"My Valentine" by Pierre Outin‘Revelation’ and Other Poetry by Russel Winick The Society April 26, 2022 Humor, Love Poems, Poetry 10 Comments . Revelation You never see suspects admitting their guilt, __Or partisans stating they lied. You’ll never hear soccer stars fearing defeat, __Or macho guys saying they cried. In a world where the truth’s often hidden away, __And the facts can be hard to construe, One thing I would never keep secret is that __I’d be totally lost without you. . . Follow Up The follow up you see with folks today, Is something we find hard to understand. Between mistakes and all that goes astray, We’re now surprised when things proceed as planned. . . Relationships He raves about relationships he’s had, With countless women for a life of fun. But there are moments when his eyes seem sad, Because at no time has he had just one. . . Definitions of a Woman It defies basic science and logic, But we’ve learned with the swimmer from Penn, To the Left there are two types of women, Biological women—and men. . . Plight of the Never Trumpers Conservatives hostile to Trump Who switched to the Biden Campaign Might realize now that their jump Worked like sidewalks for earthworms in rain. . . Russel Winick recently started writing poetry at nearly age 65, after ending a long legal career. He resides in Naperville, Illinois. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 10 Responses Cheryl Corey April 26, 2022 “Revelation” has a lovely twist at the end. The last two pieces really cracked me up. Russel, you come up with some real zingers. Reply Russel Winick April 26, 2022 Thanks Cheryl. I’m really glad that you liked them. Reply Jeff Eardley April 26, 2022 Russell, we have a poetess in England by the name of Pam Ayres who has delighted us for decades with her wry observations and has become a national treasure. Your view on life is right up there with her. I love all five of these but “Relationships” is a masterpiece and applies perfectly to a couple of my friends. Thank you for a most amusing read. Reply Russel Winick April 26, 2022 Wow, Jeff – that’s nice to hear. Thanks! Pretty sure I’ll never be considered a national treasure though. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant April 26, 2022 Russel, I love these bite-sized morsels of poetic magnificence topped with a delightful dollop of wisdom. Delicious! Like Jeff, my favorite is “Relationships” – the closing couplet brought a tear (of heartfelt joy) to my eye. Wonderful stuff! Thank you! Reply Russel Winick April 26, 2022 Thanks Susan – “Relationships” is my take on where a childhood friend is at now. I’m glad you liked it. Reply C.B. Anderson April 26, 2022 Very clever, Russel. I do enjoy your almost epigrammatic style, you cynic. Reply Russel Winick April 26, 2022 Thank you Sir. Just calling ‘em as I see ‘em. Reply Margaret Coats April 27, 2022 They’re all witty, Russel, but I agree with Jeff Eardley that “Relationships” is a masterpiece. Like it, “Definition of a Woman” requires a bit of thought at the end to fully comprehend the point. You’ve put depth into these saucy quatrains. Reply Russel Winick April 27, 2022 Thanks Margaret – I’m truly grateful for your feedback. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.