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44 Responses to Published

  1. tpesce2015 says:

    No. Because if you REALLY loved me… πŸ˜‰


  2. Bushka says:

    Superbly written….Delightful final line…. πŸ˜‰


  3. Xeno says:

    that excuse works for me ^.^


  4. Rising Hawk says:

    I really enjoyed this – great writing!


  5. Fijay says:

    Love this ….laughed out loud


  6. Ralph says:

    Touching all my emotions, you’ve done it again ! Brilliant.


  7. The dueling decades. I wish those dratted 50s would give us 60s a little peace and then the chocolate bar in hand would justify the forgotten gum…….

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  8. VictoryInTrouble says:

    I really love this!

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  9. Matthew Malin says:

    Oh my goodness haha this is great! Very, very clever and well done!

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  10. jimmylou says:

    Oh my word. This was absolutely wonderful. Such a great tale. Really well written! I LOVE IT!!!!!!


  11. BeeHappee says:

    As long as you are going to share the chocolate. πŸ™‚


  12. superb, great write and read, thank you


  13. What a fabulous thought train you get us to ride on!


  14. shimmy440 says:

    Wonderful, thank you.


  15. Absolutely! If you gave me this poem instead =)


  16. wwwpalfitness says:

    Reblogged this on wwwpalfitness.

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  17. poperi says:

    Loved this, loved being in that convenience store with you, and then with you and your thoughts and the chocolate bar as you wander back. O.Henry could not have stuck that ending better. Superb! ~ Peri

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  18. tchistorygal says:

    Simple, familiar, yet so unique. I love these lines. “Everyone trying hard to look Like they are not looking at themselves While they look at themselves. I hate to admit doing that, but I do!” πŸ™‚

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  19. JAKA says:

    Your poetry is something special.


  20. Nadia says:

    What a journey!


  21. vivachange77 says:

    The picture caught my eye as soon as I scrolled down to your poem. I wondered if the pack of gum was original to the picture. I love your take on the shops. Your ending somehow manages to be a paradox with the picture. I love it!


  22. mrsorenson says:

    So many critters captured and pacified in this little cage of a poem. Thanks.


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  24. gerbilette says:

    Brought the reader on a journey, traipsing past all these stores, individuals, and the character’s actions as well as thoughts. Well-done.


  25. Kaushika says:

    “Everyone trying hard to look

    Like they are not looking at themselves

    While they look at themselves.” wonderful! I like how you have penned down your observation articulately. πŸ™‚


  26. thatashleycyp says:

    This is so great. I can relate!!!!!!!! lol

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  28. The Bioman says:

    Thanks I liked that very much.

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  29. Just Joan says:

    Love it. Full of astute observations!! I started to wonder why it was called “Gum” and before I could even formulate the question, you answered it.

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  30. r_prab says:

    Haha.It just made my day.I am so enthralled.I read it twice and I read all the comments to know everyone’s opinion! You are a beautiful writer! Beautiful indeed! πŸ™‚


  31. Wow, thank you … That is all!


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