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Those People
by Valerie K Wingate
Friday, August 22, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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It is sometimes necessary to rethink ourselves into appreciating who we are not.

Those people don't have to count their change.

They grab things haphazardly off of shelves.

They get to keep everything they put into their carts,

And never have to estimate tax,

Or hold their breath while waiting for the total.

They flaunt the white of their shoes,

And  pressed tee's.

They live in gated,


bubble-like worlds.

They speak gossip fluently,

Shunning the least and boasting the best.

They watch lawns as a hobby

And leave  price-tags on presents.


Funny to think

I ever wanted to be one of

"Those People."

 Copyright Aug. 2008

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Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 6/15/2009
This is very good :-)

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/31/2008
It's a weird world we live in. Love the direct honesty in your words.

I wrote about 'Them.' Surely not 'US.'

Reviewed by William Bonilla 8/28/2008
a true to life write valerie
I know I reside in one of those so called gated community
and I hate to even start a conversation with them
They want to know your whole life story within a short conversation
than you become a subject of their future conversations,
in the community Pools they Gather in small circles inthe water all looking at each other, I refer to them as circle jerks "oh! look honey there are only 3 circle jerks today...... welcome to the Dem
and remember I am not one of them
Love & peace be with you
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 8/23/2008

Excellent poem that makes a statement. There is so much shallowness in some almost have to feel sorry for them.

Reviewed by jude forese 8/23/2008
thankfully those plastic people will have a chance to be molded over...

thoughtfully written ...

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