His Humor

March 4, 2011
By MiscellanyCrop DIAMOND, Middlefield, Ohio
MiscellanyCrop DIAMOND, Middlefield, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Let Earth unbalanced from her orbit fly / Planets and Suns run lawless through the sky.
An Essay on Man - Alexander Pope

You only see one side
The tame, boastful side
A misconception, I assure you
Because what you see as rude
I see as humor

You say I find humor in strange things
But if you could see the shadowed side
A part of him that he blankets
Because it is cold, fragile

A side of him that downpours
An inexcusable shame
A side he scorns and tries to mold
A side of him he would rather
Pretend is invisible
But if it was invisible,
Then he would only be half of
What he is

There would be no illumination
Behind his gleaming eyes
There would be no meaning
Behind the upturned corners of his lips
There would be no humor
Behind his jokes
A humor that only I can perceive

A part of him
That originates
From the side
He hides

My favorite side of him

The author's comments:
This poem was written about my brother. He is everything to me, although he is always overlooked and scorned for being who he is. But I love who he is, and I would never ask him to change. Not for anything in the world.

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