I Should Be Appraised

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Like a trinket

You collect

And keep close

I am a charm

Dangling on your chain

Only there for looks

You’ve forgotten

My worth and value

I’m just an occasional

Shiny distraction

Taking up only moments

Now and then

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – trinket

Don’t Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth

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It was beautiful, a crystal bell.  He gave it to her to add to her collection of bells and hoped it would be a nice surprise when he came back from his business trip.  But he was shocked when she began to inspect the bell very closely.  She began to fire back question after question at him, “What was the name of the store where you got it?  How much did it cost? Was it certified?”

He sighed and turned to her saying, “I don’t know.  Don’t you know you’re not supposed to look a gift horse in the mouth?”


Written for Fandango’s February Expressions (FFE) #15