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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 4/29/2005
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 7/27/2003
This poem is as unique as you are! Keep em' coming!!! Love your writing so!!!


Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 6/21/2003
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 3/16/2003
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) 3/14/2003
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 3/6/2003
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) 2/25/2003

I agree This was pricless.
Love Peg
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 2/25/2003
This is priceless. Loved it.
Reviewed by john zimmerman 2/25/2003
my morning laugh !

and i needed one....

good write
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 2/24/2003
Enjoyed your write, Regina
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 2/24/2003
Interesting write!!!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/24/2003
The thing is now you'll never know, but do your really want to;-) interesting piece...
Reviewed by Red Matrix (Reader) 2/24/2003

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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