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Date Added: February 24, 2007 12:02:52 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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My Finest Fifty

My Finest Fifty

At first

I thought fifty words were way too long a list

to describe oneís finest attributes,

but, being quick and eager to face the challenge,

I started by alphabetizing a list

of my best qualities.

Too modest to just put together a grocery list of boastful traits,

I wanted to emulate my favorite poet, Walt Whitman.

I wished for it to be creative and add an artistic flair

to the list to show how witty my free spirit could be

in free verse.

As a perfectionist,

I had to look up the word attribute.

It is an essential quality or characteristic of a person

that shows their manner of thinking, behaving,

or reacting.

My poetic and joyful nature

wanted it to be friendly and generous

while keeping it real, honest and unique.

Impulsive, a good trait, when you mix in gentleness

tempered by being patient and thoughtful

actions can move mountains.

My childlike wonder at nature is endearing, but is offset

by being childish and selfish when it comes

to getting what I want.

Born under the sign of Virgo,

Iím supposed to be virtuous and spiritual,

which I am,

and also lovable and sensual

with plenty of romantic ideas

about the effects of chocolate

on the chocoholic in me.

Itís a good thing that I am athletic and active enough

to work the calories off by being musically

and rhythmically inclined to dance away the hours.

Open to new ideas and new people

created my outgoing cooperative personality

with a small measure of maturity thrown in

balanced with youthful enthusiasm.

Trusting soul, that I am, I believe in a higher power.

Religious, in my own way, with a serene disposition,

but humble and confident in my marriage.

My husband loves me for my kind-heartedness

and humorous way and he thinks

I am smart.

By staying healthy and nurturing

him to be the same, my loyalty is given.

I am literally a natural woman

who keeps young by being curious about everything.

What else can I say?

I canít help but be a dreamer.

Author's Notes:
Fifty words are a lot.  My finest fifty in italics.
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Comment By: FreeHarold Ham McLelland on April 14, 2007 01:01:06 PM Report
Awesome write and YES those are very good attributes...
Comment By: FreeLast Temple Knight on February 25, 2007 04:03:22 PM Report
No rain from my direction, you did great! :o)
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on February 24, 2007 09:51:35 PM Report
Great job of fitting all those words in so nicely. I even understood most of them. BTW.. Your son, The Lost Temper Knight is a pretty cool dude...len
Comment By: TrialAnn on February 24, 2007 02:48:44 PM Report
Nice job putting those fifty words together! Ann


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