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Why is my neck so long

Suzi the giraffe was all but 2 years old, inquisitive, sensitive and positively bold. She asked her mum a question, in no uncertain terms, ‘Why is my neck so long’ a statement which affirms. ‘But you are a giraffe and all our necks are long, it saddens me to think you might believe you do not belong’. ‘It’s not that I don’t love you mummy’ Suzi did reply, ‘it’s just that when I look down I’m really awfully high. On top of that I cannot hear a word anyone says, lest lowing my head for the rest of all my days!’ ‘But think of all the positives by being up this high, you cannot hear the squabbling’ replied mummy with a sigh. ‘As I see it you’re best up here, ignoring all the gossip, of what he or she thinks of everyone, on each and every topic. It’s bliss up here, I can assure, so just enjoy the ride’, replied her mother whose wisdom was intentionally implied.

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Date: 9/20/2019 6:55:00 AM
I am so enjoying my coffee reading your beautiful philosophy. I so much lately needed help to try and forget my past, to live in the moment. Reading your philosophy is starting to allow me to ace reality, and stop running away from my today, my Now. I feel reading through your words, will cure part of my sadness of being an 82 lady. Thank you Ron. Terry xoxo
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 9/20/2019 2:00:00 PM
If my poems in any way help then it is more reward than I could have hoped for. So pleased you enjoy these poems. Wishing you all the very best...Ron xx
Date: 9/18/2019 7:03:00 PM
What a vantage point! I wish all children had it! "think of all the positives by being up this high, you cannot hear the squabbling’ replied mummy with a sigh." So greatly written!
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 9/19/2019 4:17:00 PM
Appreciated Caren..Ron x
Date: 9/17/2019 5:46:00 PM
Great point about avoiding all the gossip. Giraffes certainly have a great solution. Never would have thought of it. Thanks, Ron! :) gw
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 9/17/2019 5:49:00 PM
No worries Gershon. I pretend to listen to gossip but my mind is certainly elsewhere, probably working out my next poem. Hope all is well my friend..Ron.