How Can I make your Day..............


Does this come from a need to please
someone by nature
Or from some primal desire of man
observing a womans stature

Yet I feel the need to smile holding the door
and then say
good morning
And watch for a reaction
some pleasure of return
or smile adorning?

How many times to see a lady
looking for attention
The pretty dress the perfume and
hair up not to mention

The high heels that come clicking such
a sweet sound
heard round the world
Maybe a small hair ribbon in the back
lifted and curled

Ahh an older man's pleasures
are small and spread far between
And yet to see one smile that lights
up the path.....the best he's seen

I've been known to stand and watch a lady
walk slowly away
Just long enough though for the pleasure
of placing a smile on her day

You thought I was a dirty old man dincha dear ?.........he he , bet I made you smile !..:-]

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craiglyn 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

You did make me smile : ) But I'll tell you what you put me in mind of. Years back, when I was still working in an office, an insurance agent said to me "these days you have to be so careful what you say to a lady - if you comment on what a nice outfit she has on - it can be taken as harrassment". I thought about that, and realized how sad that was - that we had come to a point where there seemed to be no "common sense" in these things any longer. A lady does like to be admired, and we have to be able to tell the difference and be grown up about it. Your poem did make me smile!

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Craiglyn , lyn , you look really nice today !......I agree with that ! And because I have seen both sides of the issue I must say ...I mean that with all of the respect due a lady .....heh. I'll dp anything for a smile but I only tell the truth !

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Ericdierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Maybe it is because I am so old I am asexual, but I never miss a chance to let a lady know of her beauty. I guess I should be bummed out, that no one ever thought of me as harassing ;-)

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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Well I aint no lady and it is a long while since anyone said I look nice. Lol So I guess I bummed out too. But you did give me a smile for the memories at least. :)

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Pixienot 4 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana

I did not for a second think you were a "dirty old man" or a young one either. From the very first words I was in awe of any man feeling such affection for the appearance of a lady...adorned or not.

I am over 65 and I really appreciated your poem, and yes... I smiled!

You made my day.

Thank you.

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Eric hah ! I bet you have them all around the table flirting and tipping wine glasses !......Ed

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Rosemay , Who says you're no lady .....let me at um !....arhhhh!.....Smiles , I can give freely!

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Pixie , making your day .....makes mine ! 58 I am and old one !......:-']

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. You sure did get me smiling. I can tell you right away Ed, that you are no where even near old. My hubby is three years older than you and he's still just a spring chicken. In fact he acts more like a teenager than someone who's ready for a rocking chair and cane. So you are in good company with the young guys. Reading this in fact I was hearing the strains of Roy Orbison singing Pretty Woman. Loved this and passing it on.

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ImKarn23 4 years ago

you made me smile - dunno bout 'dear'

your appreciation for all things female is a beautiful thing, cowboy - i only wish men could see women through your eyes: aesthetically pleasing - yes - but also intelligent and capable - the perfect combination to keep YOU smiling, me thinks..

up and sharing forward..

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Yet .....why should other men women through my eyes as I do ? Arent I good enough ?.....Leslieee! I'm hurt !

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Ohh roy Orbison < Have you ever listened to his hits ......aaaaaawesome ! Thanks my dear !

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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Smiling from ear to ear! And a true mark of a gentleman is holding the door! I also say "the day they stop looking is the day to lay down and die"!

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Becky , From day one ......Im just a gentlman ! Or somebody will slap me !

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