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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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since 10-10-2009
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The sun is shining bright
and the air is crisp
on this last of the
few days left of the year.
I look out the window
seeking some glimpse
of optimism in this
beautiful winter day.
But the light through the glass
canít quite penetrate the doldrums
that have settle in like dust
and consumed the room with unrest.
It is the day before my birthday.
After tomorrow I will have
one short year before I hit sixty
and become officially old.
Iíve not been good to my body
so I feel every year.
As far as I can rememberÖ
my mind is still quite young-
For pityís sake!
Iím still trying to grow up
and not be such a baby
about some things.
Ah, wellÖ
I worry about what the future holds
in the new year nearly upon us.
I have a bad feeling that
things will not go well for the have-nots
who will just drop deeper into despair.
The have-moreís and their couldnít care lessís
will have a banner year.
We will have a war somewhere
to fund a wealthy cog
in a messed up military mission.
Our planet will choke to death
on newly released carbon emissions.
I will wallow deeper into my pessimism.
But for today
Iíll carry on undaunted.
Iíll put on some makeup
and my new perfume.
Iíll get my hair done
and spiff up the house
for my birthday
and company coming New Yearís.
LGR©12/29/16
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JerryPat2
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South Louisiana


1 posted 12-29-2016 01:13 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Happy Birthday, Lori. (I remembered)

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

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


2 posted 12-29-2016 02:41 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

no big celebration this year, but I told Dennis I expected him to get me a card. He has 1 more chemo and 9 more radiations and he is done! Thank goodness! he is a shadow of his former self and couldn't be more miserable. They say it will take a couple of months to recover and to start getting his taste buds back and for him to gain enough weight eating on his own before they can take the feeding tube out. This has been a long nasty road but the nightmare is nearly over! Unfortunately it will take a couple of months after all the treatments before they can do a scan to see if they got it all. I hope they did- I doubt I could talk him into going through this again. ~L
JerryPat2
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Happy Birthday, sha!

So sorry to hear about how bad Dennis is taking all the crap he is having to deal with.

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

[This message has been edited by JerryPat2 (12-30-2016 07:26 AM).]

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Fair to middlin'


4 posted 12-30-2016 07:32 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Hey Thanks Jerry! Lucky for me I don't feel any older! My daughter says my new haircut makes me look younger. I don't know about that, but it is so sweet when she sucks up. lol! ~L
 
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