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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Like the squirrel
stocks up on food
to see him through
the hard winter.
I have been storing
affirmations in my heart
for the dark days ahead.
In the winter months
I am susceptible
to seasonal depression.
Im gathering up laughter
and saving up smiles
now while Im feeling good.
Autumn gives me
a sense of anticipation.
Im looking forward
to my favorite things.
So when the glum
comes lurking
on gloomy days,
Ill be ready.
LGR10/18/17

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JerryPat2
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1 posted 10-18-2017 11:25 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

FANtastic write, Lori. That would be a wonderful thing to do. To be able to conjure up your saved happiness for gloomy days is a wondrous thing.

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

Bluesy Socrateaser
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In The Mirror


2 posted 10-18-2017 02:55 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

I admire your awareness, Lori Rhoden. With such wisdom, you won't fail to weather the season.

What the squirrel does, he (or she) does by instinct...we have to put a little thought into it. As a growing boy in an urban neighborhood, for example, I learned it was a lot safer to walk to school wearing an 'athletic cup'. Like the squirrel, I wanted to save mine too. Hmm.  

...just bein' Bluesy

BluesSerenade
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By the Seaside


3 posted 10-18-2017 05:46 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

You have the right idea Lori. Gotta get me some of that for the hump day blues.  
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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4 posted 10-18-2017 08:24 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Well I'm going to give it my best shot, got nothing to lose Jerry. ~L
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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5 posted 10-18-2017 08:30 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Thanks Bluesy,
I'll make it one way or another, I just thought I'd do something a little different this year beings as how I'm all awesome and cool now. ~L

p.s. You crack me up
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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6 posted 10-18-2017 08:34 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Blues, I had a grumpy hump day myself. Kids were really on my nerves! But I did not lose my cool.
Poet In Pink
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Sounds like a positive plan to me!!!  Just looking ahead and trying to think of ways to ward off the winter hum-drums shows what great inner strength you have Thanks for sharing this ~ Advice we all can follow!!  Alana
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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8 posted 10-19-2017 11:04 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Little Pinkproboscis,
Thanks for the comments! I appreciate your support. ~L
 
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