Urban Legends [sonnet]

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“It’s not good for a man to be alone”.
That’s what it says in some religious sphere.
I read those words and thought them overblown
no matter how enchanting they appear.

They say one shouldn’t lay out in the sun
although I’ve done it all my life with bliss.
They say you’re adult when you’re twenty-one;
some kids think they’ll get pregnant if they kiss!

Instead of giving credence to such tales
reality should swiftly soon be checked.
For if we follow futile vapour trails
then disappointment’s all we can expect.

If I my heart I want to pacify
it’s safer just as me, myself and I.
© 2011, Alan Morrison

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