Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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[image from google dot com]

CHEUPS
her cellphone is ringing
teen missy wearing school uniform
not unusual, she is sitting
in a taxi, in this age of inform

she answers ...yeah but
to a sharp unheard barrage
...yeah but
to more of the umbrage
...yeah but

she sucks her teeth - cheups
click!!!
now she is pouting, no one snoops

unknown characters
awaiting dreamer's name games ...
cloud-clump morning sky

CHEUPS © gillena cox 2016


Glossary
Here in the T&T when we say cheups - we are referring, to or making, a sucking noise made with the tongue pressed against the teeth used to express annoyance, frustration, or contempt.

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18 comments:

  1. cheups! I learned a new word, Gillena.

    we can be these unknown characters.. until we played our roles as expected.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Totomai

      Much love...

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  2. Is that clicking the tongue on the roof of the mouth? That used to be a sound of disapproval in England many, many years ago!

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    1. It's something you definitely must hear yourself. It's really difficult to explain fully.
      Happy you dropped in Robin

      Much love...

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  3. MY...!! That was fast....end of conversation, I mean! These unwanted Robocalls can be truly annoying... cheups! :)))

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  4. Thanks for dropping in Panchali

    much love...

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  5. A perfect picture. I've seen this. No wonder the young'uns prefer texting! And thanks for spelling out that sound. Where is there to go but dreams when reality is yelling!

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  6. Thanks for a nice prompt and coming over to read my response Susan

    much love...

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  7. Ha , this is often the type of parent-child conversation where cheups are the only possible response. I can SEE Her!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Sherry

      much love...

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  8. Cheups! Oh I can totally visualize that little girl! Delightful read, Gillena ❤️

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    1. Happy you dropped in Sanaa

      much love...

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  9. I learn something new everyday...Cheups this I have never heard, but you have my curiosity up Gellena!

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    1. Glad you dropped in Carrie

      much love...

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  10. It definitely is a new world...with cell phone communications so easy. CHEUPS -- enjoyed this explanation!

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Mary

      much love...

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  11. A very visual poem I loved the last lines Beautifully done
    and yes I learned a new word too

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  12. Happy you dropped by Marja

    Much love...

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