OBJECTS IN THIS MIRROR MAY APPEAR LARGER THAN THEY ACTUALLY ARE

Machismo, Bravado and Braggadocio met for drinks.
Each one thinks he’s the bigger man.
Looks can deceive and they all believe
their charms will have the ladies in their arms.

The first one played to the women, but
was shot down in flames. It seems
they’ve heard all his lines before.
The next was a pushy lout,

an incompetent boy scout, never prepared.
he never spared them from his conquests
and adventures, but had them scared at hello.
The loud mouth was harmless, all talk

but no game. It was a shame.
Lesson learned in three spurned.
Smoke and mirrors are great devices,
but just being you, truly suffices.

You should always live within your dreams,
Things always look bigger than they seem.

© Walter J Wojtanik -2019

dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics: Smoke and Mirrors

9 thoughts on “OBJECTS IN THIS MIRROR MAY APPEAR LARGER THAN THEY ACTUALLY ARE

  1. WELL!!! You had me at the title! I was smiling all the way through. LOVE it! You made my evening…and now I think I’ll go and get a cold glass of chardonnay and toast your efforts, my friend. Well done! 🙂

  2. Wonderful mental meanderings. Welcome to middle management, where clout is put behind all 3 of them. Imagine being supervised by someone with just one, maybe two, and sometimes all 3 of them. This kind of behavior is rewarded there.

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