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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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0 posted 11-10-2017 06:20 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

Used to be that I would look forward to
the holidays and decorating.
If you tried to tell me then
about my lack of enthusiasm now,
I would have said you’re crazy.
There is nothing worse than a humbug!
I wish I knew how to get some of that
excitement back without the anxiety.
As close as I can get is when I write.
I go back and embrace those feelings
and put them on paper.
Paper is safe
and oh so forgiving.
It is also quiet
and unassuming.
It has no needs
It is always a perfect fit.
It neither complains
nor criticizes.
It simply waits on me
to do as I please
with nary a thank you
from me.

LGR©11/10/17
© Copyright 2017 Lori Grosser Rhoden - All Rights Reserved
JerryPat2
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1 posted 11-10-2017 07:17 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

I feel the very same way as do you. Bah Humbug indeed!

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

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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2 posted 11-10-2017 08:34 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Glad you could relate my friend. ~L
Bluesy Socrateaser
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3 posted 11-10-2017 11:10 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Somewhere tonight, Lori Rhoden, a tree is screaming...but not the one your paper came from. It's already cashed.

I had a tree comb once. I don't think I'll ever get over it.

...just bein' Bluesy

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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4 posted 11-11-2017 06:27 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

enuff with the guilt already you tree hugger!
My "paper" these days is a blank document on the computer. A tree comb? never heard of it.
Sorry to hear you had a bad experience.
~L
Poet In Pink
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5 posted 11-11-2017 02:49 PM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

Don't you just love a clean blank crisp white piece of paper?!!!  I know I do!!!Great write Lori Lou     Alana
Bluesy Socrateaser
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6 posted 11-12-2017 12:43 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

quote:
"A tree comb? never heard of it.
Sorry to hear you had a bad experience"
Just a comb made from wood, Miss Lori. **sniffles** Thank you for your sympathies. I'll be alright...it just hurts some to talk about it.

You can imagine how I feel living in this refrigerator box under the bridge. Thank the stars for WIFI!

...just bein' Bluesy

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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7 posted 11-12-2017 05:34 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Pinkypaper,
I like a blank screen and lined paper. I can't write in a straight line to save my soul. When I was in high school, my creative writing class kept journals on Big Chief writing tablets. They were great. I don't even know if they still make them. ~L
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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8 posted 11-12-2017 05:40 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Bluesy,
I'm so upset to hear about your living situation. I'm getting a new washer and dryer set soon. I will send you the boxes to add on to your cramped living quarters. Well, this certainly explains why you have such a wonderful love life...on paper. Keep up the great work.   ~L

Bluesy Socrateaser
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9 posted 11-12-2017 02:47 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

https://www.amazon.com/Big-Chief-Writing-Primary-Springfield/dp/B0094ITC9Y

"Oh my Big Chief, my mighty Big Chief
The forest weeps tonight
Oh my Big Chief, my mighty Big Chief
The forest weeps tonight"

A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh

Are we singing along, Lori Rhoden?



  

...just bein' Bluesy

Bluesy Socrateaser
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10 posted 11-12-2017 02:55 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

quote:
" I will send you the boxes to add on to your cramped living quarters..."
That's just grand, Miss Lori! Now I can install the bay window I've always wanted! Besides the one developing near my waistband, that is...

P.S You can forget all those 'tree huggin' cracks too. With two appliance boxes, you've redeemed yourself! Thanks!

...just bein' Bluesy

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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11 posted 11-12-2017 07:30 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Bluesy,
you are sooo silly! And you know how I feel about silly. Thank so much for making my day!
 
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