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Crossing the Road in Hanoi

Crossing the Road in Hanoi

What am I doing here
and where do I start?
Can this be for real?
My poor little heart!
Traffic is like an army
charging to my left.
Relying on all senses,
out on the road I step.
Why is there a crosswalk? -
clearly they don’t care less.
I wish they’d all quit honking!
I’m trying my very best!
Please don’t run me down,
I need to cross this road!
I don’t want to end up like a little squashed toad.
Horns sounding everywhere -
I can’t even think.
Should not have attempted this
until I had a drink.
Scooters, bikes and buses
are not slowing down.
I’m stuck in the middle
as they move all around
Stepping slowly forward -
have got to make it there!
Keeping my wits about me -
I say a little prayer.
Finally I’m relieved to
make it to the other side.
I feel the need to celebrate
the fact that I’m alive!

 

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Angel

Good sense of humor angel

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A Lonely Journey

Jules, 
You are awesome! That was so great, and funny, and cute! 
Loved it!! 
(I'm glad you stopped by my page). 

Matthew. 

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Julie King

Thank you Matthew, have to have a little laugh and giggle... life gets too complicated otherwise :) 

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A Lonely Journey

Very true, Julie. I write some comedy attempts sometimes...and no one laughs...and people throw things at me...but at least I laugh...by myself...and then some guys show up and throw me in a rubber room, but it's all good...in a bad sort of way. ; ) 

M. 

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Julie King

To be able laugh at yourself is a wonderful attitude to have Matthew... don't be too concerned if others don't see the funny side of things as you do... that's their problem. You just be who you are and stay true to yourself.
I do and say silly things often and my little granddaughter once said to me "do you ever get embarrassed Nanny?" I answered "never, I'm too old to worry about what others think" :) 

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