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Opposites Attract
Author: Ben Laney

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You were reared in the city
I was raised up Crawdad Creek
your taste leans toward classics
I'm a Rock and Roll freak
Your things are organized
I don't know what I own
You always plan ahead
while my head's always gone

I guess it's true
that opposites attract
Look at me and you
side by side like front and back
I don't have a clue
you've got all the facts
I guess it's true
that opposites attract

You like fruit and veggies
give me a side of beef
You're into silk and lace
I'm happy in my scruffy jeans
You drink cappucino
I guzzle down the beer
You love art museums
Oh, get me out of here!

I guess it's true
that opposites attract
Look at me and you
side by side like front and back
I don't have a clue
you've got all the facts
I guess it's true
that opposites attract

------- Author's Notes -------

This is one I wrote in the early ninties. It is based on a true story, I didn't make this up! Hope you enjoy this one, folks! Peas & Hominey, Ben

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Comments on this poem/writing:

barb (206.191.91.119) -- Tuesday, July 27 2004, 11:44 pm

loved it

your words flow together. It was an easy read.And you're right. We like the opposite of what we are.
Terrie* (65.148.209.71) -- Wednesday, July 28 2004, 01:15 am

Ben, my everso amazing friend...

this is absolutely.. and truely outstanding.. you out do yourself.. you never run out of good "stuff" i'm gonna stick by your side...you got me where i wanna be..hugs/love
Ben Laney (65.150.170.221) -- Wednesday, July 28 2004, 01:30 am

Barb, thank you for your flowing...

Barb, thank you for your "flowing" positive comment on Opposites Attract. I for one am an appreciater of the differences which were given us by our creator... if no two snowflakes are exactly the same, why should we be? I am glad you loved it and let me know! Best Regards To You, Ben
Tarna (4.227.50.61) -- Wednesday, July 28 2004, 01:52 am

Opposites absolutely do

my opposite and I have been together over 13 years now we compliment each other perfectly. I remind him to have fun he reminds me to keep my mind of business :) great poem
Terrie*, your everso amazing.... (65.148.209.116) -- Wednesday, July 28 2004, 03:49 am

Terrie*, your everso amazing....

Terrie*, your everso amazing comment is appreciated very much. You always say such positive and encouraging things about my writings, and I know it is because you are BIASED! Haa! Haaa! I am glad you are, though. Thank you soooo much, my friend! Warm Regards to you, Ben
Ben Laney (65.148.209.116) -- Wednesday, July 28 2004, 03:55 am

Tarna, absolutely do appreciate your...

Tarna, absolutely do appreciate your kind comment here, and I thank you sooo much. Also, I commend you on over thirteen years of sticking with your "Opposite". Good job, girlfriend! Happy almost 14th anniversary! Warm Regards, Ben
Terrie* (65.135.86.112) -- Wednesday, July 28 2004, 05:31 am

Ben my darlin'....BIased..hmm.. who ...me?...

Biased? who me? no way...uh uh..you know me i call them as i see them..capturing my heart has not a thing to do with it nither...i just have a favor to ask..haha..great stuff love..
Meridian (152.163.253.8) -- Wednesday, July 28 2004, 06:51 am

How true that is!!

Opposites do attract! There's someone out here for everyone... This reminds me of Science class.... Like an electron and a proton, opposites attract... That's real lovin'... Good work Ben! Strike that. Reverse it. Outstanding work Ben! Take care! Smiles, Meri
Ben Laney (65.148.214.148) -- Wednesday, July 28 2004, 09:22 am

Meridian, scientifically speaking, I'd have to...

Meridian, scientifically speaking, I'd have to say, without any reservations which could be measured mathematically, I unequivocally deem your comment to be most welcome, And I do mean that emphatically!! Haa! Haa! I find your equating the attraction of an electron's attraction to a proton as analogous to "the male-female" quite fun, too. Most of all, however, I like how you were thinking out loud in the way you finished your comment with a creative twist. Thank you soooo much, I really do appreciate your taking time to let me know you like this one! Best Regards & Smiles to you, too! Ben
daniella (212.219.92.189) -- Wednesday, September 20 2006, 10:35 am

give me

could i prossible ues your poem. i need it for a play on doing on opposities
briezie (216.78.37.215) -- Tuesday, November 7 2006, 10:10 pm

can i use your poem

can i use your poem for class grade??
 
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