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Buffet of Bad Feelings

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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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0 posted 06-26-2017 12:38 PM       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

Clearing  the clutter
from my mind
and thoughts scatter
like billiards on a break.
I try to follow one
and I feel like a dog
chasing its tail.
Eventually the dust settles
on a piece of my mind
caught between
a rock and a hard place.
Itís a jagged memory
from itís not important anymore
but it feels just like then.
And just like that
Iím belly up at the
buffet of bad feelings.
Next thing I know
I got a heaping helping
of hurt and humiliation.
Anger and embarrassment
were what I got
the last time I was there.
Enough already
with the random recollecting.
I donít know why
I put myself through
such misery,
and Iím not willing
to hang around those thoughts
long enough to analyze them.
I think Iíll think somewhere else.
I shut my eyes and focus.
Iím looking for a pleasant thought.
Possibly something Winstonian,
will come to mind.
Instead my nose takes the lead.
I begin to remember yesterday morning
and how it smelled after the rain.
And I remember how that smell
made me feel;
clean and refreshed,
happy and lighthearted.
And that was all it took
to put the
buffet of bad feelings
in my rearview.
This timeÖ
However,
there have been times
when stronger measures
were put into play,
seeking comfort
after the buffet.
Never mind finding
sweet thoughts to put in my head.
Put sweet things in my mouth instead.
A doughnut never fails
to falsely fill a painful hollow.
If itís a painful hollow youíre trying to fill
Iíve a temporary fix
better than any pill.
I just sleep.
And if sleep canít do it,
nothing will.

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JamesMichael
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since 11-16-1999
Posts 33615
Kapolei, Hawaii, USA


1 posted 06-27-2017 09:29 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Made me think of my son who is going through some bad times right now...I told him when he goes into that room of remembrance he is setting himself up for pain and suffering...Stay out of that room!  Of course its not easy, I know as I try to shut my own door of bad memories, and leave it shut...james
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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since 10-10-2009
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Fair to middlin'


2 posted 06-28-2017 06:01 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Thanks James for your thoughtful reply. Bad memories are hard enough as is, nobody likes them sneaking up out of nowhere. ~L
jjote
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since 12-25-2002
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Ontario, Canada


3 posted 06-28-2017 09:03 AM       View Profile for jjote   Email jjote   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jjote

I just went with friends on a food buffet binge. Look where it got me - a very very high bp..I thought I'd collapse. Never again!

So with bad memories, let no one binge on them --shut the door to that room very very fast and never open.

Thanks for the reminder
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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4 posted 06-28-2017 10:36 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

JJ,
You are welcome. Thank you for commenting. ~L
Poet In Pink
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since 05-18-2017
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5 posted 06-30-2017 02:22 PM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

I can relate with you Lori Belle ~ Zackly why I try to stay away from a buffet!! To many choices and most of them bad for you ~ Loved the way you wrote this ~ You have a unique way of jotting down your thoughts Enjoyed ~ Alana
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Fair to middlin'


6 posted 06-30-2017 02:34 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Pinkyminky,
Thank you for pointing out my uniqueness, I just love it when that happens! ~L
 
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