1. This man stands tall, six feet to be exact.
2. His mind is very fast and is abstract.
3. He takes a common, simple thought, and can
4. Create some intricate and or secret plan.
5. He’s crafty, cunning, also very loud.
6. They call him wolf; he stands out in the crowd.
7. When he is hurt he thinks the worst and will
8. Not see the other ways. The Doc, the bills,
9. Unending troubles for this middle aged
10. Man. Feeling very trapped, he thinks he’s caged.
11. His purpose in his life is clear, and he
12. Desires to display life is not full
13. Of sunny days. It’s not all apples, brie
14. And wine. One evening night during a lull
15. In conversation, he decided to
16. Disrupt and break the peaceful silence. He
17. Cleared out his throat, ready to now subdue
18. The wrong beliefs of friends who did not see
19. Their hopes and dreams were utterly not true.
20. He leaned back in his chair and with a loud
21. Tongue, he began his story: how he grew
22. Up with a boy that always chose and vowed
23. To have the perfect life. But that soon changed.
The Tale of John
24. The land called Coy is known for dreams and ageless
25. Content. Where butterflies abundantly
26. Are born and flowers are adorned for greatness.
27. This land, not found on maps is peacefully
28. In youthful minds imagining success
29. And joy. A boy with solely worriless
30. times, was so unaware of blaring faults
31. That he beheld. He thought that he could waltz
32. Through life, and live it to the tallest height.
33. The day of his great nineteenth birthday was
34. A time of change, and beautiful and bright
35. Light gleaming in his eyes. This Joy is ‘cause
36. The possibilities within the years
37. To come were limitless, or so he thought.
38. John leaves his home and rides afar. With beers
39. In hand, he sees a girl who is quite hot.
40. Her hair was black like midnight skies and flowed
41. Around her waist. Her eyes were blue and gleamed
42. Like stars and when she smiled her face glowed
43. Like roses. John now realized he seemed
44. To be in love. Now where is there a time
45. To meet this pretty little lady? Could
46. He walk to her and say hello and chime
47. Her heart strings on the spot? He maybe should
48. Instead go buy a gift to seek her time.
49. That’s what he chose to do, that foolish soul.
50. Eager to buy and not commit a crime,
51. He searched a gift that would not leave a hole
52. In his small wallet. Could a diamond broach
53. Insure her heart? That’s not a good approach.
54. It’s too expensive, he would scare her off.
55. An outright stranger—she would merely scoff.
56. He could buy flowers, but is that too poor?
57. She could now possibly be wanting more.
58. But then he realized the perfect gift
59. To give: A journal for her thoughts. To lift
60. Her dreams, her passions and her joys. Would this
61. Secure her love within his hands? Within
62. His mind she would give him a long, sweet kiss.
63. This plan “insured” him to take all and win.
64. The next few weeks he gathered courage to
65. Present himself and make his love for her
66. Displayed to all. On one fine day a new
67. Beginning took its place. John walked past fir
68. And apple trees, then through the town where he
69. First saw her beauty. Luckily for him,
70. She stood on the same porch while serving tea
71. And other drinks to men at the McKim’s
72. Well-known and showy tavern. Her blue eyes
73. Met his and John mistook it as a sign
74. From God. He took a seat and was quite wise
75. To wait to speak and have some drinks of wine.
76. When evening came John got her time just for
77. A moment. He presented what he chose
78. To give: the journal to (perhaps) confess
79. His love. Receiving this kind gift, she showed
80. A bright, full smile. It was not a kiss
81. Like he had thought but he was so enthralled
82. He didn’t notice. John had made a list
83. Of times he would return. He always called
84. To win her hand in marriage. He would not
85. Forget a day. She was why John was caught
86. In mere infatuation. She would whip
87. Her hair and bat her eyes as she would zip
88. Right past his table. Finally one night
89. He stopped her, asking her a question: “My
90. Dear lady, may I walk you home tonight?”
91. Her rosy cheeks turned red and she said, “Why
92. How kind of you! Sir that would be just fine.”
93. His heart triumphantly jumped up for joy
94.While leading her right out the door. A sign
95. From God, John thought. A foolish little boy
96. He was. Expecting her to one day be
97. His wife was very immature. He took
98. Her home and then let out the sound “yippee!”
99. When morning came, he bought a ring to book
100. A wedding date. But when he found his sweet
101. And “flawless” love, he was surprised in what
102. He saw: Love clearly tainted with deceit.
103. A handsome man of better status cut
104. John’s chances instantly. He saw his sweet
105. Love being held and caressed by that man.
106. John called for her, but he was obsolete.
107. She looked away and carried on to plan
108. To give herself in marriage to the tall
109. Prestigious man. John felt so numb and threw
110. Away the ring. He realized that all
111. His dreams just happened in the fairy tales.
112. There is no such reality in life
113. As perfect endings. Now from this point on
114. John changes his perspective: Life is strife
115. And work. It’s not all apples, brie and wine.
116. So that’s the truth in actuality.