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Button Pushers

Stealthy demons
Always on the prowl
Preying on the innocent
Flaunting a smile, hiding a growl

Tread lightly friend
As this foe stalks you
Don’t trust them
For they will betray you

They’ll sort you out
And find your weak spots
A relentless search
Which buttons set you off

You’ll know this scoundrel
When you feel their teeth
That eye to eye contact
And you’re the victim they seek

They crave a confrontation
Will stab you in the heart with a smile
They’ll walk away satisfied
Laughing all the while

But now you’re wise
You know what to look for
You’ll feel their presence
As they walk through the door

Don’t give them
Any buttons to push
Resist the urge
To kick them in the tush

Better their own medicine
That they get a taste
If you know them well enough
Just throw it back in their face

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Guess you could say I'm a self taught poet. I started writing poetry as a means of dealing with the emotions of finding my Birthmother's obituary and grave site after searching for 10 years. I continued writing and over the course of the last 20 years I've become comfortable in how I write. You'll notice I tend to write a lot about nostalgia and old memories. Hey, when you round the corner of 60 years, you start thinking a lot about the past and where you've been. One of my subjects I write about is love, but I try to write of other things too. I've lived on the south shore of Massachusetts for all of my 64 years. But I love all of New England. Aside from writing poetry, I also love photography and have quite a collection of old antique cameras. Baseball, football, muscle cars and car shows are also some of my interests. Not too crazy about Winter. Spring & Summer are my favorite seasons. more…

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