4.01.2016

In Touch With My Inner Fool

Cling to gratitude
fervently
with all the dedication
of the recently underappreciated
Bask in it
drawing out observations
awkwardly
Smile
Blush a little
and repeat
Then remind myself
the proper response to thank you
is you’re welcome
Reply accordingly

Poem Number One for Poetry Month madness! Real Toads are offering up prompts every day in April. Join us, and/or read more offerings today: APRIL IS FOR FOOLS AND POETS

16 comments:

  1. The stiffness of formalities can suffocate the inner spirit. Beautifully written.

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  2. Old rules never die, it would seem "reply accordingly" :-) Enjoyed this,,,,

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  3. May we all stay in touch with our inner fools!

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  4. This is absolutely exquisite Marian. Love the flow :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  5. Such a human portrait... And so recognizable: the recently underappreciated.

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  6. I resonate with that "recently underappreciated", can see the blush and smile. I am guessing this is a work-related poem. Remind Self: work sucks. LOL.

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  7. Thanks for a shout out to the underappreciated. Hold on to praise with all the blushing you can. :)

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  8. Love it, Marian. I do keep mine handy at all times. I was reminded, caught off guard, of this Wednesday night, I thanked someone for his unexpected good words. It wasn't the sort of thing about which one expects good words for telling. I said, "Thank you, it's just me."
    Thank you for the 'NaPoWriMo 2016' send off. My post is Day One.
    ..

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  9. Then remind myself

    the proper response to thank you is you’re welcome........... and not to denigrate one's work. Why do we do that?

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  10. I tend to go directly to 'awkwardly' and then 'thank you'. Still have a lot to learn... *sigh* Beautiful post!

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  11. I love your take on this, Marian...thank you for the great start! :)

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  12. Nice lesson in manners, and the adverbs all work together to inform us that the speaker is being informed of the right thing to do. I loved this, Marian. Tally ho!! Amy

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  13. "In touch" here is the courtesy of and curtsy to the joker who holds the mirror. Yes.

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  14. Something, I need to remind myself, every time, I get paid a compliment, about my writing, clothes, or something that I have done. As, not every thing is, a backhanded compliment or barb, aimed at me. Thank you, for writing this poem, on this subject matter.

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