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A Day in the Life

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


0 posted 03-28-2017 08:46 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

Gray overcasts the day
as well as my mood.
Stuck at my desk
with little to do
but sit and founder
on the spirit sucking gloom.
The day stretches out
in front of me
in an endless line of minutes.
Iím longing for home
and the respite of sleep
that awaits me there.
Daydreaming with half shut eyes
about the bliss of nothingness
when something to do
breaks the monotony.
Like the walking dead,
I make my way to the copier,
do my business
then Iím done.
Five minutes dead and gone.
Back to the murderous boredom
killing my mind.
Seeking stimulation in a stick of gum
and a sweet dab of hand lotion
to stir my senses
with pleasantries,
I wait in a lighter
shade of gray.
The clock has drug its hands
though a lackluster lunch
to the eternity of the afternoon.
Like gangrene to a wound,
apathy sets in
slowly taking over.
So things to do
with no deadline
sit undone
until the last minute.
A glimmer of anticipation
flits across deadpan eyes
glued to the clock
ticking towards
the end in sight.
My day has succumbed
to a handful of minutes
being counted off by the time clock.
I am prompted by patience
to wait for the last minute
to clock out.
And as if by magic
the clouds part
and the sun begins to shine.
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P.U Stinkenbaum
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since 03-09-2017
Posts 79
Watersking with 'Tidy-Bowl Man


1 posted 03-28-2017 02:00 PM       View Profile for P.U Stinkenbaum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for P.U Stinkenbaum

An attractively tall poem Lori Rhoden that seems to be summed up in this relatively tiny, yet powerful slice:
quote:
"the spirit sucking gloom"
Gray days always seem so heavy and confining don't they? (...even when the sun's out).

Take the rest of the day off and don't go home.



Pass the Glade if you're going to do that here...
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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since 10-10-2009
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Fair to middlin'


2 posted 03-28-2017 02:33 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

PU
I have to go home, otherwise the car automatically takes me to the grocery store or Walmart and I'm just not in the mood. And if I were to break out of character and do something spontaneous, like get a massage, my whole world would  implode from the shock.
I appreciate the thought. ~L
2islander2
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since 03-12-2008
Posts 6090
by the sea


3 posted 03-28-2017 05:13 PM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

Hi lori, the mood will be better for sure, going for a walk or to Theater I don't like to be confined either, mind goes silly and gloomy too, like in your poem, nice to share it


yann
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Fair to middlin'


4 posted 03-29-2017 07:56 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Thanks for reading Yann, glad you can relate.
~L
Marchmadness
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since 09-16-2007
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So. El Monte, California


5 posted 04-02-2017 09:31 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Glad I'm retired. As we get older time just sits on us until we wrestle our way free for those brief moments.
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Fair to middlin'


6 posted 04-03-2017 06:16 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

I keep hoping I'm just a late bloomer and that if I ever get a chance to retire is when I'll really bloom and come into my own.
~L
 
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