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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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since 10-10-2009
Posts 7480
Fair to middlin'


0 posted 12-11-2016 10:42 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

I have found
a hard won truth
in these oh so many years
of self-torturing sitting
in a house of dusty clutter.
I have found
it is perfectly fine to feel good,
content and satisfied for the moment
amidst things undone and yet to do.
Beds need made, including the dogís.
Laundry needs finished,
so do the dishesÖ
But the house is so still,
all but for the soft sounds of sleep
on a cold afternoon.
I canít help but think
to steal a wink
or write a line or two
as I steep in ambiance
comfy as an old pair of shoes.
As much as I may dream of
rooms that look like
pictures in magazines,
truth be told
I cannot commit to the discipline
that perfection demands.
My apple didnít fall close enough
to my motherís tree.
So I relish those moments when
clutter becomes my castle walls
and I am fulfilled within my realm.
My loyal subjects are safe and warm
and deep in dreams of their own.
I know in my heart
there is no place like home.
LGR©12/11/16
© Copyright 2016 Lori Grosser Rhoden - All Rights Reserved
JerryPat2
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since 02-06-2011
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South Louisiana


1 posted 12-11-2016 11:00 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Eh . . . It is an amazing, wonderful feeling when you are feeling sated and grand without worrying about those dusty old cobwebs, etc. Just chill out!

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

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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since 10-10-2009
Posts 7480
Fair to middlin'


2 posted 12-11-2016 11:31 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Yes it is! It is good to know not only are you content but so is everyone else. ~L
Rex Allen McCoy
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since 01-30-2000
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Sippin a Timmy's in London


3 posted 12-11-2016 09:03 PM       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

Who am I to judge... I sit here in my room, day after day, reading, writing and watching TV. I drink coffee, soda and eat snacks sitting at my computer... I even have a laundry chute for extra convenience. Today my wife yelled up at me "WOULD YOU PLEASE STOP THROWING SOCKS AND THINGS DOWN THE STAIRS"
2islander2
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since 03-12-2008
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by the sea


4 posted 12-11-2016 10:03 PM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

hi lori, this is a good an d useful lesson, i feel the same, we have to be happy as often as we can, and home is a good place for that

have a good day

yann
JamesMichael
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Kapolei, Hawaii, USA


5 posted 12-13-2016 11:49 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

I love peace and quiet...james
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Fair to middlin'


6 posted 12-16-2016 05:09 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Hey Yann! Thanks for the read! Home sweet home! ~L
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Fair to middlin'


7 posted 12-16-2016 05:17 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Me too James! First chance I get, the first thing I do is turn off the darn TV. Thanks for commenting. ~L
 
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