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It Takes All Kinds

Updated on January 23, 2011

 On her way to work each morn,

                    mother rode the bus.

And on her walks to the place

                    where her bus stopped,

She met each time a woman

                    walking the other way.

As weeks passed by, my Mother thought,

                  "I see this lady every day,"

"Her presence

                   in my face, and yet

                        I've not acknowledged her,"



                        she think!"

And so, next day,

                 at the time they met,

                          Mother paused, and spoke:

           "Good morning."

Surprised, my mother was

             when instead of like reply,

This stranger stopped--

             stock still in her tracks--

                     looked Mother up and down,

Retorted, shocked, "Good Morning??!!??  Who the hell are you??!!"



© 6-15-88 C.E. Carl

© 6-5-10 C.E. (Carl) Elias



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  • DzyMsLizzy profile image

    Liz Elias 6 years ago from Oakley, CA


    Thank you very much for such a wonderful compliment!

    **shoving head back into proper size***

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    epigramman 6 years ago

    ...oh my goodnes - I MUST FOLLOW YOU RIGHT NOW!!!!!

    ...What an absolutely wonderful writer you are - I could come here as your student and study your writing - it's that good!!!!!

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    Liz Elias 7 years ago from Oakley, CA

    oliversmum, Hi--thanks for stopping by! My mother was a fairly unflappable person, and after her initial startled reaction, she thought this was funny, and felt sorry for such a crotchety person who probably had few friends.

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    oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

    DzyMsLizzy. Hi. Goodness me, how would you react to a reply such as that. I guess you had to be there.

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading your story, it did put a smile on my face,

    Thank you for sharing it with us. :) :)

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    Micky Dee 7 years ago

    Indeed! Very nice! Great laugh with a great economy of words! Kudos!!! Thank you DzyMsLizzy!