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This Christmas

Rating: 5.0
Just once before I die I would
so love to see a lot of smiling faces,
each morning when I board the city bus.

Mind you, there is no pressing need
for outright reverence or admiration.
I am completely able to interpret all
nuances of your now familiar lines
crows' feet and ordinary wrinkles are,
what I have stared into, each working day.
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Ernestine Northover 05 December 2006
Thoughtful and charming poem Herbert, I love the last two lines, they are priceless. Thoroughly enjoying your work. Keep up the good writes. Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
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Danny Reynolds 05 December 2006
H, is the 'Salt and Pepper' suit just for delivering the season's greetings? If so, give my condiments to your tailor. Danny ; ¬)
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Gina Onyemaechi 05 December 2006
Sadness and humour well married together, here. Love the finish: '...wrapped like a Christmas gift from God / inside my salt and pepper London-tailored suit' - colourful allusions.
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