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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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since 10-10-2009
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0 posted 06-25-2017 07:00 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

Four-thirty in the morning
and the cursor is tapping its foot
waiting for me to begin.
Rifling through my thoughts,
I find it is slim pickinís.
Oh, I still have the memory
of the wasp stinging
the side of my face,
clear as the welt on my temple.
I havenít forgotten my
very berry cream cheese crepe
from IHOP I had for supper last night
that just made my mouth water
all over again.
I could tell all about how I got lucky
last night.
But nobody wants to hear about that
sort of thing.
Iím ready for a refill
on my coffee,
and I still got nothiní to write about.
Even Winstonís snoring is boring
this morning.
Itís nearly five-thirty
not long before it turns six
and I start walking.
Iím running out of time
and words.
Oh, it did rain last night.
I would have slept through it,
if it werenít for Winston
pawing at the bed
to let me know there was thunder.
The cat wants to come inside.
The cat wants to go back outside.
It is only sixty degrees.
Perfect.
I wonít sweat.
The sky is streaked with gray,
looks like it could rain some more.
Maybe I should take an umbrella,
or just wear my rain hat
and a jacket.
Decisions, decisions.
It used to be so simple;
to walk
or not to walk.
Now I have to make
a weather related
fashion statement.
Or I could just wait,
because it is so cool,
until the clouds pass.
Guess itís time
to get the oleí girl in gear.
Old T-shirt and shorts
and my old tennis shoes
and Iím ready to go.
Winston knows the routine
and starts dancing
when I put my shoes on.
One last sip of coffee
and weíre gone.
I just wish I could have come up with
something to write about
this morning.



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JerryPat2
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since 02-06-2011
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South Louisiana


1 posted 06-25-2017 08:19 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

You write your life, that's quite enough, Lori.

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

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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2 posted 06-25-2017 08:24 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Oh no Jerry! Don't say that! My life is boring! lol! Good morning my friend! ~L
JerryPat2
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3 posted 06-25-2017 09:27 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

It may be boring to you, Lori, but when you write about it, it isn't boring to us.

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

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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4 posted 06-25-2017 12:48 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Well that is good to know Jerry. I'll take your word for it. It was kind of fun rattling on about nothing. Thank you for your continuing support of my work. ~L
jwesley
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since 04-30-2000
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Spring, Texas


5 posted 06-25-2017 01:53 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Good Gosh Woman!  If you can't find something to write about, write misc. thoughts, or unconnected randomness, or something terrible - not this balderdash that makes us yearn for the next line even before we've finished the last. Excitement is too trying on my old nerves, and gosh, Jerry's older than me, he probably can't sleep after reading this wonderful piece!!

Have Mercy, won't ya, huh!!


j. - forever
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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6 posted 06-25-2017 02:29 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

ah Jimmy, now that's a compliment I can sink my teeth into. It made me feel good in ways I can't explain. ~L
2islander2
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since 03-12-2008
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by the sea


7 posted 06-25-2017 05:35 PM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

so true words,  going outside at morning, for a walk,????  thanks for the touching read


yann
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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8 posted 06-25-2017 08:08 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Yes Yann, in the morning and if I was smart I would walk again in the evening too, after it cools off. Thanks for commenting! ~L
Poet In Pink
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since 05-18-2017
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9 posted 06-25-2017 11:12 PM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

Lori Lou I don't think your thoughts are cockamamie at all!!! As a matter of fact I rather enjoy  sharing in your day and seeing things through your eyes Thank you ~ Alana
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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10 posted 06-26-2017 09:19 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Pinkapickle,
I'm glad you enjoy rattling around my old noggin. The gang seems to agree with you so I will continue to write along those lines until I run it into the ground. ~L
 
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