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Oh sweet, sweet anonymity
Through the pressing crowds you’re calling me
Along the streets in city parks
Your presence waits by day or dark.
Just as the judge is passing law
As in so many times before
On parking offence or minor crime
On occasion a case that makes a national headline
The same hand takes the tea maid’s cup
Or swings a club on the Sunday golf match
As famous singers walk the stage
Of what matter is its matter made?
Plywood sheet or glass laminate
The "greatest moments" are a blip
On lifetimes stage where fortune sits
As greater life is lived unsung 
Of no recorded note or age
A bar to life’s great tearing pace.
Yes,, somewhere waits for you and me
That sweet sweet anonymity.
A girl with hair like golden down
Is smiling in a country town
Her eyes are soft, her spirit strong
She knows truth, love and easy songs.
She makes up a house where people meet
And lives are crossed so bitter sweet
From kindergarten to university 
She sees continuity
And containment of the life she loves
White picket fence and a cote of turtle doves.


© Joe Maverick 26-07-2010

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  1. Date: 4/22/2012 7:36:00 AM
    My turn for sure Joe, to turn back the pages of your work! Everything about this piece is done with quiet reserve and respect. A timeless scenario with low but ever present musical persuasion. Love this one, Joe! Best wishes, love, Mikki

  1. Date: 1/27/2012 8:23:00 PM
    back I am to one of your best poems ever, Joe!! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/21/2012 9:33:00 AM
    just browsing your first, not disappointed. harry

  1. Date: 1/20/2012 11:42:00 AM
    Ooo..hi... Joe.. I just had the main course... It read like a dream come true.... The white picket fence.. I want me a guy with a soft strong spirit.. One that meets the eye... Well not a fairy tale... How's your vacation... Mine pretty sweet... Xoxo..pd

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 9:32:00 AM
    Joe, this touches on real lives, the unsung heroes who know the meaning of life. I remember listening to the Kinks singing "A well respected man" and loving the words. This is definitely a poem that needs to be featured a couple of times. Vince

  1. Date: 9/26/2011 12:19:00 AM
    Joe you are so right. this is one of your best and I noticed that I had seen it already long ago and commented. I saved your soupmail to remind me the ones to see. I bet I've seen them all, but it's nice to review those that were special to you. Goodnight now, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/9/2010 4:19:00 AM
    "the greatest moments are a blip" what a wonderful line, your poem is so sweet and so full of love for this "golden haired girl" just beautiful and thanks for commenting on my poetry ~~

  1. Date: 10/10/2010 8:46:00 AM
    This is a very sweet poem, Joe. I thought I'd take a peek at the first one you showed us. A dream girl, just an ordinary American girl! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/18/2010 5:57:00 PM
    Hello, Joe here I am stopping by to say hi and CONGRATULATIONS! What a delightful poem. Had fun reading your featured poem of the week. Take care,.. p.d.

  1. Date: 9/13/2010 12:44:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week here at PoetrySoup Joe. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/12/2010 4:32:00 PM
    Congrats Joe on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a great piece to share with us all..with luv this happy Sunday...

  1. Date: 8/1/2010 8:56:00 PM
    Nice and cute Joe, enjoyed your little night out sounds like a pretty cool fair.-LeeAnn

  1. Date: 8/1/2010 7:43:00 PM
    Welcome to poetry soup! The light is always on here. Check out some of my works if you have the time. I would like a fresh victim. I mean opinion. ;)