Side-glancing in an Argentinian Cafe

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Side-glancing in an Argentinian Cafe


I like just watching people

Interact, talking, smile

Creates a pleasant feeling

Inside me for a while


The Argentinian cafe man

Animates with sparkling eyes

Catches me side-glancing

Smiles back (to my surprise)


Argentinian music

Bounces round the room

(Gosh this cappuccino's nice)

Watching smiles grow, bloom


I think we're far too serious

We won't relax our guard

Too scared of being embarrassed

Relaxing's just too hard


Or has political correctness taken over?......

Or fear of what others might think?.....


Don Matthews August 2019





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Don Matthews

Tue 10th Dec 2019 20:59


When you're young there's more at stake. You have a job and family to protect. When you retire no job needing protection. Also the older you get the less you worry about what others think. I think damnit how many more years have I got left here? I'm gonna do what I want.

Take me or leave me......


Gosh Eff bit forthright innit?

We're Brits Bert we gotta wiffhold stiff upper lip 'an all that.....

Too rite Eff.....burp

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Jeff Dawson

Tue 10th Dec 2019 19:21

Hi Don, enjoyable read and observations, thanks for your comment on Give me a country that cares, I think you've a good point, the way things are, the job of an MP seems to be getting worse 😞 Jeff

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Paul Sayer

Tue 10th Dec 2019 18:27

Better side-glancing than side swiping
like some folk do

Has pc taken over?
I think so, how about you.

This poem has me thinking, us Brits with our stiff upper lip
need to loosen up a bit.

Take me, I don't really give a shuuuush can't say that. Hoot!

Can't give a hoot. toot! toot!


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Tue 10th Dec 2019 09:22

Brings back some happy memories of my times out there - enjoyed. P. 😏

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