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Surrounded by Nuts

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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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since 10-10-2009
Posts 7896
Fair to middlin'


0 posted 06-29-2017 06:42 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

Itís 3:30 am.
The dog got me up
to let him go outside.
He had to do his business
before the storm comes
and turns him into
a quivering , panting mass
of little gray dog flesh.
Now itís 4:00 and pointless
to try to go back to bed.
Iíll be walking by 6:00
if the rain lets up.
Right now, I have my coffee
and my time to write.
My time to reach inside
to find something
to reach out with.
I want to draw you out
then draw you closer
until we make a connection.
Something I do better on paper
than in real life.
In real life
I nod and smile a lot.
Iíll make you laugh
while I gritch and moan.
Iíll listen while you share.
But to bare my soul
I put it in black and white,
then share it with strangers.
Where they can look
but not touch me.
Except with their words,
should I choose to read them.
I have to be careful
Iím easily touched.
I cry at cartoons.
Draw me a picture
and I go there.
My feelings override
my thinking most every time.
Or more like I skew my thinking
to accommodate my feelings.
Then wonder why things
donít turn out quite right.
Like this being an adult business,
too many details
come with the responsibilities.
I canít keep up.
Iím a chronic
dropper of balls.
My parents were perfect.
My spoiled little apple
fell from their tree
rolled down the hill
and stopped under
an acorn tree.
Where a squirrel took me
and Iíve been surrounded
by nuts ever since.
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jwesley
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since 04-30-2000
Posts 7171
Spring, Texas


1 posted 06-29-2017 11:19 AM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Very, very good, my friend.  Often wondered why you
exuded such a "nuttiness" .

Much enjoyed. Perfect ending.

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


2 posted 06-29-2017 04:00 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Thanks Jimmy,
I'm taking the "nuttiness" as a compliment.
The ending sorta wrote itself.
Poet In Pink
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3 posted 06-30-2017 02:16 PM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

Lori Lou I don't think you're a spoiled apple nor a nut...What I do think you are is a very kind, compassionate and honest woman ~ Your heart of gold shines in your poetry that you share You write real emotions that people can & do relate to ~ I enjoy your quick wit and playful humor...If that makes you nutty so be it!  lol  I happen to like that in you   Alana
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Fair to middlin'


4 posted 06-30-2017 02:31 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Pinkysweets,
you're much too kind! Thanks for letting me know I still give a good first impression, lol! I have embraced my warts and find them to be a source of a lot good writing material. ~L
 
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