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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Recently I have been
told I was awesome
and that I am cool
by two of my peers.
They were rather convincing.
I much preferred what they thought of me
over what Id been thinking of myself
So I dared to not, not believe them.
I accepted the realm of possibility
that at age 59 10/12ths,
I may have reached a lifelong desire
I never knew I had,
until now.
Just the other day
When someone asked me
what did I want to be
when I grew up.
I said, after much thought,
a well-known poet.
But now that I know
there is a possibility,
a glimmer of truth
to the words
awesome and cool,
I realize that Id rather be
what I already am,
what I wanted to be
when I grew up.

LGR10/14/17


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JerryPat2
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1 posted 10-15-2017 10:49 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

And you reached for and secured the very best thing to be . . . YOU.

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

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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2 posted 10-15-2017 05:01 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

You are so kind. Obviously I figured out you don't have to be "perfect" before you can be awesome and cool. ~L
HM3
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3 posted 10-15-2017 06:11 PM       View Profile for HM3   Email HM3   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for HM3

That was awesome.
And cool.

Work like money doesn't matter, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching...


Lori Grosser Rhoden
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4 posted 10-15-2017 08:13 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Thank you kindly for the props. ~L
Poet In Pink
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I gotta say I agree with your peers Lori Lou   I like you the way you are!  Alana
Bluesy Socrateaser
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6 posted 10-19-2017 12:29 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

quote:
"I realize that Id rather be
what I already am,
what I wanted to be
when I grew up"
To know this is to understand life.

Very well said, Lori Rhoden. Your wisdom came early in the hour, may it remain deep into the night.

...just bein' Bluesy

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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7 posted 10-19-2017 11:28 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Pinkylace,
thank you for the like as I is. ~L
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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8 posted 10-19-2017 12:08 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Bluesey,
You sure have a way with a compliment. Nice thing about being awesome and cool is that anybody can be-warts and all. ~L
BluesSerenade
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9 posted 10-19-2017 08:59 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

I want to be like you when i grow up.

Cool beans Lori
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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10 posted 10-19-2017 11:18 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Blues,
you bless my heart, thank you for the beans!
big hug
LeeJ
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I realize that Id rather be
what I already am,
what I wanted to be
when I grew up.

and you have....grown up...understanding the journeys of life....well done Missy!
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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12 posted 10-20-2017 01:16 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Thanks LeeJ,
I've always maintained that all the hard times you go through have a silver lining in that you then are able to reach out to more people who have gone through the same thing and help them. ~L
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🌺

I like what you wanted to be when you grew up. Good call!


A
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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14 posted 10-21-2017 11:54 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Thanks Alison,
You're a sweetheart.
 
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