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Quirks

Some people frankly write about their quirks. If I had any, I would tell you so. Though no outlandish trait within me lurks, some folks think I’m a nut. What do they know? Why do they criticize when I engage in conversations with myself. What’s wrong with them? Also, they frequently enrage me, looking shocked when I burst into song while jogging through the neighborhood at night clad in my red muu-muu and army boots. I overhear them saying, “What a sight!” I live around mean-spirited old coots! My grandkids, too, think my behavior strange. because I check the stove repeatedly (I must be SURE it’s off!) and rearrange my papers fifteen times. They’re irked at me when I repeat myself five times a day. I do this for THEIR benefit! They just do not appreciate wise things I say. One learns by repetition; it’s a MUST. I surely hope I’ve made this crystal clear: I have no oddball quirks; I’m truly blessed with wholesome traits that, I feel, should endear me to all those who criticize and jest! FICTIONAL (well--some of it)) Date written and posted: February 6, 2018 Contest Title: Quirks Placed 5th (of ten) Sponsor: Madison Demetros April 10, 2019, entered in Richard Lamoureau's Poem of the Day Contest When I received this honor--POTD February 8, 2018--I was over the MOON!

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Date: 2/25/2021 9:31:00 AM
I love all four poems I read. My style is similar to yours. My favourite Quirks. Relate to it? Yes. Feel I could have written similar myself. I love the muu-muu and army boots because I actually know what a muu-muu is. I have a couple myself. Brilliant, fun to read, all of them. Karen
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Date: 4/27/2019 6:01:00 PM
Janice, sending a belated congrats for your POTD honor, as well as another congratulation for your podium win in this contest! Once again, a very clever poem! Hugs, Sandra
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 4/27/2019 8:58:00 PM
Thanks so much, Sandra! Janice
Date: 4/26/2019 3:55:00 AM
I love your logic in this delightful piece. "One learns by repetition; it’s a MUST." Congratulations on your deserving win Janice! xxoo
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 4/26/2019 1:39:00 PM
Connie, thanks so much! Janice
Date: 4/25/2019 11:58:00 PM
The placement is well deserved.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 4/26/2019 1:39:00 PM
Thanks again, Richard! Janice
Date: 4/25/2019 9:14:00 AM
A fun one. Congrats on your win, thanks for entering my contest.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 4/25/2019 1:29:00 PM
Richard, thanks so much for my placement! Janice
Date: 4/23/2018 10:20:00 AM
Witty tongue in cheek humor, Janice:) Congratulations on your fine win. Regards // paul
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 4/23/2018 10:40:00 AM
Thanks so much, Paul! Janice
Date: 4/23/2018 4:04:00 AM
Congratulations, Janice on your well deserved win.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 4/23/2018 8:46:00 AM
Thanks so much, Subimal! Janice
Date: 4/22/2018 1:38:00 PM
:) Congratulations on your win with this "fictional" poem of you. Enjoyed it.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 4/22/2018 1:45:00 PM
LOL!! Thanks so much, Susan! Janice
Date: 4/22/2018 11:34:00 AM
Beautifully interesting piece, Janice ... Congratulations ...
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 4/22/2018 12:21:00 PM
Thanks so much, Probir! Janice
Date: 4/21/2018 8:33:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Janice! Hugs Eve ~`*
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 4/21/2018 9:15:00 PM
Thanks so much, Eve! Janice
Date: 4/21/2018 7:57:00 PM
Indeed most endearing wholesome traits. What a fabulous twist you created for this poem, Janice. This is a totally delightful and a hilarious read. Your sense of humour is awesome. A FAVE for me.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 4/21/2018 9:16:00 PM
Line, your comments have put a huge smile on my face! Thanks so much. Janice
Date: 4/21/2018 7:20:00 PM
Janice, back to congratulate you on your win for this very clever poem! Hugs, Sandra
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 4/21/2018 9:16:00 PM
Thanks so much, Sandra! Janice
Date: 3/2/2018 6:10:00 PM
Hello Janice, yes one does learn by repetition I agree for some it is how it is done.There is nothing wrong with that. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 3/2/2018 7:40:00 PM
Thanks, Darlene! Janice
Date: 2/28/2018 9:01:00 PM
Sounds perfectly normal to me. Belated congratulations on POTD. Love the humor!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 3/1/2018 7:23:00 AM
Thank you so much, Danny. GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU! Janice
Date: 2/8/2018 11:26:00 PM
Ha! I love the SASS! Sweet ink Janice, congratulations on potd! Pleasure to read xomo :)
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 2/9/2018 8:03:00 AM
Thanks so much, Maureen! Janice
Date: 2/8/2018 10:38:00 PM
Love it! Congrats on POTD!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 2/9/2018 8:04:00 AM
Thanks so much, Kim! Janice
Date: 2/8/2018 7:54:00 PM
I'm with Janice, this one made me smile and chuckle:) :0 ... I talk to myself all the time... after all I'm the best listener I know! ha ha. Have great day :)
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 2/8/2018 9:04:00 PM
I know what you mean, Chris. I know just what to say to myself! Glad you got a kick out of it! Janice
Date: 2/8/2018 7:05:00 PM
ha ha ha a very amusing poem and I love the fictional well some of it disclaimer - sure made me smile Janice:-) congrats on POTD:-) hugs Jan xx
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 2/8/2018 7:23:00 PM
Thank you so much, Jan! Janice
Date: 2/8/2018 5:39:00 PM
Love the poem, Janice, congratulations on POTD and good luck in the contest...
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 2/8/2018 7:24:00 PM
Thank you so much, Eve! Janice
Date: 2/8/2018 3:10:00 PM
Janice, I really enjoyed reading your poem and the way you denounced your quirks by exposing them with such humor! Very cleverly written! Congrats on your Poem of the Day honor! Hugs, Sandra
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 2/8/2018 3:13:00 PM
Thank you so much, Sandra! Janice
Date: 2/8/2018 2:43:00 PM
Congratulations, Janice, on your well deserved POTD xxoo
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 2/8/2018 3:09:00 PM
Thanks so much, Mike! Janice
Date: 2/8/2018 12:18:00 PM
Congrats!!! on POTD Janice...very well executed my friend...stay in the light...^WW^
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 2/8/2018 1:08:00 PM
Thanks so much, Winged Warrior! Janice
Date: 2/8/2018 10:52:00 AM
Great work Janice, congratulations for POTD honors...
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 2/8/2018 11:38:00 AM
Thanks so much, Charlie! Janice
Date: 2/8/2018 10:00:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD...Well deserved my friend...All the best to you
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 2/8/2018 11:39:00 AM
Thanks so much, Arturo! Janice
Date: 2/8/2018 7:11:00 AM
Hi Janice, I really enjoyed reading you this fine morning. I found it to be very entertaining as well. I must say I see myself in some of these lines. Shhhhh...... don't tell anybody. Congratulations on getting the poem of day. It was well deserved:-) Alexis
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 2/8/2018 8:22:00 AM
Thanks so much, Alexis!
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