poet Vanessa Hughes

Vanessa Hughes

A Neighbour's Plight

She walks like me
She talks like me
She dresses like me
Apparently

But what a to do
For the lady who
Thinks we're two
Unfortunately

She lives by me
She smiles like me
She laughs like me
Apparently

I said, Why not try
To both saying 'Hi'
But she's quite shy
Unfortunately

So on we go
But at least I know
Why she says hello
Occasionally

Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 8, 2011
Poem Edited: Monday, May 9, 2011

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  • C. P. SharmaC. P. Sharma (2/6/2016 2:13:00 AM)

    With my life I am at strife

    Neighbors come
    Neighbors go
    But life, an epic
    It ever flows

    The closest self
    My best beau
    But I hardly
    Its line toe

    So many years
    With it I grow
    Seldom my looks
    On it I throw

    Others hubby
    Others wife
    Eternal fantasy
    Of my life

    Ever interested
    In neighbor’s life
    With my life
    I am at strife

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  • Kanav JustaKanav Justa (11/10/2013 11:04:00 PM)

    , , , a very mysterious poem, , , : p

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  • Sally Plumb Plumb (9/13/2013 4:24:00 AM)

    Copy is supposed to be the best form of flattery.

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  • Ruth Walters (8/30/2013 3:18:00 PM)

    I love this poem, it's a puzzle, it leaves lots to the imagination and makes the reader think but not only that, it has rhythm and rhyme :)

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (5/25/2013 4:11:00 PM)

    Vanessa, i read the comments and i read the poem 3 times. are you talking about yourself and your self? ?
    i see several readers think it is two separate people; i have my doubts. but i guess not knowing for sure allows the readers to interpret the poem as they wish. in either case i enjoyed the structure and sound of the poem. thanks for sharing! bri

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  • Ruth Walters (1/15/2013 2:31:00 PM)

    Ah, this is a little sad really but also interesting. I wonder how many beautiful friendships never get started because of shyness.....

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  • Adeline FosterAdeline Foster (8/9/2012 4:25:00 PM)

    Good poem, do I detect a pun? Read mine - Indebted -
    Adeline

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  • Renu KakkarRenu Kakkar (6/4/2012 6:27:00 AM)

    Walk to her with a gift
    The ice will surely drift
    Status quo will shift
    positively :)

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  • Valerie DohrenValerie Dohren (4/7/2012 5:12:00 PM)

    I think we often misunderstand people because of shyness, either theirs or our own. Well written.

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  • Martin O'NeillMartin O'Neill (3/20/2012 1:52:00 AM)

    A lovely observation of the diffidence that holds so many of us from each other. Beautifully structured.

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  • Danny Draper (2/29/2012 2:29:00 PM)

    This is terrific, I love the last line of each stanza being one word only and an adjective sounded in seeming frustration or kind understanding.

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  • Walterrean Salley (2/17/2012 11:13:00 PM)

    I said, Why not try
    To both saying 'Hi'
    But she's quite shy
    Unfortunately

    So on we go
    But at least I know
    Why she says hello
    Occasionally

    At least you know. A very neat little poem. Loved it. 10

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  • Virginia Pecho Gely (1/7/2012 3:18:00 AM)

    The verses are as light and as swift as footsteps. I love the last one word line in the stanzas. I love to read what happened next.....Thanks for sharing.

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  • Menime Soul..'d' Ugliloner (11/27/2011 8:13:00 AM)

    Lol! ! Well penned :)

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  • Soulful HeartSoulful Heart (11/24/2011 4:57:00 AM)

    a typical city bred neighbour.................put in so simple words..................wow! !

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  • Sally Plumb Plumb (11/11/2011 7:39:00 AM)

    Very interesting.

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  • Smoky HossSmoky Hoss (9/5/2011 5:16:00 PM)

    This is deeply intriguing...and I love that! Great stuff.

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  • Ombuge Moses (9/1/2011 6:54:00 AM)

    Lovely poem to read this afternoon. Keep up, Venessa

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  • Stefanie Fontker (8/28/2011 9:30:00 AM)

    Very interesting, I feel as though this can be interpreted in many different ways. Great stuff, beautiful poetry.

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  • Chizryan OgunkahChizryan Ogunkah (8/26/2011 6:56:00 AM)

    this is an unrivaled piece. precise and powerful.

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