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A Mysterious Neighbour

Rating: 3.9
Sprightly and very much alive
For someone seventy-five
Wearing her trade mark sunglasses
To hide any trace of wrinkles
Are these accessories
Armour to preserve
Her ever youthful image?
Every gesture
Is carefully choreographed
To leave behind an aura of mystery
No one knows her history
Some think she may have been
A fashion designer or a
Classical dancer of yesteryear
Which she neither confirms nor denies
All this conjecture perhaps
Stems from her own wild imaginings
She drops little hints while talking
Leaving people to conclude
That after an illustrious past
She has settled down
In the vicinity to a more
Peaceful and relaxed existence
Yet no one dares question her
Fearing her sarcasm
With haiku-like concision
While fielding difficult questions
From curious neighbours
So she will continue to be an enigma
Until someone uncovers
Her true story –if there is one
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COMMENTS
Reshma Ramesh 17 September 2009
haha..we are curious one bit arent we all? ..loved this one
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Anand Madhukar 16 September 2009
I loved the story and the psychology underlining this write. A wonderful read.
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Ravi A 13 September 2009
Every person may have such an odd past and nobody can really dig it out. In a way, it is unnecessary also. What is important is the present time. One may be a missionary now but might have been a criminal decades ago. So what? Does the past matter to us more than the present? Let us just accept the present and get on with it. To accept or reject that person is an individual question. We can listen to the whisperings of life. It is reflective and contemplative and nothing more than that.
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Sathyanarayana M V S 09 September 2009
An interesting story, that ends with a continued suspense. I expect Part II of this one soon from your pen. This poem reminds me a academy award winning movie by name Fedora.......Very good composition.
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Ben Gieske 08 September 2009
Nicely composed keeping the enigma ongoing while revealing only what adds to but does not solve it. The ending is a good one.
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Marieta Maglas 06 September 2009
A narrative poem very well written and a great portrait very well ''shaped '' with a good critical sense.Thank you for sharing...............10++++++
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Vijay Menon 06 September 2009
its indeed nice to read your lines you come up with poems and ideas so nice and different 10++++
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Sandra Fowler 06 September 2009
A fine pen portrait of your enigmatic neighbour. The glamour of being mysterious cannot be overestimated. I agree with, Alison. I like her very much. Love, SandraX
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Patti Masterman 05 September 2009
Great enigmatic description which proves once again: nothing speaks to us of another's identity so much as their very presence, which can whisper things we don't even realize we're catching.
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Alison Cassidy 05 September 2009
Sandra, she sounds fascinating. You have painted her portrait with perception and a confident brush in this wonderful descriptive poem. I can really see your Mysterious Neighbour - and I like her. A lot. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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