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Seizing the Day

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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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since 10-10-2009
Posts 7945
Fair to middlin'


0 posted 06-16-2017 07:10 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

It is quiet.
All is still except for
the white noise
emanating from the refrigerator,
the gentle snore of the dog
and the occasional creak and gasp
from the coffee maker.
As gray slowly lightens the sky,
birds start to twitter awake.
A vehicle rumbles by.
I settle back in my chair
with my favorite mug
of coffee with milk and sweetener,
and take stock of my situation.
First and foremost,
I am completely awake.
That is not always a given.
Some mornings,
I fix my coffee,
sit down and fall asleep.
Those tend not to be
very good days .
The sleepy hangs on forever,
strangling my motivation.
But today Iím ready and willing
to get dressed and take the dog
and go for a walk.
I donít walk that far (yet)
but it makes me feel better
all the rest of the day.
So I am grateful
for this cloudy morning
that I have awoken to
with my head on straight.
I have anticipation
instead of dread.
Iím calm and not
knotted with anxiety.
No matter what
the rest of the day may bring,
I have my morning.
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JerryPat2
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since 02-06-2011
Posts 16030
South Louisiana


1 posted 06-16-2017 08:22 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Very nice to hear this oh so positive write this morning, and especially happy that you and your dog walk these days. Yes! It makes you feel good.

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

Lori Grosser Rhoden
Member Rara Avis
since 10-10-2009
Posts 7945
Fair to middlin'


2 posted 06-16-2017 08:39 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

So far so good this morning! Gonna be a hot one here today...Maybe while I'm stuck in the house I'll actually get something done.
Keep your fingers crossed. ~L
Poet In Pink
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since 05-18-2017
Posts 286
MI


3 posted 06-16-2017 05:17 PM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

TGIF Lori Lou Sounds like a heavenly morning to me ~ Your words definitely took me there with you my friend ~ Most enjoyed! Alana
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Fair to middlin'


4 posted 06-16-2017 06:21 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Pinkypill,
Hey thanks girlie! The rest of the day has turned out to be a bit nappy and unproductive, but rumor has it, me and the old man are going to the grocery store this evening after it cools down a little. ~L
BluesSerenade
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since 10-23-2001
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By the Seaside


5 posted 07-12-2017 04:10 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

The simplicity is what makes this poem such a beauty.  You make writing poetry look easy.

Top of the morning, Lori.
  
Lori Grosser Rhoden
Member Rara Avis
since 10-10-2009
Posts 7945
Fair to middlin'


6 posted 07-13-2017 07:15 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Hey Blues!
Well,you know what I have found is that the more you write, the easier it gets. And once in a great while a poem will kinda write itself and just fall out of your head in one clean sweep. Also, if you'll notice, I'm not big on hard stuff like sonnets and the like. I keep it pretty simple (easy). Thank you for being so supportive of my work! ~L
 
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