The Lady at the Restaurant

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A poem by Brother Kyle Morgan Stewart

The Lady at the Restaurant

The couple were seniors, but they weren’t “old”.
With the expertise of a Toastmaster, the Southern
woman said her grits were sour and spoiled.
The waitress, promptly took the bowl to the cook,
and I tried not to listen or look at the couple.
The bowl could not be replaced, and the
lady ordered something else instead; French Fries
with gravy. You should have seen the eyes in her head
when the waitress brought the second order out.
This is not what she wanted, with a small pout.
She wanted home fries with gravy, and started
eating the French Fries anyway. Too her surprise,
her meal was tasting good. The humor of the
waitress did not fade, and talked with them well.
The woman finally said she said the wrong word.
I ate my meal, satisfied, and thought she was absurd.

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Maybe Tomorrow

Editor’s Note:  This poem was composed as a lyric, and those readers with more musical talents who would take a challenge and put this verse to music are welcomed.  If interested, contact the author at eliastobias2002@yahoo.com. This could be chance to be another Bernie and Elton team!

Maybe Tomorrow

Say with me,
Play with me,
And if you like me,
You can stay with me
A while longer, a day, today.
Maybe tomorrow.
Say with me,
Play with me,
And if you like me,
You can stay with me
A while longer, a day, today.
Maybe tomorrow.

If, by chance, you were to kiss me,
Then need to leave, would you miss me,
And want to see me again?
Is this, I wonder, part of your plan,
To make a mouse out of this man
With this game you want to play?

Play with me,
Lay with me,
And if you want me,
You can stay with me
A while longer, a day, today.
Maybe tomorrow.
Play with me,
Lay with me,
And if you need me,
You can stay with me
A while longer, a day, today.
Maybe tomorrow.

 

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Ken and Barbie

Ken and Barbie

Literally conceived as adults, Ken, Barbie and friends
Have reached into the minds of thousands of children,
And despite being married million of times, the
Famous couples still have no children.  Yet they
Stay the same, with Barbie as a 50-year-old woman.
It must be the plastic surgery L.A. is famous for.
The first material couple continues to be in
Fashion with complimentary outfits and all the
Things needed for the perfect life.

 

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Bob of All Trades

Bob of All Trades

I’ve had years of doubt from people who questioned my abilities,
But like a flood in drought, I have exceeded their expectations and
In an detoured route, expanded elements of my responsibilities
to the point I could count on a lifetime resume of different capabilities.
This all has been in the past, and had to learn something new
Because what I have learned as a living is null and void, through.
I’m a guy named Bob, finding a reason to put on my work shoes.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

In first grade, we talked about families,
And I wondered why I had no daddy.
I asked my mom at the store one day,
And she didn’t have much to say,
Except that his name was Anonymous.
I didn’t know him, and she said to
Look it up in a dictionary.  I cried
For two days straight after that.
Who would I take me to the school’s
Father-daughter dances, and who
Would walk me down the aisle when
I get married after he would first
Say it’s okay to get married?
My mom says she doesn’t even know,
So I stare at men’s faces looking for
My own reflection in their eyes.

 

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Lines

Lines

As toddlers, we are taught to color with
crayons inside the lines.
Then in kindergarten we move by groups in lines.
In elementary school, we get lunch in line, and
learn to write on the lines.  On the way home
from school, we ride the bikes on the right side
of the center line. When we start to drive,
we don’t pass on a solid yellow line.
Cars are parked between the lines, and parents work to
keep their kids in line.  We parents talk politics, they
are told not to move from the party line.
We wait for entrance to stadiums in line.  Some people
get in line for their share of food once a month, or
to  get a job. Dallas Cowboys like to cross the line at
the end zone with a football and we call on
telephone lines. For some reason I colored outside
the lines when I was young, and I don’t care if the poem
doesn’t rhyme.

 

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My Left Foot

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My Left Foot

I can talk and walk and look like everyone
else,  but my left foot is fake, covered
with socks shoes and long pants. I’ve got
used this over the last 20 years. But
there were times when I had some fears.
During the war, my company advanced on a
grassy slanted slope against mortars and
machine gun nests hidden in the brush.
A friend and soldier next to me fell, instantly
lifeless,  with a pinned grenade in his
right hand. I crouched down, grabbed and
unpinned the grenade and through it at the
machine gun.The weapon had killed two of
the enemy,and for a split second the bullets
stopped.
I got up, aimed my rifle and started shooting,
but I fell down again. Another machine gun
had cut through my uniform and boots and
severed my left foot as quickly as a butcher
with a sharp cleaver.  I got a new foot, along
with a Silver Star, Purple Heart, and a unit
citation for our bravery that day.  I wonder
why I am alive today,   I said I would defend
this country with my life, and instead  just
gave up my left foot.

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Jazz Music

Jazz Music

When you really listen to craft jazz music
Listen for the notes you would expect,
But are off a few beats as you tap your feet.
When you really listen to craft jazz music
Listen for the notes you wouldn’t expect,
Like little gems in disguise that are a surprise.

 

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All of Me

All of Me

If you really want to be with me,
Then look at all of me, not just
Any part you happen to see.
Then I’ll fall in love with you.

I will show you in my time,
The talents I have in mind,
And a heart that is kind.
Then I’ll fall in love with you.

You seem to like the cover
In a search for a lover, but I’m
a book that reads like no other.
Then I’ll fall in love with you.

 

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Butterweeds in Bloom

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Butterweeds, also called Yellow Rockets, are wildflowers growing near a subdivision retaining pond along Southport Road in Indianapolis, IN.Several consecutive days of rain have promoted the growth of wildflowers this spring.  I have photographed these wildflowers before, but not at this place. (Photos by Mike Hall)

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