DIGNIFIED

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DIGNIFIED

I saw him again this morning
Coming out from his home with it’s shiny black door
A little shopping bag in his hand.

He looks stately this man, dressed with care,
Tall and proud he carries his years.
At times his wife will come, she looks frail
but so very loved.

Together they give warmth to the neighbourhood
make people behave more dignified.
On returning with his bag full, he is often stopped,
so many want to say hello and how are you and more.

Have wondered if I should cross the expanse
walk the road and say hi to the man and his wife.

Do you think they would like to come for tea
with scones and clotted cream.

© miriam ivarson

Flower basket

 

58 thoughts on “DIGNIFIED

  1. Thank you for your lovely comment. I can’t but love people like these. They
    give by just being.
    The flowers I must admit are from yesterday’s shopping spree. I put them on, just because. 😊🌻.

    Miriam

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    • And what a delightful comment, Jaqui. I really appreciate you finding the
      characterisation good. You know how it is, we study and are taken with
      many charachters but how to convey them fully can be tricky.😊.
      Thank you.

      Miriam

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  2. Yes, I am familiar with the saying and found it true. Mostly in a positive way although cultures vary so you can get surprised. 😊.
    However, I will do this now when spring is here and people are more outside.
    Gives you natural opportunities.
    Thank your u Bela

    Miriam

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    • Thank you, Roland, for your very appreciative comment. It means a lot.
      Another neighbour came over yesterday with a beautiful plant pot
      arrangement for my newly constructed garden. I don’t know them but
      a small gift breaks silences. 😊.

      Miriam

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    • Thank you, Balroop, for your kind comment. To me there was a big reason though, positive spirit, kindness in dealings with others. Yes, that attracts me.
      I will find a way to talk as we finally are getting sun and warmer whether which means I can do a little gardening in the front.

      Gardening in England always makes people talk.

      Miriam

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  3. As they spread their warmth and love to you and your neighbours through their caring and dignified presence, so you let us share the magic moment through your poem here. The everyday humanity and love a precious gem in our lives! As for inviting them over … what are you waiting for?! 😀 Scones and clotted cream, you say … my favourite! At this rate you’ll have the whole of your WP friends over as well! Xx 😀🌺

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  4. Annika, thank you so much for your beautiful comment. It resonates within me as I again consider the import of what aura we give out.
    I love this phrase of yours: ” . The everyday humanity and love a precious gem in our lives! ” .
    Oh, I better start baking ….. but the sun is out. Do you think I can use the bakery😊💝.

    Miriam

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    • I am glad you can see these possibilities, JoAnna. Thank you.
      There is a strong thread of an enduring love story, there is the dignity life bestows on us if we but accept it ……

      I love observing life around me, always have.

      Miriam

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  5. You remind me Miriam, on how a person’s life is not just this moment in time. This gentleman and his wife have already lived a full life and carry a history with them. I would love to hear their stories. Possibly with a cup of tea and scones. Beautiful poem!

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    • Erica, thank you for such a beautiful comment. I felt also that they carried a
      rich history with them and that they also had a strong love through those years. I hope for the chance to sit down and talk some time soon.

      Miriam

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  6. Our neighbor two doors down on the left used to come out and talk to us every day. They had Christmas party every year. Unfortunately they passed away two years apart. New neighbors moved in and just kept everything to themselves. We need more friendly neighbors.

    Go ahead and invite them over for tea and scones, Miriam. You may be surprised. A beautiful post.

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    • Ahh …, Miriam, your neighbours sound so warm and giving so it must have been hard to loose them.
      We nee more friendly neighbours and I thought I go ahead and be one myself. You know the saying about the waterdrop and the circles.
      Thank you😘.

      miriam

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  7. 😊 Hmm …, one can wonder. I am sure he is going to the grocery store but
    still, our shopping does tell a lot about our lifestyles. Could be intriguing.
    Thank you for this interesting comment.

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    • I do love the name you give to people with charisma.
      ” Love Beacons” . That is so apt and I will use it in the future.
      Glad you meet them around too. They seem to be there in all ages.
      Thank you for great comment.

      Miriam

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