To dance a tango when a waltz is playing
To wear blue jeans to a formal ball
To sing clear and loud what your heart is saying
To smile at strangers come one and all

To wash your car even though it is raining
To giggle some during somber talk
To take a nap a midst serious training
To skip along when the sign says walk

To whistle harmony with a bird singing
To write a thesis all in a rhyme
To listen closely when a bell is ringing
To hear the language of a mime

To speak the truth while all others are lying
To be a red leaf amongst all green
To stand out nicely without really trying
To be distinct is a good sight seen

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I wrote this to go with the image I posted entiled The Art of Distinction and decided to post the words as well. I hope you enjoy both.

Just a guy who loves to write; poetry, lyrics, short stories and random thoughts… it is my passion. Photography is my second passion as I love to capture the world around me… to make time stop and to savor a subject forever.

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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 2 years ago

    Splendid. One more. To eat peanut butter sandwiches with champagne. :o)

  • Especially if the peanut butter is spread on rye bread :)))
    Thanks Bunny… and may we all be a bit distinctive :)

    – Roger Sampson

  • TeriLee
    TeriLeeabout 2 years ago

    Beatifully said. :)xoxo

  • Thanks hon :)

    – Roger Sampson

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleabout 2 years ago

    This will resonate with many – well expressed my friend.

  • I thank you Rosalie, always the best to you.

    – Roger Sampson

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseabout 2 years ago

    So beautifully written, Rog,,I like this very much!!!!

  • Thanks so much Dorothy, you are so very kind.

    – Roger Sampson

  • Jing3011
    Jing3011about 2 years ago

    Good thoughts for the holidays —and beyond.

  • Thanks my friend… and happy New Year :)

    – Roger Sampson

  • Ray4cam
    Ray4camabout 2 years ago

    Very well written. I really like this. Nicely done, Rog!

  • Thanks buddy, always appreciate your comments :)

    – Roger Sampson

  • Donna19
    Donna19about 2 years ago

    Well I enjoyed! Lovely work to ponder my dear friend. I especially liked “To hear the language of a mime”. I am always put on pause when someone expresses the unseen which must be felt to appreciate it. Really lovely work Rog. Read it three times and still find more in it that pleases. Have a safe and happy New Year

  • Thank you so much Donna, I like what you said. Its like a little smile and a tilt of the head can speak volumes to another and make their day… but one must look, see and feel the gesture given. And you my friend have a super New Year, be distinctive, have some chocolate milk with a couple of truffles before you splurge on some 86% pure chocolate :)))))))))))))))))

    – Roger Sampson

  • Vesna *
    Vesna *about 2 years ago

    really beautiful
    makes me feel like giggling:)

  • Vesna, thank you so much… and giggle away :)

    – Roger Sampson

  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 2 years ago

    Please join me in congratulating Erich, our Vibe of the Week.
    Thank you for your support!

    Congratulations! Beautiful poem, Roger. “To be distinct is a good sight seen” Excellent line!
    View your feature and join me in celebrating your co-creator’s work
    Dec 2012

  • Tori you nice person you :) Thank you so much for the feature… it is truly and honestly appreciated.

    – Roger Sampson

  • mordechai
    mordechaiabout 2 years ago

    Well, personally, I enjoy being a weirdo..

  • I totally thank you for the feature. And yes, the 60’s and 70’s were fun… from what I can remember of them :)

    – Roger Sampson

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