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JerryPat2
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as day turns into
dark
will we think back o’er
what happened since
we first awakened
this morning
how do we feel
about how we got through
our daylight hours
are we pleased
with our conduct
and our one-on-one
with those we met
and had dealings and conversations
with . . .
as night closes around us
did we speak kindly to old folks
slowly making their way down the street
did we remember to
drop coins
maybe even some folding money
in the Salvation Army’s bucket
in front of WalMart
as we think back
did we smile more than frown
do we find times when we could
have done better
spoke more kindly to those we met
eh . . . we can’t be perfect
but we can promise ourselves
faithfully
that tomorrow
can, and will be a better
day than today
that is if tomorrow comes

©December 9, 2016 / Jerry Pat Bolton

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

© Copyright 2016 Jerry Pat Bolton - All Rights Reserved
Ari Squire
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1 posted 12-09-2016 09:00 PM       View Profile for Ari Squire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ari Squire

Your seasoned wisdom is spot-on Jerry. It's a wake-up call for everyone. This work of yours should get far more attention than these tired blue pages.

Splendid poetry.

Loving Linny Jean is poetry.

JerryPat2
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2 posted 12-09-2016 09:32 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Thank you, Ari. Your words are a balm to my tired old soul. Thank you again . . .

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Rex Allen McCoy
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Sippin a Timmy's in London


3 posted 12-10-2016 12:44 AM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

Great way to end a day Jerry... tomorrow can be better if we let it
JerryPat2
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4 posted 12-10-2016 09:26 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Thanks Rex, tomorrow will be a better day if we think of others. Appreciate your thoughts.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Marchmadness
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5 posted 01-11-2017 08:42 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Good one, Jerry.
JerryPat2
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6 posted 01-11-2017 08:44 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Thank you, Ida.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

JamesMichael
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7 posted 01-11-2017 08:54 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

wonderful thoughts...james
JerryPat2
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8 posted 01-11-2017 08:56 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Thank you, James.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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9 posted 01-12-2017 07:41 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Ah what a kinder, gentler world it would be... ~L
JerryPat2
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10 posted 01-12-2017 07:44 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Yes, Lori, it surely would. Good to see you here today.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

jwesley
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Texas . . .


11 posted 01-27-2017 12:15 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

I always look forward to tomorrow, and to it being a kinder, wonderful day - I always thank God each morning for letting me awake, see and participate in each new day, whatever its vagaries.

Good piece, my friend

j.
JerryPat2
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12 posted 01-27-2017 12:46 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Ah, many thanks go out to you, my friend. Although I am not a religious individual I love the peaceful days and acceptance of them thoroughly.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

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