Sucker Punching

I remember being sucker punched once.
Someone disliked something I did.
But could not face me to confront.
Like most cowards who attack...
I was asked to turn around.
And then I was whacked!
I then was young.
I had learned some lessons...
But more that day had begun!
I have never been quite as stunned.
Sucker punching is a skill observed,
Delivered by those who are quick with the lips...
But lost without pretensions.
As they flaunt their bravery...
On the backs of those with nerve!

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Comments (1)

Lawrence, Yup, we've all been sucker punched in one way or another. The most subtle are the emotional ones. Peace, Ray