Mary Nagy

Rookie (11-08-1970)

A Tender Moment At The Supermarket - Poem by Mary Nagy

Sitting there watching them
they had no idea
they were such an inspiration
so comfortable with eachother.

He, at least 85
she, about the same.
From my car I could see
the way he worried about her
as he pulled his car up to the door
so she wouldn't get wet.
He tenderly watched
while she tucked her hair
under her clear rain bonnet.

The rain was barely a trickle
but it was a cold rain
and he wouldn't have her
catching a chill.
She waited
just inside the door
while he parked the car
a sky blue 1976 Bonneville.
They probably bought it
brand new.

His steps were slow
and purposeful.
I could tell he hurt
but was trying to still
be the ''protector''
of his beautiful bride.

They walked into the store
arm in arm
while I sat for a few more minutes
alone in my car
listening to the whish-whish
of my wipers.

Comments about A Tender Moment At The Supermarket by Mary Nagy

  • (11/22/2008 12:53:00 AM)

    You see the world through a poet's eyes Mary and express with great eloquence and simplicity that comfortable love which lasts till death us do part. Beautiful penning. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

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  • (6/26/2008 12:28:00 PM)

    Ah the power of observations! A passionate composition. (Report) Reply

  • (11/2/2007 9:35:00 AM)

    This is an absoultely wonderful poem. Beautifully sad. (Report) Reply

  • (5/12/2007 7:15:00 AM)

    Mary your observation on this occasion was excellent.A good composition that took us through a snapshot of everyday life.Very well done.
    All the best
    Sid John.
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  • Willow Moon Pearce (3/3/2006 8:14:00 AM)

    Very tender and moving Mary, thanks...............willow (Report) Reply

  • (2/1/2006 10:42:00 AM)

    I should live so long, to have such a Knight in Shining Armor. She was lucky to have such a Protector, and a writer such as Mary Nagy to describe their love so well. (Report) Reply

  • (1/29/2006 2:19:00 AM)

    This is fabulous, Mary. I could see them through your words. Lovely and tender.

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  • (1/27/2006 9:49:00 AM)

    It's gift to pick up the subtle side of human emotion and behavior. This poem does both well and conveys it well to me. Mary, this is truly wonderful. (Report) Reply

  • (1/24/2006 2:59:00 PM)

    Mary, I know that it may seem a bit strange but I had to come back to this poem.
    It was just so good and it carries something more in it then I can discribe with may limited use of language.It really is Amazing! Caring! , timely! , Atmospheric! so many things that are real food for inspiration.
    You haven't done it again Mary because to my mind this is the greatest of your acheivements so far.
    Thankyou......... Love Duncan
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  • (1/23/2006 8:18:00 AM)

    Yes, you have it in you, mary (Report) Reply

  • (1/23/2006 8:10:00 AM)

    It's raining this morning as I read this, and my mood just went up about twenty notches. This is beautiful, Mary! (Report) Reply

  • (1/22/2006 5:25:00 PM)

    Dear Mary
    I could picture the scene, and feel the meaning!
    You're A Star. Thankyou
    Love Duncan
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  • (1/21/2006 7:44:00 AM)

    This is just wonderful Mary, beautiful and tender xx (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover (1/16/2006 1:10:00 PM)

    Hi Mary, Yep, delightful. Loved every line. Beautifully written with such understanding and feeling for them. Thanks. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • (1/16/2006 5:56:00 AM)

    So perfectly expressed, so perfectly rounded off - the compassion of the open heart. Supersized thanks! (Report) Reply

  • (1/16/2006 4:25:00 AM)

    Exactly Allan. Also the poem is technically very well done IMO, and its unpretentiousness is evident.
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  • (1/15/2006 9:57:00 PM)

    Maybe somethings last forever, I just can't prove it. (Report) Reply

  • (1/15/2006 9:32:00 PM)

    i like the simplicity and deep honesty in this poem about enduring love from one human being to another and age should not be an issue with love with another ten or twenty poems like this for your book

    Warm regards AJS
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  • (1/15/2006 9:12:00 PM)

    Another non-rhyming but totally rhtyhmic winner, Mary! Absolutely lovely. (Report) Reply

  • (1/15/2006 9:08:00 PM)

    Mary this was a beautiful poem, and yes...very inspiring. I believe we all wish for love to endure as long as we live, but it is indeed rare to see it...and what a gift that day must have been.

    Thank you
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 15, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 29, 2006

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