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  The Phone Call
by Regina Pounds
Monday, February 24, 2003

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A missed chance...

It was a quarter to nine
on a wintry evening, cold and clear
I sat curled up on my love seat
a book in hand, a glass of water near

Reading, I didn't notice a thing
until with a sharp ring
the phone snapped me out of my fantasy world

"Hello?" I said, my mind not quite open to news

"Hi," he answered and mumbled along,
something about a program and 2001

I already forgot most of what he told me
except for the gist of his speech
talking about Weeds he obviously
tried to give me a sales pitch

Not really there yet, with him and his talk,
I reacted impatiently, as often, in a bit of a fog

"The more weeds you have, the more often you have to mow,"
he pointed out, reasonably so

"Please take me off your list," said I
my voice rising quite a bit too high

"Yes, ma'am" he replied and I hung up,
only to wish I had been with it, after all
'cause - with a grin - I suspected discussing weeds at length
we both could have had a ball.

The moral of the story is:
give the solicitor a chance
you might find sudden bliss.

copyright 2003 RDP

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Who knows? Good thoughts, Gina. I never thought of it that way. It would not work for me it it were a guy solicitor though. Anyway. I like your take on this. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Victoria Murray
This poem is as unique as you are! Keep em' coming!!! Love your writing so!!!


Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Nice little poem and it makes sense if you are masochistic. I agree, and do, what Scetchman Ron said and does.
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
I got tired of giving them a chance
I did what ~E~ sent me. If you pick up
and you hear no voice, immediately start
pushing the # button 7 or 8 times. It confuses the computer and guess what. I havent't got any of those calls in 3 days. YIPeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Boy, wish this was true at my house. They are always trying to sell me windows or carpet and they don't sound interesting at all. [smiles]
Reviewed by Russ Okamura
WOW, Finally someone that REALLY makes sense of it ALL! I FOUND this PROFOUNDLY fascinating! YOU have a very DEEP WISDOM that I SELDOM COME across!
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)

I agree This was pricless.
Love Peg
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
This is priceless. Loved it.
Reviewed by john zimmerman
my morning laugh !

and i needed one....

good write
Reviewed by Amor Sabor
Enjoyed your write, Regina
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
Interesting write!!!
Reviewed by E T Waldron
The thing is now you'll never know, but do your really want to;-) interesting piece...
Reviewed by Red Matrix (Reader)

I love to converse with solicitors. They love it too! (i have no no fear of me buying stuff from them, y'know?)

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