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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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since 10-10-2009
Posts 8395
Fair to middlin'


0 posted 11-17-2017 10:30 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

Iím exhausted.
But the bed says
youíre not here.
So I procrastinate.
I have a little more
of what Iíll regret
in the morning.
I try to write.
Sometimes I fall out
in my recliner,
computer on my lap
keeping my legs warm.
Maybe that is why
I fall asleep so easy
in the recliner in your room,
it feels like homeÖ
Youíre watching TV
and Iím snooziní
beside you.
You donít want me
to stay up late
and I prefer
headiní to bed
half past eight.
But I canít sleep
on this heavy heart,
I need to lay the load
down on paper.
You worry enough
for both of us,
to add mine
to yours
would swamp your boat.
I need you to stay afloat.

LGR©11/17/17




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Bluesy Socrateaser
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since 11-07-2002
Posts 1012
In The Mirror


1 posted 11-18-2017 12:01 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

quote:
"You worry enough
for both of us,
to add mine
to yours
would swamp your boat.
I need you to stay afloat"
This part sums up the whole perfectly, Lori Rhoden.

Take the rest of the night off... with pay.  


...just bein' Bluesy
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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2 posted 11-18-2017 06:36 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

I did Bluesy, I got paid in poppy seed muffins my daughter made. Thank goodness she has been here to hold down the fort and let the dog out. Meanwhile this business of putting on my big girl panties and adulting at the hospital has gone better than expected. ~L
Poet In Pink
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since 05-18-2017
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MI


3 posted 11-18-2017 03:41 PM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

Sending prayers that you'll both stay afloat!!!  You are in my thoughts girly gurl     
Lori Grosser Rhoden
Member Rara Avis
since 10-10-2009
Posts 8395
Fair to middlin'


4 posted 11-18-2017 10:41 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

The prayers are appreciated. One got answered today. They discovered today that they had been giving him 1/2 of his reg. pain med. dose. So now that they have doubled his pain meds he is feeling better.
~L
 
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