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A Poem by Thomas W Case

The way she faked
love on those gentle
autumn nights
in the country
was one of those little
miracles that made the
trees cry, and the
flowers weep.

Sleep brought dreams
of an actor on an
empty stage...
A big crowd that wanted
entertainment.
They followed the actor
everywhere.
He felt like he always
had to be on.
He didn't like that,
so he moved to
Idaho, where he fished
for trout, and real
love.

© 2024 Thomas W Case


Author's Note

Thomas W Case
Here's a link to my you tube channel where I read my poetry from my recent book, Seedy Town Blues Collected Poems.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2roycihKc0

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I remember in my youth, dating. And what were we back then? Always on to impress.
But how lovely when we could finally experience love being appreciated for who we are not what the other needed to see.
Up to a point...I faked it...thank God for giving that up.
j.

Posted 1 Month Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dear Jacob… when we were very Young, our Passion was on Automatic… now we need to push buttons�.. read more
Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

Thank you. Much appreciated.



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Lots of things in life sound fishy; beware!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

Yes, very true. Thanks for reading.
Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

Yes siiiirrrrr. You are welcome
Well! There are lots of fish in the sea as the saying goes; lots of fishing and searching the depths. I like trout too.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

Thank you. I appreciate the read and comment.
Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

You are welcome sir.
Thomas,

Nicely penned lines of reality that sometimes we just can't live with ... Sometimes, as the song says, a change will do you good ...

Marve

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much. I appreciate the read.
And I bet he was happier fishing for trout in Idaho than he ever was being "on" and being constantly judged as a youth.
But who wasn't always on in their youth, like an audition in front of a bunch of moody Simon Cowell's just waiting to tell you what they think?
They are basically the same thing, except in idaho you're not the one with a hook in your mouth! ☺

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

Lol. Very true. Thank ou for reading and commenting.
Interesting how the second verse mirrors the first.The young lady's performance impacted the speaker's subconscious mind, producing a dream about being an actor and the necessity of having to be "on" continually. Apparently he took that as a sign and got the hell out of Dodge.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

Thank you I appreciate the comment.
There are people who are professionals at faking love. I say go fishing for real love and not attention from many

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

I appreciate the read and comment.
Love can be different for all of us and your piece is definitely not love for this woman who faked it. ( that's bad luck)... so glad you found your real love in fishing....in Idaho....this actually has some humor in it, to the point I would say....Even the flowers wept....
Warmly, B

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

Thank you for commenting, Betty.
Betty Hermelee

1 Month Ago

You’re very welcome Thomas
Warmly, B
Nothing great about fake. It’s got to be genuine. Fab poetry and I mean it.

Chris

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Chris. I appreciate that.
dearest Poet… this is a favorite of mine… like Sweet Wine…. gently, Pat

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much, Pat. I appreciate it.
I remember in my youth, dating. And what were we back then? Always on to impress.
But how lovely when we could finally experience love being appreciated for who we are not what the other needed to see.
Up to a point...I faked it...thank God for giving that up.
j.

Posted 1 Month Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dear Jacob… when we were very Young, our Passion was on Automatic… now we need to push buttons�.. read more
Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

Thank you. Much appreciated.

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Thomas W Case
Thomas W Case

Clear Lake, IA



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Thomas W. Case was born in Oxnard. He has published 3 volumes of poetry. The Bullfrog Dreams of Flying, Artichokes, Avocados, and Van Gogh, and Seedy Town Blues. He has won several poetry contests. Hi.. more..

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