Odds Stacked Against Us

Odds stacked against us

With each pull of the lever

A gamblers dream

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~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

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Shake, Rattle and Roll

Shake, rattle and roll

A song or a way of life

What’s the difference

In either case fun is fun

Why not make this our motto

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

 

Gravity Defied (Tanka)

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Gravity defied

As silver birds reach the skies

Takeoffs and landings

If man’s truly meant to fly

He would sprout feathers and wings

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

 

It Comes Not In A Jar

It comes not in a jar,

Can not be boxed, placed in a sack.

There is no recipe,

No cookbook, no formula to concoct.

There is no raffle,

No lottery, no auction to crave.

It’s no magic potion,

No spell, no wand you can wave.

Very often there’s pain

It slashes, it slices right down to the bone.

Frequently it’s blind,

It’s crippled, it’s stunted as others have shone.

But more often than not it results in true bliss,

It’s passion, it’s love that is tops on the list.

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

 

Some Say It Is A Window Into The Soul

Some say it is a window into the soul,

But me…well, I don’t know

I run, I jump, I laugh and cajole

As though I’m putting on a show.

 

The youth in me knows not this bodies age,

Ignoring the aches and the pains.

Like a Mad Hatter on the Phantoms stage,

Tossing aside my horses reins.

 

Playing in the grass, flying kites high in the sky,

Living for just having fun.

Juvenile maybe, lets just say that I try,

Hoping for much longer from where I’d begun.

 

This is how I choose to live a fairytale life,

One of fullness, prosperity and joy.

Living without the stress and the mind numbing strife,

That so many chose to employ.

 

Then a look in the mirror reveals an inevitable truth,

That no one can run from their age.

Bags and wrinkles are not things of one’s youth,

As each year turns the next page.

 

In my minds eye I’m still the same person I was

O’ those many years gone by.

Only the blind would be ignorant of the cause,

No matter how hard they may try.

 

So the moral to this story is one I believe

To live in happiness and in peace.

Keep the child in your heart, never to cleave,

And your elation will surely increase.

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

 

Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie – Fairytale Prompt #7

Gone (Triple Tetractys)

Gone

My Youth

My Freedom

The adventure

Giving way to a cautious existence

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The price we pay for our maturation

If we let it

Restricting

Joyless

Dead

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Fight

Rise up

Remember

Your days gone by

While breathing it is not too late to live

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~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~