Sunday, October 26, 2008

The short list

Sunday Scribblings prompted us to list our bragging rights this week.

I haven’t always been a friend to myself,
I appreciate beauty and intelligence.
I am shy but want to talk your ear off.
I am saddened by the passing of life of very small creatures.

I talk with my hands, walk fast and have a repertoire of one-liners for every occasion.
I never forget—a face, a lyric, a feeling.
I recognize other’s pain, grief and confusion even if I don’t like how they act.
I’m curious and want to see what’s new but love the old.
What’s mine is yours.
I’m adaptable to life and creative when needed.
My hands are graceful, my ears are tuned and I care.
Where others forecast the future I usually see the humor.
I am the one who sees both sides, front and back.
I am smarter than I think.
I am neither what I was told I was nor what I have believed.


SweetTalkingGuy said...

I very much like the way you wrote this, I love your psychology, 'what's mine is yours' etc.

Phew, a Zamboni machine! How cool's that?

Queen-Size funny bone said...

so nicely said. you have a way with words.

Donna said...

I liked this Very much! Happy day sweetie!hughugs

Linda Jacobs said...

Love this poem! All the details are presented in a fresh way!

Cool birdie, too!

B. Roan said...

Well said. BJ

Marianne said...

Aye, you're so much the bigger wit than I. :^)

anno said...

Oh, Noni, this is a wonderful list, and all reasons why I hope to enjoy a cup of coffee with you some day.

But besides the beauty (and intelligence) you appreciate, you neglected to mention the beauty you create and share nearly every day, here at this place, on this page. There are many of us who are grateful for what we find her!

Granny Smith said...

You are also a giver - of inspiration and beauty every day (almost) on your blog, and of friendship and honesty and intelligent comment. I hope to meet you some day in person, dear blogging friend!


sarala said...

Pretty cool.

keithsramblings said...

This is just exquisite. Your sentiments, your words and the way you expressed your feelings.

Cloudia said...

Wow! I love and resonate to your:
style of your blog
and TODAY's Poem.

Glad I found your blog. I'll be back often...Aloha from Waikiki

danni said...

love your insights and self-knowledge encapsulated in such a lovely lyrical package!!!

Giggles said...

So much of this poem is me! Maybe not so graceful but everything else...Thank you for sharing such a deep and beautiful piece of poetry. Thanks for stopping by I am so glad to meet you! I knew the moment I saw the purple mums I would love it here! Wonderful blog..

Rob Kistner said...

"I am neither what I was told I was nor what I have believed."

That is exceedingly healthy and worthy of praise... bravo to you!


Rob Kistner said...

...and bravo on including the 'hope' video on your blog -- I roll with the big "O". Hope's time is coming! :-)

Patois said...

You sound so fabulous. I am especially drawn to your last line.

Sandy Sandy said...

Love your poetry, pictures and blog! Many thanks for stopping by mine!