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Diffident

I had a dream
to be an extrovert,
I opened a café and
when people came I didn´t know 
how to behave
so I told them to get lost.
I had a beautiful café… clean
and empty and I said to myself
tomorrow I will not be shy
open it and welcome guests.
but I never got around opening it again.
My sister´s boy 
was like me he made furniture,
beautiful pieces – an artist.
He opened a shop trying to sell his stuff,
but when people came 
he hid in one of his wardrobes  
and did´t come out before prospective 
costumers had gone.
It is tough to be paralyzing shy,
once in Paris, France, I was reading poetry
on a stage, so petrified 
I had no idea what I was doing there
so I ran out and drowned in
the Parisian night.
Full of whisky and valium I danced 
tango on a table and didn´t fall off.
Which goes to prove that? 
an introvert is a person who has lost
the key to his inner self. 

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  1. Date: 5/18/2013 9:22:00 AM
    Dear Jan - self entrapment is a pain. Telling your patrons to get lost is a little over the top though. I love 'drowning the parisian night' katerina

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    Date: 5/20/2013 6:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you dear... I have been using my wife´s computer till now and could not get to my emails