poem...and loved the graphic...floria
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/24/2004
We must follow our hearts; what else can we do? Extremely heartfelt write, Regis.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/24/2004
Knew it was about me, yup guilty as charged. Excellently said....
Reviewed by George Carroll 4/24/2004
Love is what we make of it
Reviewed by john zimmerman 4/24/2004
I know that feeling, my friend.
Your poem captures the feeling very well.
Good write!

john+
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 4/24/2004
I saw my name as the title and came in, Love and Peace as you say.
Reviewed by Tracey Hardie 4/24/2004
Wonderful write...in the eyes of the beholder..does the heart speak the truth.
Reviewed by Joyce Hale 4/24/2004
Love may make fools of any of us, Regis; but on the other hand, only a fool refuses to learn. If we turn whatever happens to us into a lesson, we are wise people. Enjoy your goddess! Wonderful write!

Peace.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 4/24/2004
Regis, as long as you follow your heart,,it doesn't matter what others say.
As long as your heart speaks with conviction and caring, you are no fool.
Excellent and touching write. Lisa
Reviewed by S H (Reader) 4/24/2004
It is a beautiful piece, but I think you're a fool. It doesn't mean I don't care.
Reviewed by andrea coltman 4/24/2004
Beautiful write, but you most definitely are no fool....just life throws out complications in the form of relationships with others!!!!...best wishes Andrea
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 4/24/2004
SPLENDID writing, Regis!
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 4/24/2004
interesting write. thanks for sharing
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/24/2004
Oh Regis.....I know what you mean.....geeeee i think we are on the same planet or is it space?

Hope you okay buddy....you know you are...."Where Do I Find The Words" to tell you this..the best "wonderful fool" I know!!

I think you know you can always talk another fool to get through this by E-mailing me!!

Yes I think we need happiness Regis!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Mark Mahoney 4/24/2004
Very well said, a great mixture of passion and honesty here Regis, wel done...take care...Mark
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 4/24/2004
It's all point of view in the end, isn't it?

And who are "they"? Screw 'em. [smiles]

This is beautiful, Regis.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/23/2004
Written with vibrant passion! Wonderful poem Regis!
Reviewed by William Bonilla 4/23/2004
Regis this a well penned
Beautiful write

William



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