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 At last, a yellow cab halts... my seventh try
Weighed by pressure on a rushed Friday
Drained from loud traffic, I look for night’s rest 
Almost lost that job; boss in a mad game.

Frantically, a nervous man comes to me
Hurrying big steps, a weary frame bends
" Pardon me, did you just stalk me?", I cringe
Being nearly fired , my eyes ignore his words.

Until he pleads to take my seat in the taxi
The stranger has to reach a diner in minutes
New offer waits after months of lay-off
Fumbling, he speaks of kids with promised wishes.

Watching the sunset drown from the cityscape
I offer to drop him in his new workplace ;
Unknowingly, we strike hearty pleasantries
With my office-day ending better, his  evening... the best.

Pardon Me, Did you Just Contest
by nette onclaud

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  1. Date: 1/15/2014 3:14:00 AM
    Few things of our human qualities are unknown being known. Non is out of non so we say pardon me. Excellent philosophy of stage of relationship we need to take care. Wish you good luck in the contest. Loved always,my lovely friend, bl

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 1:29:00 AM
    nette, are you in corporate sector? You are really a kind hearted sinner.After that evil night you do good.You are taking the attribute of a leader.but nette throw your conscience out and live as a traiter.Only then we could live in this world.Traiter attribute has great selling in corporate world. Your poem i cherished reading.great work. Very practical. (: ) Jenish.

  1. Date: 11/25/2013 8:33:00 PM
    A pleasant encounter with a stranger can take us by surprise sometimes! Such an uplifting and heartwarming poem! Wonderful work, Nette!...Thank you so much for the great comments, as always!

  1. Date: 11/25/2013 7:40:00 PM
    Lovely made his children smile and his wife no doubt....what a delightful charming story...God bless...good luck in the job!

  1. Date: 11/25/2013 11:14:00 AM
    Kindness lives!....through you and your pen!

  1. Date: 11/25/2013 10:29:00 AM
    Random bursts of life...such invigorating tests of our character. Excellent.

  1. Date: 11/25/2013 5:54:00 AM
    Life suprises us when at least expected! A humane poem dispite the harsh day passed! Bravo!

  1. Date: 11/25/2013 4:55:00 AM
    Fabulous! This is a fabulous and wonderful write my friend! I just love the light and airy feel about this poem, very unlike your usual style, but very appealing nonetheless! I really enjoyed reading this amazing poem this morning, what a grandiose piece! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 11/24/2013 8:46:00 PM
    what a delightful story you have penned into a lovely poem Nette... this one was a joy to read! hugs :)

  1. Date: 11/24/2013 7:51:00 PM
    Nice story, written so nicely. I enjoyed this one....peter

  1. Date: 11/24/2013 6:11:00 PM
    Just beautiful Nette.Nice story penned so poetically.Enjoyed the read.

  1. Date: 11/24/2013 4:59:00 PM
    One little act of kindness gave both of you a lift..Enjoyed reading your story about the happening..Sara

  1. Date: 11/24/2013 3:29:00 PM
    We never know how we can make a difference in this world, he is all the better for having met you dearest friend, you're heart's a gold nugget, xxx

  1. Date: 11/24/2013 2:51:00 PM
    this is really nice. I like the style you used in this one. So straightforward and telling a delightful story.

  1. Date: 11/24/2013 2:34:00 PM
    An eloquent lending of your voice to those in dire need , and pays off. This is top drawer!

  1. Date: 11/24/2013 1:28:00 PM
    Random act of kindness at its best.This story shows how compassion touches a person's soul forever.Charmed by the way a job can affect a change of perspective. You write with a golden pen!

  1. Date: 11/24/2013 12:50:00 PM
    - .... it's so good when Friday comes ... but suddenly it's Monday morning ...'m glad that I did not take a taxi to work :) - Nice to read - Here is Sunday soon finally ... we have had a "snowfall" day .... cold!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)