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Early Thirty

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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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0 posted 07-26-2017 08:11 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

I’ve been up
since way too early
thirty this morning
watching the lightening
streak the pre-dawn sky
and listening to the
faintest of rumbles
roll on by.
Winston is on alert
and on my heels
everywhere I go.
I would venture outside
to wait for the storm
to perchance this way,
but it is still hot and muggy
with nary a breath of air.
The storm seems to be
avoiding us,
as the rumbling grows still.
The dog sighs and passes gas
that makes me shake my head.
And all is quiet
except for the gentle tapping
of fingers on the keyboard.
When out of nowhere
comes the sound of raindrops.
Setting the laptop aside,
I hurry to the dark porch
to enjoy the show.
Short-lived though it is,
I feel the sweet cool breeze
and the mist on my face.
I hear the gurgle of water
rushing down downspouts
and splashing over the rocks
in the rock garden.
My reverie is broken
by the sound of someone
from inside the house
calling out “Hello?”
Apparently dear Winston,
who refused to join me on the porch,
found himself compelled
to scratch upon the bedroom door
to wake Dad up at still too early thirty
to open the door so that he might
go hide under the bed.
The rain was subsiding
and I was on my way back in
when Winston, Dad and the door
was going down.
With a little mumbled shuffling,
the door was closed again
and Winston’s laying at my feet.
Above the sound of fingers
gently tapping on a keyboard
is the growing patter of raindrops.
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LeeJ
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1 posted 07-26-2017 08:53 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

such a lovely write....used to love to go out on the porch with a cup of coffee early in the morning before dawn.  It's so peaceful and quite...nothing is yet awake, so the sounds of early morning are tranquil, yet alive.  Thank you for taking me to that part of the day.

jwesley
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since 04-30-2000
Posts 7184
Spring, Texas


2 posted 07-26-2017 09:49 AM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

The rains down here have been very sporadic too, often lighting and thunder waging war, but in somebody else's section of the world - not ours and leading to fist shaking from me just daring it to come around here - to no avail, of course.

By the way, loving the way you end your pieces so smooth and definitive.

j.
JerryPat2
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since 02-06-2011
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3 posted 07-26-2017 10:31 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

You are becoming well known with your personal poetry, Lori. You write about what is happening in your life in such a way that your readers -- include me, of course -- can well associate with your words. This one had me smelling that rain.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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4 posted 07-26-2017 12:24 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Lee J,
Thanks for joining me this morning, there is always an extra chair on the porch for visitors. ~L
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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5 posted 07-26-2017 12:31 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Hey Jimmy!
I lucked out on this ending. The poem pretty well wrote itself and as it happened.
We have been fortunate in getting in a few morning showers here and there.
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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6 posted 07-26-2017 12:48 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Thanks Jerry,
Yes, my stuff about the weather, pets and family seems to do best. I just put it all out there and let ya'll be the judge. ~L
Cerulean
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7 posted 07-26-2017 01:15 PM       View Profile for Cerulean   Email Cerulean   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Cerulean

I like this very much. It is sweet in its simplicity and reminds me of an era when people (including myself) were more connected to nature. Thank you for sharing!
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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8 posted 07-26-2017 04:27 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Cerulean,
Thanks for reading me and sharing your thoughts! Welcome to the Blue Buffet, as I fondly like to call this place. I'm honored to be your first post! ~L
Cerulean
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9 posted 07-26-2017 07:25 PM       View Profile for Cerulean   Email Cerulean   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Cerulean

Lori,

You're very welcome. I think "Blue Buffet" is a very fitting description, given all the blue colors on the PIP website.

Thanks for welcoming me!

[This message has been edited by Cerulean (07-26-2017 10:12 PM).]

JamesMichael
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since 11-16-1999
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10 posted 07-26-2017 09:08 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Fun to read...james
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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11 posted 07-26-2017 09:54 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Thanks James, I'm happy you had a good time. ~L
 
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