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Naked Zen

I lay in my chair and just thought Of all foolish things I have bought, Hoped they would cure woes And not act like clothes, But of course in a trap I was caught. So I kicked up my feet and thought hard, How can I my spending retard, For I’m still far too stressed, Albeit, quite well-dressed, How to honor myself with regard. Well, I threw away all of my plastic, Donated clothes tight and elastic, Now I go around bare With hardly a care, Although cool, I feel quite fantastic. 11/8/2018

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Date: 11/19/2018 8:37:00 AM
Great limerick, Deb. Living without the worry of debt and unwanted things is truly freeing. Warm wishes, Warren
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Date: 11/18/2018 7:54:00 PM
This was really cute and MY type of a Zen poem that is enjoyable to read!!
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Date: 11/18/2018 11:06:00 AM
Entertaining story with a serious message! Well done dear, Deb!
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Date: 11/9/2018 5:55:00 PM
Hilarious! Love the wit and limerick flow! Very fun read! :)
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Date: 11/9/2018 5:53:00 PM
G'day Deb … three well presented limericks, with two light hearted ones leading to a humorous finish - well done Deb - Lindsay
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Date: 11/9/2018 5:23:00 AM
There is a good bit of humor in the last verse, but I can really relate to this woman, Deb. In September while recovering from surgery, I went wild buying clothes on the home shopping channels. This was an effort to give myself a lift, but all it did was drain my bank account. Maybe going bare is not such a bad idea! Enjoyed this very much. Hugs, Carolyn
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Date: 11/9/2018 11:50:00 AM
Thank you, Carolyn. I appreciate your words so much. As you may guess, I have been in the clutch of the shopping demon. I guess when we feel so down, the thought of looking better or changing our styles beckons strongly. And, alas, it is a false god. I'm glad you liked this one and caught so well the humor. I appreciate you very much, Carolyn. And it's wonderful to get to know you through our poetic connection.