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I tell you of a friend who's so fond of everything french She didn't call her a frenchie when she saw one on a bench Her favorite food french fries and syruped french toast She's been to lots of 'franchised' places including Ivory Coast. She eats à la carte, she dresses à la mode She claims to reside in some french-doored abode Her most preferred greens are buttered french beans Ah, she loves to frequent, the delicatessen for french delicacies and cuisines And in her chic dinnette to welcome guests to a french love of feast the well known words: why yes, bon-appétite! To follow all french fashions seems to be her raison d'être She'd crazily sign all her letters with 'sil vous plait' And when she wants to mingle with her french coterie inviting them over for more of 'bonjour' and 'mérci' Ah, then she'd appear quite soignée for her soirée By and by to enhance and enliven her bon-homie. She wouldn't ever wish me 'safe journey' She'd  french-quip it as 'bon voyage'. Once when I said, 'you made a blooper, pal'' Retorted she, 'you mean a faux pas? '' Non-french variations of anything, to her are boring and passé but many of her type come sojourning, settling here Making me wonder then at their immigrations here enmasse for this land was never a french hold, mademoiselle dear. Well at times nostalgia does overcome her Then she fancies having everywhere some déjavu Gosh once on asking why she had missed a meeting She snapped her fingers, 'coz you didn't call it a rendezvous.'' If english language vis-à-vis french she's bound to claim it's french tis par excellence I wouldn't know for with french I ain't that au fait Gosh, if she caught a couple conversing in low tones she'd be quick to term it, 'aha, a tête-a-tête! She married an old timer and startled him with her french kiss display only to abandon him a few months later to look for a better joie de vivre Well my friend she does come from the former french colony of Cotê de Voire And always to my goodbyes cheriè she reciprocates with au revoir! Tis a pity I cant write her a french chef-d'oeuvre but let all admit french just ain't a bêtenoire. So though some of this may only be a figment of my imagination But it's observing the universal lure of french terms sure granted me some inspiration. HOPE u enjoy my bon mot hee hee cherè n cheriés. ( I like French too coz Maurice Bucaille was a french scientist who converted to Islam and my french teacher was so nice to me)

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Date: 1/21/2023 7:12:00 AM
lovely write - I love France & the French too
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Date: 12/27/2022 11:53:00 AM
Great storytelling, a wonderful read..
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 12/28/2022 2:10:00 AM
Hey SilentOne, thanks so much again. Best wishes,
Date: 12/16/2022 3:03:00 PM
This was fun to read and a unique lesson in French.
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 12/28/2022 2:09:00 AM
Warm thanks for the feedback. Merci the french way.
Date: 12/11/2022 7:05:00 AM
A story about a lass who liked anything French from a patisserie shop to a haute coiffure and I'm sure she enjoys watching French football players on the field ooh la la, and if they win, she will be wherever they are! Enjoyed your write my friend, hope you are well, HUGS AND BLESSINGS, JENNIFER
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 12/16/2022 9:24:00 AM
Yeah my friend is rooting for France of course but so am i. Warm thanks for comment dear,
Date: 12/8/2022 9:12:00 PM
Wonderfully whimsical and fun! You are a great story teller!
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 12/8/2022 10:08:00 PM
Aww, my warmest thanxx for that delightful cheery comment!.
Date: 12/8/2022 12:22:00 PM
what a joyful romp a la France....my nephew teaches at a French University, i will send him this and what a compliment in its execution...observation, inspiration, and imagination....the peak of the Le Bon Ton of poetry
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 12/8/2022 10:07:00 PM
Thanks soo much for such a wonderful comment, made me smile,. Nice to know you will send it to your nephew, he will have a nice laugh.
Date: 12/4/2022 11:19:00 AM
This is very clever and great use of language..I don't know French, but it flows do well and its a great poem.
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 12/5/2022 1:52:00 PM
Hii silent one, thanks soo much for the super comment! Yeah i actually used mostly only those french words that have been incorporated into English.
Date: 12/1/2022 6:41:00 PM
Gracious Senyor, well writen amigo!
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 12/4/2022 1:37:00 AM
Hi, i thought since im a lady you'd say senorita, now going to check what amigo means. Thanks merci for the fine comment.
Date: 11/30/2022 2:58:00 PM
Wonderful poetry, I have visited Paris once, from the UK though I can’t speak french I loved reading this poem it’s excellent and amusing too… Belle
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 12/4/2022 1:36:00 AM
My mom has visited Paris too, warm thanks for a lovely super comment, glad you enjoyed french phrase fun.
Date: 11/27/2022 9:46:00 AM
Lots of whimsy getting in those French phrases. A fun clever piece!
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 12/4/2022 1:35:00 AM
Warmest thanks for wonderful comment, glad u enjoyed frenxh phrasing fun.
Date: 11/26/2022 9:12:00 PM
WOW! Beautiful place, Lovely language, superb food, marvellous poem. I love Paris in any season and for many reasons. Thank you, SZK Shirley, (Old Duck)
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 11/27/2022 8:27:00 AM
Warm thanks for fine feedback, glad you enjoy french stuff.
