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Friday, September 25, 2009

Quirks And Eccentricities

Rating: 4.5
Quirks and eccentricities (I’ll show you mine if you show me yours)

I have my favorite fork and spoon
Also gotta drink from my favorite glass
Never fasten top button or tuck shirt in
Guess that shows a definite lack of class

Never fold pages in books to mark places
Only one food item on plate at a time
Buy shoes that fasten with Velcro, never laces
And when thinking, try to make my thoughts ryhme

Arrange used creamers with lids in flower petal form
Always sit in a booth, never at a table
Read funnies first, in the paper, in the morn
Sniff every flower, whenever I’m able

When out for a walk,
I never step on a crack
I always pick up pennies for luck,
heads up is good, tails put them back

I never have blankets tucked in on my bed
Acknowledge everyone with a smile and a greetin’
Can’t pass my dog without patting his head
I talk to pigeons, which makes people think I’m a cretin

Pennies have to go in my left rear pocket
Silver has to go in the right front
I walk whenever possible (it’s healthy, don’t knock it)
Mustard only on hot dogs, cause that’s what I want

I must count every swallow of liquid I drink
I see long lost loved ones faces in crowds and buses passing by
I bite my lower lip whenever I think
Do all three letter words first in crosswords (at least I try)

Except for roaches, I never kill a bug
Tho’ I think I could be a mean kung fu fighter
Always seem to yearn for a big friendly ol’ hug
Have delusions of becoming a meaningful writer

I shave my face in exact same sequence each night
I expect loyalty and truth from people around me
In my quirks and eccentricities, I truly delight
And in some of mine, yourself you might see
David Whalen
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