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Mister Know It All

Updated on March 17, 2017

He sails the waters off Newport...

Fool On The Hill

... by gg.zaino

He slides from one conversation to the next
becoming familiar with the doting members
surrounding his self-importance.

The question:
who would he nominate first
from the evening's stalking grounds
to satisfy a first strike initiative?

He would pounce without warning
sinking his predatory opinion and jagged black claws;
A silent assassin, the stalker of bungling fools.

Forever on the prowl, staking reputation and honor.
To be correct- to have all the answers,
his mission and burden.

A 'Man' among men,
never unsure, could never miss;
a near impossible obstacle to budge.

So tremendous was this weight to bear,
but he willingly seized the challenge,
considered it his calling.
It was a simple matter of setting records,
and disciples straight to the facts.

His knowledge and opinion so great,
he was the talk of the town.
College professors, medical doctors, politico's, etc...
Their meaningless credentials
presented no apprehension or concern for the man.
Because he had "Verve"
and could elucidate on each, and every topic.

Tricksters, consistently conspired,
attempting to defame his superiority.
He simply takes a stance- rigid in his defiance,
until one after another, they all go down in flames.

He hires a boy, to keep his sports car shining,
an old black woman, to cook his meals, clean his house.
Hires gardeners to to keep the shrubbery in line,
and insists that sail-boating, tennis, and skiing, the only true sports;
the rest of them, so much boredom.
Simply time wasted, frivolous games for the sweating proletariat.

On women...
His philosophy simple,
"They're all twin sisters, standing on their heads."
He remains evasive in talk about love,
rolls his eyes- quickly moves on to other subjects.
... Truth be known, females frighten him,
cause him to stammer, their conversation discomforting,
so he hires escorts...
entertains himself with video cameras,
whips, manacles, and black leather.

And nobody dare debate it...


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      greg g zaino 10 months ago from L'America- Big Pine Key, Florida

      Thank you Gwenneth Leane for your time spent and comment.

      Yes, I think we all know, or have known, at least one of these folks. The piece is more about a man who has it all, done it all, but hasn't a notion about love.

      Peace Gwenneth

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      greg g zaino 10 months ago from L'America- Big Pine Key, Florida

      Hey there, Stephen R Bonniol!

      Thanks for the look and spot on comment. Yes, how many of these pathetic creatures are directing our paths behind the scenes.

      Peace brother


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      Stephen R Bonniol 10 months ago from Florida, USA

      Very intriguing read. I can picture this individual, one of the movers and shakers. A powerful man, no doubt admired by many, hiding a dark secret inside. How many of our so called leaders are like him?

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      Gwenneth Leane 10 months ago from Glen Osmond, Adelaide, South Australia Australia

      A great portrayal of a know it all. Perhaps you know one because you described him perfectly

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      greg g zaino 10 months ago from L'America- Big Pine Key, Florida

      Hi Ruby, thanks for the look and insightful comment. Glad you liked the piece.

      There are so many out there who don't know how to love, truly love, or even know what it means to love.

      Peace sister...


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      DREAM ON 10 months ago

      Your writings give me a view of being young and full of energy. You can go and do anything you desire. Unrestricted and unleashed. Thank you sharing.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 10 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Wow, he was a man who knew it all and had it all, yet was unfulfilled. You painted a vivid picture of a man unafraid to love. Loved this!