Date: 11/25/2022 10:30:00 PM
S. zaynab - So much fun getting wrapped up and embraced in this shadow dance of French dialogue ! Bring it on ! A delicious fantasy of humor and eloquence! I enjoyed so much . The French can make anything sound good . All the best , Susan :)
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 11/26/2022 9:01:00 AM
Warmest thanks for your eloquent classy comment! Yes french terms are so poetic.
Date: 11/25/2022 7:25:00 PM
Yes, French is such a beautiful language, and it makes a sensual poem even more alluring. Your thoughts bring a smile to "mes yeux." This is "mignon et astucieux." I'm a fan of French, as you can tell. :) My best to you, S.zaynab. :) Brandy
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 11/26/2022 9:00:00 AM
Yeah it is a sexy language indeed, wow you sure know more french than me! Warmest thanks for feedback.
Date: 11/25/2022 5:18:00 PM
First poem I've read in the Qustorzain form., my friend. It was a fun read with the french words to make it interesting. Write On! Thanks for the visit and comment this morning. A poet friend in Texas, Bill
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 11/26/2022 8:51:00 AM
Thanks soo much for great comment, glad you could enjoy it.
Date: 11/25/2022 3:52:00 PM
Hello S. Z aynab Kamoonpuri, I do not know any french words. I do not understand french at all. So when i hear it spoken i do not know what is being said. Hugs Darlene
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 11/26/2022 10:58:00 AM
Hello S.Zaynab, that was very clever of you to think of doing this poem this way. Hugs. Darlene
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 11/26/2022 8:48:00 AM
Ah well i used only those french words that have been adopted in English actually. Warm thanks for comment
Date: 11/25/2022 3:54:00 AM
So many of the French words or terms I recognize probably from hearing it on TV but alas I don't know any French except how to say cut the grass in French, you know mow de lawn. Thanks for sharing and for dropping by my page. Sara
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 11/26/2022 10:02:00 AM
Yeah i used only those french words that have been adopted in English. Warm thanks for the comment,
Date: 11/24/2022 9:10:00 PM
French is a wonderful language dear. the words pronounced m french have special sweetness... Speaking French is nice and sensual... i love singing the french songs, especially those of Françoise Hardy and Zaz... I really liked your insertion of French words and expressions in your beautiful poetry... congratulations and happiness, la vie est belle, salute alkas Ps extremely intelligent and inspired text .... !
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 11/25/2022 2:11:00 AM
You are right, french is a sexy poetic language, merci thanks soo much for the super cool comment,
Date: 11/24/2022 8:51:00 PM
I am not flattering you my friend. I tell you truly: This poem is a gem. An absolute satire and irony on any maniac (whether French or other); A detailed depiction of each satiric idea; Handpicked (or mind-picked, surely well-selected) words; beautifully created image; word painting... Wow! Of course, no doubt, many have liked this precious work. I remembered, while reading your work, a story, “The Last Lesson” , in which there is ‘Vive la France’, but that was a partiotic piece. Want to read many more from you. Keep writing. My best wishes and prayers are with you. Lovingly, Chris.
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 11/25/2022 2:10:00 AM
Aw thanks soo much for fab, lovely comment, glad you had some french fun with this.
Date: 11/24/2022 5:52:00 PM
A very fun and chic poem. Some would say magnifique. Lol SuZ
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 11/24/2022 8:43:00 PM
Warm thanks for nice comment!
Date: 11/24/2022 2:39:00 PM
Hi there, i think is desirable to have distinct Langauges, and some will have an affinity With certain ones more than others.' Which You frame here tres-bon, mon ami.'
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 11/24/2022 8:43:00 PM
Thanks soo much for comment, had to google that french you wrote....cheers, mérci!
Date: 11/24/2022 10:10:00 AM
So imaginative and well written. I enjoyed it very much.
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 11/24/2022 12:15:00 PM
Thanks soo much for fine comment!
Date: 11/24/2022 9:15:00 AM
I love your poem, first because I love the French language, but also because you rhymed your French tre parfait!! It was great fun to read!
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 11/24/2022 9:32:00 AM
Warmest thanks for comment, nice to know you enjoy the french language.
Date: 11/24/2022 8:55:00 AM
Very clever write Zaynab, I enjoyed the read
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 11/24/2022 9:32:00 AM
Thanks soo much for super comment!
Date: 11/24/2022 7:43:00 AM
How lovely for her, she is what you all a Francophile-markedly friendly to France or French culture! Nothing wrong with that! I happen to be an Anglophile-a person who is fond of or greatly admires England or Britain. Have a great day, Moncheri!;D
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 11/24/2022 9:00:00 AM
Yeah I admire my own mother tongue urdu and the places I have lived in too, guess most people love their own. Yeah my friend is a Francophile alright. Warm thanks for comment.
Date: 11/24/2022 6:25:00 AM
L'elegance raffinée dans le geste Francais, un poeme dand la langue de Moliere, le style et la classe, la poesie et la sagesse, with a clever mixture of two-fold composition full of fun and Arts.Kudos !!!
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 11/24/2022 8:52:00 AM
Heyyy my fav dear poet Hamid, you have to translate that French coz I’m curious what you said and I have forgotten a lot of hard French. Thanks soo much and take care always,
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