Sunday, March 27, 2016

Poetry Sunday


In case you were wondering where Mr Philip Schultz stands ...

What I Like and Don't Like 
by Philip Schultz 

I like to say hello and goodbye.
I like to hug but not shake hands.
I prefer to wave or nod. I enjoy
the company of strangers pushed
together in elevators or subways.
I like talking to cab drivers
but not receptionists. I like
not knowing what to say.
I like talking to people I know
but care nothing about. I like
inviting anyone anywhere.
I like hearing my opinions
tumble out of my mouth
like toddlers tied together
while crossing the street,
trusting they won’t be squashed
by fate. I like greeting-card clichés
but not dressing up or down.
I like being appropriate
but not all the time.
I could continue with more examples
but I’d rather give too few
than too many. The thought
of no one listening anymore-
I like that least of all.

How about you, Dear Readers? What do you like and not like? Leave a comment.

Have a good day and enjoy the rest of your weekend. More thoughts tomorrow.

Bilbo

5 comments:

John Hill said...

I like being alone.
I like when it's quiet.
I like the sunshine and the beach.
I like riding my motorcycle.
I like hanging out with my adult kids.
I have a pretty sweet sweet life.
I like that!

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

I like quiet walks on trails.
I like uninvolved sports watching.
I like Gulf Shores with my sweetie.
I like being out in the country at night and seeing stars.
I like barbecue ribs.
I like solving engineering problems.
I like women's butts!
I like foosball.
Life is good. Find what you enjoy and do it!

Sail on, Bilbo!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I like sun and surf for short periods of time...anime....chocolate pudding......friends and family...doggies......LSU......cruising on the sea......driving in the mountains.....my man.......coffee.....New Orleans.....Alaska......internet friends........cranesbill geraniums.

Mike said...

I like Bilbo for President. John #1. Angel #13. And Elvis #7.

allenwoodhaven said...

I like peace and quiet.
I like small moments of beauty.
I like kindness from and towards anyone.
I like children playing and and having fun.
I like making people laugh.
I like music that moves me.