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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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since 10-10-2009
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Fair to middlin'


0 posted 10-18-2017 08:21 PM       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 read a meme the other day that said,
If you arenít grown up by 60
you donít have to.
I took it to heart
and feel like Iíll be
dodging a bullet
come the end of December.
This adulting thing is hard.
It makes me nervous.
I avoid taking on responsibilities
for fear of dropping the ball.
Which is silly,
because no one is going to
shame you in public
for not balancing your checkbook.
Just donít tell my Dad,
He was a CPA.
I think
he thinks
he doesnít quite understand people
who donít reconcile their bank statements.
My Mom,
when she could get around,
kept a meticulous house.
I gave up on that long ago.
I never could muster the troops
to pitch in,
like she could.
I used to,
when I was
young and dumb
pitiful poor
and put lipstick
on pigs,
try hard to put
a shine on things
that long lost their luster.
Now I write
I Love Youís
in the dust.

LGR©10/18/17

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JerryPat2
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since 02-06-2011
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South Louisiana


1 posted 10-18-2017 09:49 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

What a sad lament, but not without merit. You shout out good messages throughout the poem. Amazing write, honest as all get out. I loved every darn line.

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

Poet In Pink
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since 05-18-2017
Posts 533
MI


2 posted 10-18-2017 10:06 PM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

I love this from the first line til' the last Lori Belle     I love the way you write down to earth ~ heart-touching emotions!  This really touched me as I read and struck a few familiar chords I can relate to also.  Thank you for sharing your wonderful words ~ So enjoyed reading ~ Alana
psychofemale
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since 10-31-2017
Posts 18
Tennessee


3 posted 10-31-2017 09:11 PM       View Profile for psychofemale   Email psychofemale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for psychofemale

Wow!! Very honest work!

*These evil vultures always win*

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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4 posted 10-31-2017 09:42 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Thanks Jerry,
I don't know what got in to me when I wrote that....~L
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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5 posted 10-31-2017 09:58 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Pinkpumpkin,
Thanks for finding this and giving it a read.  I'm so glad you like it, it is a little different. ~L
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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6 posted 10-31-2017 10:06 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Psychofemale,
Yes it is! I'm glad you enjoyed my truth!
~L
Bluesy Socrateaser
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In The Mirror


7 posted 11-01-2017 12:13 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

I've never found a satisfactory, "one-size-fits-all" definition of "grown-up", Lori Rhoden.

Sounds much like a 'label', don't you 'gree?

...just bein' Bluesy

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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8 posted 11-01-2017 06:16 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Bluesy,
I don't care for labels, they are scratchy and a pain in the neck. Except for awesome, they put that label right on the fabric. It is wonderful. (so is cool) ~L
 
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