Quiet Poetry Lounge : 16 Cents

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  1. cherryblossom

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    Yesterday, I went shopping at the local Lover's Market
    Incognito: I covered myself to shield my true identity
    Desperately seeking sustenance for my heart, privately and secretly

    I strolled and rolled up and down several aisles
    Seeing all the happy coupled pairs
    While I lowered my head and eyes
    Avoiding their pitied stares

    Then, I proceeded on to the Deli
    With deep sighs, I yearned for the delicious wares showcased through the glass
    The smiling attendant was poised to assist me as my gaze ran a lusty pass
    Upon each delicacy
    My budget was small. So, I couldn't afford much
    But my fingertips feasted as I reached out to merely touch
    The clear barrier which seperated me from all that I longed for
    Perhaps another day, I could return to purchase bountiful more
    But, at that time, I could only count my pitiful change
    And 16 Cents was my spree's limit and buying range

    So, I asked for:
    A penny's worth of "Sincere Thoughts"
    A nickel's worth of "Tender Kisses"
    And a dime's worth of "Available Love"

    The employee remained silent
    Visibly shocked at my acceptance of the bits, pieces and shavings
    But, I held my head high, resolutely refusing to be ashamed of my tiny savings

    Now yes, all my wrapped packages were small and meager
    But my heart still thumped and pounded, excited and eager
    To rush all my precious parcels home
    Maybe on a later visit, I could come back and leisurely roam
    Other areas of the store
    But for then, my shopping was completed, my funds depleted
    And so, I swiftly headed for the check-out lane
    I had dedicated all I had to give; but, prayerfully, I had much to gain....



    ("A Penny for your thoughts. A Nickel for a kiss. A Dime if you tell me that you love..." by Tavares.)
     
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    ahhhhh! yes but i know of a true love a real love
    that cost you nothing .....this was well felt and sixteen cents to perfection makes me
    wanna shop where you went for a love ...wow
     
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    Thanks, Rich!

    But doesn't love always cost something? :?:
     
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    True love / pure love /real love not a cent, but yes love cost only time
     
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