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Boy - by Camy. © May 2018


Downright blatant, he loiters by the tree
cozening strangers with youth and sly glances.
It is all a front, though not many see
the pain buried inside transient amour.


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Wonderful evocation of the awkwardness of youth, Camy. Thanks for sharing this.

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A great piece of work and one that struck me particularly forcefully because I caught what might be a deliberate play on words in the last line:

Amour, love, which I initially read as Armour, the young person's self-defence against the sadnesses of the life he leads, and behind which he has hidden the pain the line refers to.

Bravo, Camy!

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Thanks chaps. It's been a while since I've posted anything.

The 'Armour' / 'Amour' thing intrigues. I wish I'd thought of it first. Damn that ?:devlish:

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