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Slowing Down

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


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Slowing down,
everyone does
at some point.
I believe that I
however
move slower
than most.
My lack of momentum
has me all but
going backwards.
I seem at times
to be mere
movements away
from rigor mortis
setting in.
Moss grows
on my north side.
My skedaddle
has a broken paddle.
I would have to
hurry off
in a race
with a
furry sloth.
And molasses
runs like rain
beside me.
I suppose
I should
summarize
and get to
the point
of all this print.
Bring this litany
to its logical
and lengthy
conclusion.
Put this pesky poem
out of its misery
as it dies
an agonizingly slow
and possibly pointless
death.
Eventually I will
bully the bureaucracy
of my soul
into forgetting
the red tape
that boggles the mind
of expeditious answers.
I shall endeavor
to speed up,
at some point
down the line.
But until such time
as I do.
Iíll be lollygagging around
waiting for a
long drawn out conversation
with you.
7/15/17



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JerryPat2
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since 02-06-2011
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South Louisiana


1 posted 07-15-2017 08:50 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Sometimes life just reaches out and began to pick on us with a baseball bat, Lori. Unfortunately, this seems to be what is happening with you. The "better" part of life will kick in sooner than later. Keep an eye out for it.

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

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Fair to middlin'


2 posted 07-15-2017 10:58 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

I'll probably be sleeping...~L
JerryPat2
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3 posted 07-15-2017 11:13 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

It'll wake you up.

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

Poet In Pink
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since 05-18-2017
Posts 310
MI


4 posted 07-18-2017 01:31 AM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

Lori Lou ~ We all gotta slow down sooner or later! But from what I read in your poetry yours will be much later!!!   Sides'...Sippin' iced tea & rockin' on the front porch doesn't sound to awful bad!  lol Alana
 
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