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JerryPat2
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0 posted 03-01-2017 10:53 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2


being alone has it finer points
nobody telling you want to do
take out the garbage if you want to
or let it wait
go a week and not shave
wear the same clothes for days
buy what you want at the store
devour ice cream by the half gallon
these and many more
pluses' are the rewards of living alone

oh . . .

did I mention
leaving the toilet seat up
without sarcastic remarks
uh huh
that too
ogling the pretty ladies
without comments from the peanut gallery
yes indeed
Iíve got it made
living life without
fussing, cussing and walking on egg shells
certain times of the month
its great I'm here to say

still . . .

there are times when
the soft humming of an off-key tune
would be pleasant to the ears
I'll admit
the presence of healthy
pretty flowers would not be so bad
never mind a scrumptious home-cooked meal

sigh . . .

even paradise has its drawbacks
that garden
you know
the one in Eden
it had drawback too
slimy snake and a poisoned damn apple

so . . .

paradise maybe ain't all its cracked up to be
you know
when you get right down to it
I ache
for fingers scratching my back
a sudden smile
followed by I love you
makes a guy feel special

ah . . .

maybe perchance that's it then
maybe that is what I miss
here in paradise
the feeling I used to get
when she said those love indued words
and made me feel special

©February 11, 2017 / Jerry Pat Bolton

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

© Copyright 2017 Jerry Pat Bolton - All Rights Reserved
JamesMichael
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Kapolei, Hawaii, USA


1 posted 03-01-2017 11:31 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Nice writing...made me think of that old saying..."WOMEN,  you can't live with them and you can't live without them."...james
JerryPat2
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2 posted 03-01-2017 11:34 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Yep! You're right, James.

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

jjote
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3 posted 03-02-2017 07:56 AM       View Profile for jjote   Email jjote   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jjote

Everything has its pluses and minuses - but I see you looking at yourself and still likiing what you see and feel, paradise or not. And I like that you want to have your way without walking on eggshells (been there done that-hated it). One lives in the paradise that one creates.

Carry on Jerry.
JerryPat2
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4 posted 03-02-2017 09:34 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

You are very astute, jjote. Truism to the nth, "One lives in the paradise that one creates." Thank you.

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

JL
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5 posted 03-16-2017 06:17 PM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JL

"never mind a scrumptious home-cooked meal"

Another great write, JP.
I think you covered just about the whole enchilada, my friend.

Enjoyed.

JL

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Maranatha!

JerryPat2
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6 posted 03-16-2017 06:24 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

JL, you're covering all bases today as far as I'm concerned, and I thank you greatly for your dogged persistence.

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

P.U Stinkenbaum
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7 posted 03-17-2017 03:31 AM       View Profile for P.U Stinkenbaum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for P.U Stinkenbaum

Had you wrote this bottoms up, it would have come across more as a tragedy then the gentle {and sensitive} ponderings of sweet dreams and easy reminisces. Some say "you should never look back". I feel they're wrong. There's a difference between 'looking back' and living there. You gave us all a 'good look back' JerryPat2 and I thank you for that.  

  


Pass the Glade if you're going to do that here...please!
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