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Because it Feels Good

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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Something about the smell
of fresh cut grass
reminds me of summer
and running through the yard
with my wet from the wading pool
bare feet covered in grass clippings.
It takes me back to being a kid.
My scrawny body,
impervious to the heat,
playing in dirt
fine as talcum powder
that settles softly
on my upper lip
and around my eyes
damp with sweat.
I play until Dad comes home
then itís time to eat
After supper,
its bath time
and I leave a ring.
Fresh from the tub
and in my PJís
I pester my older brothers,
with their new summertime
short bristly haircuts,
by running my feet
over their heads
just because it feels good.
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P.U Stinkenbaum
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A Not So Stealthy Bomber


1 posted 05-17-2017 10:55 PM       View Profile for P.U Stinkenbaum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for P.U Stinkenbaum

Your well articulated reminisces were very entertaining to read Lori Rhoden and your close is most profound in it's relative innocence:
quote:
"just because it feels good"
To think we actually were able to practice this 'philosophic debauchery' without a license was remarkable! I think I finally had to surrender it when what I was "practicing" was deemed immoral, if not illegal!     

Just out looking for the real me...

Bluesy Socrateaser
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In The Mirror


2 posted 05-18-2017 01:32 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

quote:
playing in dirt
fine as talcum powder
Never thought of it that way as a lad. Must be the effeminate take, which I like very much.

...just bein' Bluesy

Poet In Pink
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MI


3 posted 05-18-2017 02:43 AM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

Pleased to meet you Lori ~ Your poem certainly has me feeling good after reading it. I took a few leaps back into my own childhood and afforded myself the precious memories of your words.  Thank you for sharing that ~ Loved my read.
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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4 posted 05-18-2017 05:10 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

PU,
The 3 boys were awfully patient with their little sister back then. Innocence is what makes a heart light. ~L
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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5 posted 05-18-2017 05:16 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Bluesey, Thanks for the read! The only other thing I could think of that it brought to mind was the dirt of an ant hill and I just couldn't make that work. ~L
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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6 posted 05-18-2017 05:21 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Nice to meet you too, Poet in Pink. I'm happy you found my words uplifting and I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know.
Welcome to the "Blue Buffet". I hope you enjoy it here. ~L
JamesMichael
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7 posted 05-18-2017 07:00 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Delightful...james
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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8 posted 05-18-2017 09:32 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Why, thank you James! I'm delighted you thought so. ~L
2islander2
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9 posted 05-18-2017 10:21 PM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

so sweet, loving memories indeed, life has excellent moments
yann
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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10 posted 05-19-2017 05:58 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Hi Yann!Thanks for the read! ~L
jwesley
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11 posted 05-19-2017 11:36 AM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Memories - aren't they the bomb! They just make one's stage in life all the better because, good or bad, we can see what brought us to this point.  And you wear them well in this piece, my friend...

j.
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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12 posted 05-20-2017 08:02 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Hey Jimmy!
I was a pretty cute little kid until I had to get glasses in the second grade. Best part about being a little kid is that you don't worry about what you look like. ~L
 
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