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The Eclectic Pen - Ode To Mary, or Lines To Be Penned on the Inside Cover of a Paperback Book while at the Howard Johnson’s in Times Square, NYC, 1989.

By: Roger C. (Pascotimes)   + 25 more  
Date Submitted: 9/16/2007
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 88

  She moves around the restaurant floor
In an ancient waitresses’ dance
“Miss, could I have some water, please?”
“Hon, when I get the chance.”

You bang your plate; you wave your arms
You can’t even catch her glance
“Excuse me, but my eggs benedict is cold!”
“Hon, when I get the chance.”

She walks the aisles with determined speed
Nothing will halt her advance
“Couldn’t you stop for a moment, PLEASE?!”
“Hon, when I get the chance.”

The counterman wouldn’t listen to us
The host was in a trance
Mary said, “Hey, how ’bout my tip?”
Sorry, hon, when we get the chance...

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Silvercat - - 9/16/2007 4:23 PM ET
You are a clever writer...I'll tell you more when I get the chance...
Lena S. (SquirrelNutkin) - 9/17/2007 6:10 AM ET
You have a real gift......I look forward to reading your work!:)
Kai R. (GrauFrau) - 9/17/2007 10:00 PM ET
Nice one!
Emily W. - 9/18/2007 7:10 PM ET
Thank you, Roger. All of your poetry gave me a chuckle. Emily
Bridget M. (bridgetm) - 10/9/2007 4:52 AM ET
I hate this. I am her and I hate you.
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