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Where I Can Feel Like This

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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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since 10-10-2009
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0 posted 08-09-2017 07:37 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

The morning is so quiet.
I can hear Winston
breathing deep in sleep
on the sofa
and the soft whir
of the laptopís fan.
The coffeepot makes
an occasional hiss.
The refrigerator kicks on
with a hum that drowns out
the little sounds
with its big white noise.
I feel contained within
my circle of quiet,
cozy and warm.
My day is not yet
pulling me this way or that.
With nowhere to be
later this morning,
I dabble in drowsy
to see where it takes me.
It has only gotten me
as far as a yawn or two.
But it is still early.
Hard telling what Iíll do.
Winston looks irresistible,
I might just have to
give him a belly rub and kisses.
The porch is also calling
to come listen to the sounds
before the birds start
their caterwauling.
But the hold the chair has on me
is mighty strong,
keeping me most content
to just sit and sip my coffee.
Right now at this very moment
it feels pretty good to just be me.
So Iíll be thanking God
for that emotion
Iíll be wallowing in for a while.
Keeping in mind
Iíve been waiting a long time
to start to feel this way again.
I canít be bothered with
how far down Iíve gotten
or how many steps back up
to the top.
All that matters is that
things have turned around,
the spiral is reversed.
Each step is an elevation
in feelings of self-worth.
I do not begrudge
three-thirty in the morning
when it brings me to a place
where I can feel like this.

LGR©8/9/17


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JerryPat2
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since 02-06-2011
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South Louisiana


1 posted 08-09-2017 08:20 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

I understand. In the early mornings when all is quiet, that's when it soothes you,

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

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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2 posted 08-09-2017 12:14 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Yes Jerry,
and in that quiet I believe I feel the subtle beginnings of getting better. I don't care how or why, it just is and I'm grateful.
~L
Cerulean
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3 posted 08-09-2017 01:13 PM       View Profile for Cerulean   Email Cerulean   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerulean

That's good, and may there be more mornings as relaxed as that one.
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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4 posted 08-09-2017 03:43 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

We'll see what happens... I start back to work tomorrow. Thanks for commenting. ~L
2islander2
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since 03-12-2008
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by the sea


5 posted 08-09-2017 08:32 PM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

a moment of quietness, tour verses put it so right and warm, i could feel and appreciate it, very nice to read


yann
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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6 posted 08-10-2017 05:11 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Thanks Yann,
Makes me feel good when people tell me " I took them there". ~L
Poet In Pink
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since 05-18-2017
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7 posted 08-11-2017 08:16 PM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

Lori Lou....I felt it too through your wonderful words ~ You paint poetry like no other   Loved this!  Alana
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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8 posted 08-12-2017 08:57 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Hey Pinkingduck,
Thanks so much for your generous praise. If you don't mind, I believe I will take that to the bank. ~L
JamesMichael
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since 11-16-1999
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Kapolei, Hawaii, USA


9 posted 08-12-2017 09:50 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Wonderful to read...I don't necessarily like it if I'm comfortable on my sofa and the refrigerator kicks in...it seems to be reminding me to buy a newer energy saving model...I guess the alternative is hot and spoiled food...james
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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10 posted 08-13-2017 05:05 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Thanks so much James for your lengthy reply.
It truly meant a lot. ~L
 
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