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Things I Have Learned

Don’t take a walk after a large glass of tea

If someone says, “sure take as many as you want” 
They probably don’t mean it

Darling you are sooo sweet I could never get angry with you,,,okay this one is self 

One size fits all-ohh puleeese

Help yourself to anything in the kitchen,,I really thought I meant it

Going 65 through a curve marked for 45 is just stupid, but exciting

Feelings are fickle

When in doubt, a sincere look and slow shake of the head seems intelligent

 It will only take a minute,,,,yeah well Im countin by the long hand not the short one

If you climb that high are you sure you can get down, sure on the way
Up is different then sure at the top

Being really cold and getting into a hot shower and feeling
The warm water melt through you is better than sex,,,,okay its been a long time

The second time around is better

It will only hurt for a minute, then let me pinch you until it stops

Make up covers a world of hurt, but then it goes in the cracks and your
Face looks like a drought hit it

Friends that will laugh with you, cry with you, and never give up on you are

Wisdom comes from practice not from age

A good mood is a choice, okay most of the time

A snack to a teenager can be the roast you cooked for dinner

When you fuss at your kid then sit down and find no 
Toilet paper,,,,there’s a problem

Copyright © Laurie Ginn

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  1. Date: 2/25/2009 2:51:00 AM
    That last line is funny, great work...Raul

  1. Date: 2/18/2009 9:09:00 PM
    Funny, Laurie. The truth in your words here gave me a good laugh! Always can use that. Excellent job in lightenig the mood up! Loveudo too!, Robin

  1. Date: 2/18/2009 6:23:00 PM
    I still love this one!!! Thanks Laurie. . . for the support too. :-)

  1. Date: 2/18/2009 5:24:00 AM
    All of these are so very true and some really made me laugh. Excellent! Michael

  1. Date: 2/18/2009 4:49:00 AM
    Laurie-- go ahead--- take that large glass of tea-- then do your walking--- Please :)

  1. Date: 2/17/2009 9:34:00 PM
    This was hilariously wonderful, I was crackin up so much..Don't think I have laughed this much reading a poem. I totally loved it, especially the shower bit... Very creative,funny and oh so true!..Awesome write, gonna put this in my favorites, Great Job Laurie and thanks for your kind words on my poetry, God Bless*Tyesha

  1. Date: 2/17/2009 11:01:00 AM
    Laurie, this is as priceless as "Friends that will laugh with you, cry with you, and never give up on you." Thanks for sharing, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/17/2009 5:42:00 AM
    LOL you need to see a doctor I feel a check-up from the neck-up is over-due No, I'm kidding, but most of these hold truths... most

  1. Date: 2/17/2009 12:43:00 AM
    And just who said , " you are never too old to learn ??? ... Don't ask me !!.. there's no toilet paper in here ,either !! Well done ... Funny one ....

  1. Date: 2/17/2009 12:36:00 AM
    Hey you. . . just dropped off a few of the old ones. Really, thanks for the leg up. . . maybe you might enjoy where they came from g-o-o-gle "Patio Poetry" Thanks again Lauire

  1. Date: 2/16/2009 3:34:00 PM
    LOL. . . I pick pieces to read by the title. . . this one did very well. Had to *nod* on the 'when in doubt. . ." and "shower. . ." bit. Well done Laurie!

  1. Date: 2/16/2009 11:38:00 AM
    This is hilarious, you made my day. I can associate with most of these. Thanks for the smile, Blessings, Ron...........This one has to go in my favorites for those days I need a smile.

  1. Date: 2/16/2009 11:03:00 AM
    Hi Laurie... great stuff : ) !!!! I laughed and smiled a lot.......

  1. Date: 2/16/2009 10:49:00 AM
    Smile~Yes, and smile again...."Hello Precious & Gifted & Blessed & Lovely & Funny Laurie Ginn!!!"~What a lovely light-hearted write here dear lady~It should this very wonderful and seemingly gentle side of your personality~ which sparkled and shined with pretty I would say~Smile~at thoughts of your last verse too...."Funny, unless, it ever comes true....Smile~"Very Beautiful Write, Within Its Own Right!!!"~"Love & Warmth Always To You & Your Loves, John!":)

  1. Date: 2/16/2009 10:14:00 AM
    You really crack me up, would be a fun friend on a down day!!! This was great, a day brightener!!~ love, Carrie

  1. Date: 2/16/2009 9:09:00 AM
    Amusing write Laurie.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 2/16/2009 8:52:00 AM
    LOL You have me in stitches with this, Laurie. I haven't laughed this much in awhile. They say the truth can hurt...well, it can make you crack up too. I love the line about the make up. LOLOL I Wuvs you my friend. Love me

  1. Date: 2/16/2009 8:34:00 AM
    Oh my, the truth is hilarious! so very well written and, If I had to pick a favorite I'd say"When you fuss at your kid then sit down and find no Toilet paper,,,,there’s a problem" just because I have seen just about every kind of rebellion with my three children (now grown) this is classic!

  1. Date: 2/16/2009 8:26:00 AM
    Laurie this poem has loads of truth intertwined with an over abundance of humor that make a wonderful poem - I just loved this write - keep it up cause you rock - God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 2/16/2009 8:11:00 AM
    LOL..LOL..this is a winner my dear friend. I love your never stop..I really do think you should look into that career you have postponed for a while. This is too good. Love the sex one..of course I would love that one..teenagers and their snack ..wonderful..and of course the friendship bit..loved it wonderful lady. You have made me smile all weekend and now you have started off my week just right..see you on facebook. Love, Chris.