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Afraid Not

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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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0 posted 07-31-2017 05:34 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

What am I gonna do
when it is time to
go back to work?
How am I going to
get through my day
without a nap,
or my dog,
or my chair?
Granted I知 ready.
I知 bored to tears.
I miss the old routine.
I have to be ready
to hit the deck running.
There is so much to do.
Every year I wonder how
I知 going to pull it all together,
somehow I always manage to.
But that won稚 keep me from worrying
or last minute panics
about everything going wrong.
Too many details
have got me in a spin.
I値l have to stop by
a few days early,
just to figure out
what spot I値l be parking in.
And to see if they are done
remodeling our room
and the unpacking can begin.
My mind isn稚 getting any sharper,
on that I can depend.
I can hardly wait to make
my dumb mistakes
that always slow me down
when I知 in a hurry.
And you would think
after fifteen years
of school years beginning,
that I would be used
to this sort of thing.
I知 afraid not.
I知 a frayed knot.
LGRゥ7/31/17

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LeeJ
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1 posted 07-31-2017 06:50 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

I am wishing you the best.  Yanno, there is always a trade off in all things in life, but if your like me, it will feel so good to get in that routine again.  For me, it's nice to have off, but I still yearn for the benefits of working.  Hugs and well thought out write.
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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2 posted 07-31-2017 06:56 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

LeeJ,
Oh no doubt it will be good to get back in the swing of things again. I just could do without the back to school angst. ~L
JerryPat2
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3 posted 07-31-2017 08:57 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

"I知 a frayed knot."

Excellent choice of words.

Lori, what happened shouldn't have happened, I apologize.

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

[This message has been edited by JerryPat2 (07-31-2017 09:35 AM).]

jwesley
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4 posted 07-31-2017 06:07 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Beyond a doubt one of the best closings I've see in a long time!  Those last two lines were GREAT!

Great piece especially the end!

j.
Cerulean
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5 posted 07-31-2017 07:17 PM       View Profile for Cerulean   Email Cerulean   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerulean

Lori- You'll do great and get back in the swing of things soon enough. I enjoyed the poem. Good luck!
Cerulean
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6 posted 07-31-2017 07:21 PM       View Profile for Cerulean   Email Cerulean   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerulean

Jerry- if your comment has anything to do with what just happened between us, I wouldn't dwell on it if I were you. All's good now. Cheers.
JerryPat2
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7 posted 07-31-2017 09:28 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

I'm good to go, Cerulean. Thanks.

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

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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8 posted 08-01-2017 06:14 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Jerry,
apology accepted, it is water under the bridge now. ~L
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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9 posted 08-01-2017 06:23 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Jimmy,
Thank you so much! I kinda fell into the ending. I wrote, "I'm afraid not." then I remembered "I'm a frayed knot" (I think from a greeting card). Then I realized I was done. Funny how that works out some times. ~L
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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10 posted 08-01-2017 06:26 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Cerulean,
Thanks for the vote of confidence. I'm glad you enjoyed my poem. ~L
JerryPat2
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11 posted 08-01-2017 08:51 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Thank you, Lori.

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

 
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