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Fluent

It’s nice to be fluent
In more than one tongue,
So you can converse
When you are among

People from places
You’d like to go
And ask them whatever
You need to know.

But what I’d prefer
(This might make you laugh)
Is the version of fluent
That starts with af-.

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  1. Date: 11/15/2013 4:42:00 PM

    Great Poem. A poetic punch line!

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 2:37:00 PM

    Money, money, money, money, mmmooonnneeeyyy. :) Peace.

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 7:53:00 PM

    Delightful! What a breath of fresh air to read a concise poem so articulately written and full of wit. I'm returning to your list. Mark

  1. Date: 10/31/2013 1:35:00 AM

    very clever one!

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 2:37:00 AM

    I've enjoyed the flow in this Rhyme and the uniqueness of it. JM

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 8:31:00 AM

    Thanks for the morning sunshine. C'est la vie

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 11:59:00 PM

    On www.mlb.com, I had a conversation with a Cardinals fan somewhere in Missouri. She also mistook my question with the word "affluent" for "fluent". I had to explain to her the difference between the two words. Good write as usual, Ilene.

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 11:53:00 PM

    This poem did make me laugh. Wonderful wit and rhyme. And I'd rather be affluent as well.

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM

    Great words, great ending Ilene, I loved it...Peter

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM

    - Well done: Fluent, Ilene !!!! - I was so sure that you also had a: Beatlemania poems ...... now you have to write one!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)