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The Swindlers Grin

May 31, 2012
By TimmyTiger GOLD, Somewhere, Indiana
TimmyTiger GOLD, Somewhere, Indiana
10 articles 1 photo 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's time to nut up, or shut up." - Woodey Harrelson "Zombieland"

As you take your jeweled throne,
And think it will be your forever home,
I will hide behind the adoring crowd.

You wear a wicked Swindlers Grin.
The one that shall be your fatal sin...
I stand and mock your foolishness.

As your celebrations grow and rage,
You will shine upon the stage,
And I will recede and wait for my move.

Remember this young rider..
They will lift you higher..
And one day, let you fall.

You will wish that day never came,
When your perfect life went up in flames..
And the people you trusted left you there.

And as you try to take back your sin,
I will mask my face with your old Swindlers Grin...
And take what is rightfully mine.

The author's comments:
I made this for the people who think they are better than everyone else. If you think your life is SO perfect... Well you got something coming.

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This article has 6 comments.

on Nov. 6 2012 at 9:43 am
Opticalillusion DIAMOND, Edenton, North Carolina
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I am an artist bound only for the poet's glory....But only achieve half of the success that my dreams aspire to find, And to what do the whispers tell me of this failure...To what end to they haunt my eternal dark dreams...

it was good and had good meaning to it

on Jun. 8 2012 at 1:31 pm
TimmyTiger GOLD, Somewhere, Indiana
10 articles 1 photo 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's time to nut up, or shut up." - Woodey Harrelson "Zombieland"

Well a swindler is someone you takes someone else's money or property. I thought it made sense with the definition. Some people may not see it. I hope the meaning doesn't change your view on the poem :)

KCayla GOLD said...
on Jun. 8 2012 at 10:47 am
KCayla GOLD, Stillwater, New York
12 articles 2 photos 48 comments

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"I brought a cupcake, and I brought Apollo" - My Best friend, implying that I was like Apollo :D

I hate it when people do that... When they think they are above everyone else... I completely relate to this :D It is very well written. Just one question though, What is a Swindler?

on Jun. 6 2012 at 2:23 pm
Kit-Kait BRONZE, Amherst, Virginia
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I love how you contructed it, and I love how the sentences *click*. You make the reader feel what's in the writing, makes them feel what the writer feels and wants to let the reader feel.

Keep writing, Timmy-Tim-Tim :)

on Jun. 4 2012 at 9:19 pm
Ivvilynn BRONZE, LiIttleton, Colorado
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We’re all a little weird. And life’s a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in to mutual weirdness and call it love.

Really well constructed, and really pleasent to read. I like it.

MadHater said...
on Jun. 4 2012 at 8:35 pm
MadHater, Trophy Club, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
-Abraham Lincoln


"The price of success is responsibility."
-Winston Churchill

Very well written, it is descriptive but leaves the reader open to find their own meanings. Keep writing.