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Puppy Love at 55: Dedicated to Lady L

Puppy Love at 55 When I am wise, I’ll turn to puppy love With generous doses of truth and innocence, almost no shame … “Her be my gal!” Or “Me gonna marry him, so you jus’ shove!” Sound adorable. Singing, “He is mine. I am his. Gonna get married, take his name.” Gone the days of horse and carriage … some sensuous songs, also silent … At this moment I am not wise, merely older, aged fifty-five; I make amends, enjoy each tomado-love and each new accent; Aware of so much pain, woundings, the living-but-barely-alive So I recall how puppy love felt like fresh air, sunshine, pure We thought the best of belle or beau Time never existed. No bills, diapers, nothing to insure Slobbery kisses on ears, eyes, but unashamed, secure … When I turned a certain age; not so young and not so pure I thought marriage was right: seemed the way to secure Each other in love’s embrace for children, a better future … No regrets! But I gaze at a happy marriage in old pics now. So I say this to all poets, painters, quaint artists, saints and sinners: Start early with puppy love, and never give up on it; Why discuss doubling household incomes, becoming millionaires For such talk puts dollar signs where love was beautifully reflected! The children may yet teach us the ways of innocence But that is the hardest job today: among adult gadgets, to remain puppies That lick, slobber, miss the lips and kiss the eyes or chins And yet without shame, forgetting forbidden fruit, unblinking eyes - (Asking questions about hair, skin, color … hugs galore, even for the different) But as to whether I advocate divorce, May I plead the Fifth Amendment?

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 5/3/2017 3:58:00 PM
Feels good Phil, this poem, from 3 weeks ago has your generous feedback. It takes just one person to cancel a divorce (see my other response sent). shalom & Grazie!
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Date: 5/3/2017 6:32:00 AM
Great stuff Anil ~ if only we could keep that puppy-innocence for life. But sometimes people can't be together for millions of reasons ~ ergo; divorce.
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Date: 4/14/2017 3:10:00 AM
Eve, I just read the good news. Thank you hugs, or kisses, or both - or none - to all who believe. (Cameras rolling: I never won anything before ... sniff sniff. But that would be a snub at our Good God). thanks/Gracias/Merci beaucoup/ Baie Dankie -- This one is for my Beloved SOUTH AFRICA - Uit de blou van ons kraanse/Nkosi Sikelela iAfrika
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Date: 4/13/2017 11:12:00 PM
Anil,congratulations on your win. I want to thank you for entering my contest. May you have Blessed weekend… ~*
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Date: 4/13/2017 7:05:00 AM
Hello Anil, thanks for commenting on my poem.......yours have a different perspective......which I enjoyed by the way.....love, free and unchained, bearing no responsibilities......
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Anil Deo
Date: 4/14/2017 3:11:00 AM
Thanks so much Anoucheka! Namasthe
Date: 4/11/2017 11:28:00 PM
Doug, always a pleasure to see you. I miss South Africa and love seeing the Australian sheep. I know an excellent Shepherd, too. I loved your teardrop/concrete poem, which is testimonial to all you have overcome. Thanks for not becoming resigned, jaded, or shell-locked and shell-shocked. (No shocks from electrical work?? LOL) Ta, mate!
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Date: 4/11/2017 10:50:00 PM
Yes, Anil. : ) Where does that shame come from? : (
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Anil Deo
Date: 4/11/2017 11:32:00 PM
Only the Bible gives a holistic answer: guilt is what God/Spirit reminds us of, as in our human nature/tendencies. I never taught my toddler to be selfish, or disobedient to Mom, etc. But, to your BIG question, shame comes from dark forces that "chain" us. Guilt is we acknowledge it, will free us. Especially if we ask Jesus to SAVE/"sozo" (Greek). Both healing & salvation are needed, and SOZO is poorly translated. AD
Date: 4/11/2017 6:47:00 PM
I enjoyed it all the way through! Your writing is great.
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Anil Deo
Date: 4/11/2017 7:23:00 PM
Sunlite, you make me blush ... God is great; Christ is love, you are always generous (Often I am messy in phrasing, talking). But I accept the blessings. Words ARE powerful. Shalom Dear SW
Date: 4/11/2017 6:43:00 PM
Truly a beautiful write, one that relates to personal events of my own life. All events that I will never regret.
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