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ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING

ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING My husband had a restaurant For thirty two years, Much frustration, kitchen hell And staff in tears. The Oasis was a place to dine Of note, When exhausted, we drove down, To the coast and surfed the waves on our boat. He was renown, From Limpopo, to Cape Town! But the time had come to relax a bit, So he could read the daily newspaper, And actually sit! We sold the Oasis, renovated Our kitchen so it could be his Own place, And of course space, Where I am occasionally allowed To show my face, But only to make dessert or taste, And with a kiss of somewhat haste, Retreat to let him do his Own thing, And enjoy an absolute kitchen Fling! He cooks with his hands, soul and And heart, And he always dresses for the part, Be it kitchen hand, chef or Restaurateur, He is, and always has been an excellent, Interpreter, Of any recipe as far as Beijing, In fact he can cook anything, From any Nation, culture or creed, He has a flair that none can Exceed! And looks so cute, In his dinner suit! It’s time to serve dinner in style, Which takes a while, First he lights candles, then gives Me a hug, Pours me wine from our silver jug, Serves us both and eventually Sits down. He had previously told me to Dress in a comfortable gown, I guessed he had some surprise Up his sleeve, For it was the eve, Of our Wedding Anniversary. A bell rings, it’s our front door, There stands a chauffeur and behind Him a limousine , I still didn’t know what was in store. Until, the limosine turned towards the airport, My husband had packed my suitcase, And brought my passport, We board a plane and then he Discloses, To me with a bunch of roses, That we were off to Mauritius for a week, And, gives me a kiss on each cheek. He had asked the pilot to please hide, The roses, everything was so beautifully planned, I just cried! Happy Anniversary darling, he said. I also had a surprise for him, For he filled my life with such Happiness, to the brim, But I would keep this secret until We arrived, Happy Anniversary sweetheart I replied!

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Date: 9/25/2018 6:58:00 AM
Reality and Fantasy combined into one. You really are very good and I am enjoying reading poetry at last, Thank You Jennifer...Kim
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JENNIFER PROXENOS
Date: 9/25/2018 7:36:00 AM
Perhaps I'll start writing short stories, but fantasy will play a big role so, I probably would go for writing children's books. Thank you Kim for your compliment. xoxo Jenny.
Date: 9/19/2018 8:28:00 PM
Hello Jennifer … you're a story teller of reality aren't you Jennifer, and your stories are so pleasant and smile bringing - thank you Jennifer - Lindsay
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JENNIFER PROXENOS
Date: 9/20/2018 7:09:00 AM
Thank-you Lindsay. I'm just a happy ever after kind of story teller! Thank you for your comment, I always value them. Kind regards, Jennifer.
Date: 9/17/2018 1:23:00 PM
Wonderful write, so I am surprised there are no other comments! I suspect most wives could fill as many lines reciting their husband's many faults! Aloha! Rico
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JENNIFER PROXENOS
Date: 9/17/2018 2:33:00 PM
Thank-you Rico. I so appreciate your comment. Perhaps one's good points and charterer traits are only obvious when they are encouraged or described by others. Maybe a wake-up call? Kind regards, Jenny