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Favorite Things
by Karen C Vanderlaan

Sunday, June 15, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Favorite Things


In an e-mail just this morning,

Silly, shallow questions all in a row,

All an attempt at knowing another.


But inquiries seemed so trivial,

The same “yes”, “no”; “black”, “white” answers,

Reveal minor differences from one to another

Things that divulge so very little.


“Your favorite color?”

“Yellow”, you say.

But I want to know more of you,

“Why is it yellow?”


“Is it because of your tow-headed youngest son?”

“The warmth of the sun?”

Maybe it is because of the wheat your daddy grew,

Or perhaps the remembering of the dress you wore,

On your very first date at the age of sixteen.


These are the essential answers,

To your favorite color answer.

These things tell of the depth of you.

The you I want to know more of,

The you that life has created.

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Reviewed by Christine Alwin 6/16/2008
yes,, you wonder how much time is talked about the weather,,, when,, you could be talking about wheather or not,,,lol,,,, great write indeed.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 6/16/2008
There will never be the kind of depth and understanding on the internet that our souls crave. And finding this precious gift in person is even harder.
Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill 6/16/2008
The importance about having a 'fave' is that we are blessed to be able to choose!
Wise words, Karen!
I miss you,
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/16/2008
Your insight is on target Karen, for we all need to get beyond the shallow ground,to have a relationship. Superb poem!

Reviewed by Rose Rideout 6/16/2008
Its the little things we don't know about those closest to us. I never knew my husbands favorite colour or number until our three year old asked him, sometimes it's the little things that count. Thank you for sharing Karen.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 6/15/2008
Ah! Blue...the color of the ocean and the sky. Good write, Karen.
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 6/15/2008
Great write, looking at life more deeply.

Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 6/15/2008
this is so good...the pondering of the soul itself.
Very well put.

Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/15/2008
So right you are, I have done those surveys sent by friends as well and I never really thought they were as much good as just having a one on one with the person who wants to know.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/15/2008
You express truth in these verses, Karen. My favorite color is blue closely followed by black. There are reasons for this. A thought-inciting write. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/15/2008

This is beautifully penned - my favorite color, hmmmmmmmmm - purple. A rich, royal, vibrant color - and a great movie, besides - no, I've always loved purple. :) Also orange - the warmth of sun, enclosed - thought provoking excellence and LOVE that pic!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 6/15/2008
Karen, My favorite color has been purple since I can remember. I believe that in another lifetime I was a Queen and wore purple..The other reason I love the color purple, is that it is the light I see when I meditate and that represents my intuition and foresight.
I also remember the first pair of bikini underwear I was able to buy was the color
Much love, light, and peace my friend,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 6/15/2008
Yes, it is hard to get to know someone when they give clipped answers or responses to discourse between two persons. Its the safest response because it doesn't bare any feelings or emotions. You've definitely got your point across in your interesting poem.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/15/2008
Quite thought provoking, Karen, and we all truly have our favorite things. And you've now got me pondering why I like the color green so much.

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