The Lord's Grace
About the Lord's Grace


More Whipped Cream

I have a new delightful friend, 
I'm almost in awe of her;
When we first met I was impressed 
By her bizarre behavior.

That day I had a date with friends, 
We met to have some lunch; 
Mae had come along with them, 
All in all ... a pleasant bunch!

When the menus were viewed,
We ordered salads, sandwiches, and soups;
Except for Mae who circumvented, And said, 
"Ice-cream, please. Two scoops."

I was not sure my ears heard right, 
And the others were aghast; 
"Along with heated apple pie," 
Mae smiled, completely unabashed. 

We tried to act quite nonchalant, 
As if people did this all the time; 
But when our orders were brought out, 
I did not enjoy mine.

I could not take my eyes off Mae, 
As her pie ala-mode went down; 
The other ladies showed dismay, 
They ate their lunches, and they frowned. 

The next time I went out to eat,
I called and invited Mae; 
My lunch contained white tuna meat,
She ordered a parfait. 

I smiled when her dish I viewed, 
She asked if she amused me; 
I answered,  "Yes, you do 
AND you also do confuse me." 

"How come you order rich desserts 
When I feel I must be sensible?"
She laughed and said, with wanton mirth, 
"I am tasting all that's possible." 

"I try to eat the food I need, 
And do the things I should; 
But life's so short, my friend, indeed, 
I hate missing out on something good." 

"This year I realized I was old," 
She grinned, "I've not been this old before 
So, before I die, I've got to try, 
Those things for years I have ignored."

"I've not smelled all the flowers yet, 
And too many books I have not read;
There's more fudge sundaes to woof down, 
And kites to be flown overhead."

"There's many malls I have not shopped, 
I've not laughed at all the jokes; 
I've missed a lot of Broadway Hits, 
And potato chips and cokes." 

"I want to wade again in water, 
And feel ocean spray upon my face; 
Sit in a country church once more, 
And thank God for His grace." 

"I want peanut butter every day, 
Spread on my morning toast;
I want un-timed long-distance calls, 
To the folks I love the most." 

"I've not cried at all the movies yet, 
Nor walked in the morning rain; 
I need to feel wind in my hair, 
I want to fall in love again." 

"So, if I choose to have dessert, 
Instead of having dinner; 
If I should die before nightfall,
You'd have to say I died a winner." 

"That I missed out on nothing, 
That I had my heart's desire; 
That I had that final chocolate mousse, 
Before my life expired." 

With that, I called the waitress over, 
"I've changed my mind, it seems;" 
I said, "I want what she is having,
Only add some more whipped-cream!" 

Virginia (Ginny) Ellis
Copyright, 2000
For more poems by Virginia Ellis go to:
A Touch Of God


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