Adeline Foster

Veteran Poet - 1,516 Points (Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD)

~impressions - Poem by Adeline Foster

~ Impressions

Important, first impressions,
For we all seek to impress.
Deceptive, first impressions,
If we meet one in distress.
Trust those first impressions
But account for man’s duress.

Important, first impressions,
For they set acquaintance pace.
Inclement first impressions
Many years may not erase,
As friendship bears impressions
Of that first discomfort’s trace.

Reject the first impressions
Of one who would deceive
By flattering impressions,
‘Tis a fool who would believe,
And bitter last impressions
Are the insults you’ll receive.

Comments about ~impressions by Adeline Foster

  • Gold Star - 22,819 Points Kim Barney (7/29/2015 7:51:00 AM)

    Sometimes first impressions can be accurate - - if the person is being himself and not just acting for our benefit.
    Well written. (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 4,107 Points Diane Hine (2/22/2012 5:48:00 PM)

    Excellent incisive advice! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Reginald Francois (2/7/2012 4:53:00 PM)

    a good point about first impression and how the affects us lovely (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,988 Points Walterrean Salley (1/28/2012 8:04:00 PM)

    Great advice on an important subject. Thanks.10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 171 Points Marcus Mckinley (1/28/2012 1:13:00 PM)

    like a footprint on the moon. there until we tread again. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,395 Points Smoky Hoss (1/7/2012 1:59:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem, very moving.
    Your poetry is outstanding. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 137 Points Rigzin Namgyal (1/7/2012 10:50:00 AM)

    ..great write..powerful words.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Binish Cd (1/6/2012 10:56:00 AM)

    a poem which came out from an experienced life.........realities of the relationships.......... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 15 Points Tsira Gogeshvili (1/5/2012 12:03:00 AM)

    Very beautiful sincerity... I liked this a line:
    For they set acquaintance pace..
    Thank you for nice words Adeline..
    Tsira (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,936 Points Dave Walker (12/30/2011 5:56:00 PM)

    Like this. A really beautiful flow to it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 30, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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