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*Aug. 22, 2003.

                        I like the morning

                        But I really enjoy the evening--

                        Taking the cool night air

                        As free fuel for working

                        And poetic discovery.


                        I like chatting

                        Across a coffee table

                        But I love to drink

                        Amongst friends, with open ears--

                        Learning of life through loosened lips.


                        I like introspective writing

                        But I hate extrapolated babblings--

                        Taking the freedom of air

                        As a license to go on and on,

                        Wasting time without a care.


                        I like confident people

                        But arrogant ones rattle my nerves--

                        For that artificial barrier

                        Distances them before the start.

                        Besides, the confident ones are friendlier.


                        I like potatoes

                        But hate tomatoes.

                        I would eat them if I had to

                        But I'd rather crawl ten miles

                        Before that slimy texture registered.


                        I enjoy the gentle breeze

                        But endure the raging wind--

                        The one perspiration's enemy,

                        The other havoc's kin.


                        I like beginnings but, unfortunately, this is the end.

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Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik (Reader)
" Learning of life through loosened lips. "
---WONDERFUL LINE THAT MY JAW DROPPED OVER! This was a treat coming to your link and reading your poetry today! The 4th stanza ROCKS! YOU DO! This poem is going in my library :)

Thank you,
Teresa Emilie

Reviewed by Christine Morell
This is an excellent, thoughtful poem which I love
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
very well written J!!

love tinka
Reviewed by Tami Ryan
Now, THIS is a great write! It evokes deeper thoughts than the written word. Very well done!

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