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Agatha Christie Taught Me to be a Book Worm

Behind a chair Below a desk with my bare feet on a wall, in my flannel pajama or a wet swimming suit, With my hands on my peanut butter and jelly toast, marmalade, not cherry or anything else Next to an ocean, ignoring the smell, Lying in a hammock or in the grass, even on a sandy gritty beach towel. Listening to children’s giggles, being dripped on by wet swimming suits running past I can devour a pile of books. History, science, animal facts, jokes, limericks, Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, Coleridge, Poe. When one grabs me and throttles me to pay attention I am lost…. I am no longer a mere mortal. I am in a microscope, under a kitchen floorboard, in a tulip’s leaf, I am a faery, a T-rex, a Stormtrooper, a police detective. In a treehouse, High above my neighbors, not hearing them at all, Yet subconsciously hearing everything, I learned to be a book worm, reading Agatha Christie first…. Written 3-08-19 Contest: The Bookworm Poetry Contest Sponsor: Kai Michael Neumann

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Date: 4/13/2019 12:19:00 PM
Love all your delightful imagery, Caren. Congrats on your well deserved podium finish.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/13/2019 4:31:00 PM
Thank you Line. I did enjoy thinking of all the different things I could have said; but if I had it would have been an epic poem!
Date: 4/6/2019 9:04:00 AM
Love this, Caren! You captured the powerful essence a 'book worm' in yourself with such vivid imagery! Sincere congrats on your podium win! Fave! Hugs, Sandra
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/7/2019 12:26:00 AM
Thank you Sandra; I appreciate your stopping by. Honored you faved it.
Date: 4/6/2019 4:15:00 AM
Congratulations,Caren on your great win.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/6/2019 8:32:00 AM
Thank you so much. I appreciate knowing. I never look at the results of contests, that way I am never disappointed, but rather "wonderfully surprised" thanks to those of you who let me know.
Date: 4/6/2019 4:08:00 AM
Congratulations Caren on your win with this wonderful descriptive write, I can picture the scene and it sounds wonderful. Kindest thoughts Ann xx
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/6/2019 8:33:00 AM
It was, it is, and I love books! In case you did not know. I used to sit in a treehouse at the top of two cottonwood trees all summer long - taking 7 library books a day - usually biographies, mysteries, ESP, science fiction, or Ancient Egypt with me and a sandwich. Sometimes I would try to take a drink but it always spilled.
Date: 4/6/2019 3:32:00 AM
Hi Caren. Congratulations on your win in my contest. I can hear and feel the bookworm worming. For me it all started with Enid Blyton, but the addiction is just the same. Thank you for your patience while I took so long judging the contest. I am unpacking a never ending quantity of book boxes in our new home in Spain. Kind wishes, Kai
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/6/2019 8:34:00 AM
Your home in SPAIN! Spain, Spain! Not Spain, California or Spain, England but SPAIN, SPAIN! What? When can I come visit you and should I bring a mattress? Thanks for the invite.
Date: 3/9/2019 9:52:00 PM
Wonderful write (I adore Agatha Christie, too!)... ;)
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 3/9/2019 11:09:00 PM
Thank you. I am seeing a PATTERN of Christie fans on this site.
Date: 3/9/2019 2:51:00 PM
I discovered Agatha in high school, fell in love with her books! The first one I read was 'Halloween Party' - but I think my favorite is 'Evil Under the Sun'-
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 3/9/2019 6:21:00 PM
"And Then There Were None" is my go-to-Agatha-Christie-Book.
Date: 3/9/2019 10:15:00 AM
Enjoyed your poem. Agatha Christie was my favourite writer too.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 3/9/2019 1:08:00 PM
She is the reason I kept reading.