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Bluesy Socrateaser
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75 posted 12-30-2017 10:58 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Email Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Happy Birthday dear
Sixty is a grand old age
Savor your big day

Quite a description
Growing older can be fun
Fun comes from the heart

You’re right about that
Things could always be much worse
For some it sure is

Women grow older
much more gracefully than men
Old men are cranky

No matter their age
They want so much attention
Like “Cynical poem”

Women and ‘make-up’
makes me think they care for self
more than hiding self

Wearing new clothing
also feels good to oneself
and some new perfume

Was it your first time?
No! Not that Lori Rhoden!
I mean the ‘smartphone’!

If you get “Schmit faced”
write about it tomorrow
I could use a laugh

Just stay out of jail
and don’t start any bar fights
that you can’t finish!

...See ya

...just bein' Bluesy

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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76 posted 01-04-2018 05:54 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Time is out of hand,
fell out of my old routine
writing by wayside

It happens sometimes
I get out of whack and pause
but I am okay.

juggling new ball
because of the holidays
then I dropped one

Xmas and birthday
they could not have been better
I felt very spoiled

Work is killing me.
too much going on right now.
busy or I'm bored.

Deadlines to be hit
My work depends on others
ARG! Last minute change.

Where does the time go?
I have to get ready now.
Oh, THIT! (thank Heaven it's Thursday)
Bluesy Socrateaser
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77 posted 01-05-2018 03:05 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Email Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Relax Miss Lori
I’m not a priority
It’s a brand new year

You had a good time
So much more yet to come
“Whack” without pausing

So you’re back to work
I guess it went kind of fast
It happens each year

They call them “deadlines”
‘cause they really can kill you
Not reasonable

Now more time has gone
and the battle cry begins
Yay! ‘TGIF’

Enjoy your weekend
It’s here for your good pleasure
Make the most of it!

...See ya!

...just bein' Bluesy

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78 posted 01-07-2018 07:56 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Where did the time go?
It is Sunday already.
Read about my hair?

That is my big deal
for this weekend of leisure,
laundry and dishes.

Wrote two poems today
3 if you count this Haiku.
I am on a roll.

Been constipated
figuratively speaking,
about my writing.

Don't like that I am
only writing about me.
Better'n nut'n.

Would like to write more
about the insanity
of America.

Don't want to debate,
just share my anxiety,
offer ideas.

I d'know, I'm blank.
We wormed the cat last night.
Ate Lil' Smokies.

My life is boring,
except for daughter's drama,
antics of cat, dog.

Can't forget TV.
It is always on it seems.
Love it when it's off.

Did I tell you that
New Year's we turned in early?
No big deal to us.

Did I tell you I
got rings for my birthday?
Name, birthdate-grandkids.

They are just shiny silver
with the letters stamped in them,
say Heidi & Case.

Heidi is 3 now.
Case is just a year in Oct.
Case 4 lbs. lighter.

Wear rings all the time
on my right, naughty finger.
I show them off too.

That's all from wee Niles.
My peaceful little village.
Hope you're sleeping well.

see ya...

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79 posted 01-10-2018 04:44 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Email Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

I read of your hair
Or is it your hair that’s red?
You must let me see!

Get the camera
Time for a new Pip picture
with your new hairdo!

“Laundry and dishes”
is not for you anymore
You’re now like Sheba!

Sheba could write poems
So there’s no reason you can’t
Two a day is good

‘ku’s are a cool form
Big ideas in few words
Lean and to the point

Suppositories
“figuratively speaking,”
help me write a lot

I would like to read,
but I don’t do politics
Can’t vote anyway

I like to debate,
but mostly I’m quite obtuse
I do it for fun!

Your life is boring?
What would you like it to be?
Write some about that

Less television
produces more poetry
Better of the two!

I don’t do New Years
But I will when Linny’s home
Just ten more month’s now

Not much more to go
I’m so excited for her
She paid a high price

I’ll buy her a ring
Linny’s birthstone is Ruby
My own is Opal

“That's all” for tonight
Nice ‘chatting’ with you, Lori
Pleasant dreams, my dear!

see ya…  


...just bein' Bluesy
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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80 posted 01-13-2018 07:37 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

long time no talky.
Opal huh? I just love them!
they are so soft though.

They will lose luster
if you wear them everyday.
clear nail polish shines.

I'm aquamarine.
It is my favorite color.
I wear it often.

This nose thing is gross.
But its not real obvious
if you look straight on.

Work has been busy.
The days go fast, I'm happy.
Love my new hair do.

Between the new clothes,
boots, fingernails and my hair,
I'm feeling snazzy.

I'm actually
self-assured about my nose
I'm not embarrassed.

It is too cold here.
County roads are ice packed,
wind chill is crazy.

don't tell anyone
but it is really stressful
as he recovers.

He struggles to eat
cannot swallow very much
has lost lots of weight.

Unrealistic
expectations frustrate him.
I have to hear it.

over and over...
He will worry himself sick
and forget to eat.

Enough about that,
He gets a PET scan Monday.
check liver lesions.

This is my second
wake up, first on was at 2
fell out for a bit.

I wrote my poem
the first time I was awake.
now I'm writing this.

Thanks for letting me
bend your ear for a lil' while.
I gots to go now.

See ya!

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81 posted 01-13-2018 07:29 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Email Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Your nose may be “gross”
but it’s only different
then what you’re used to

Like getting black-eyed
The pain of the punch is gone
but has left its mark

I never had one
Keeping others at arm's length
was always my goal

So you’re back to work
Getting through the ice and snow
is never easy

Sweet January
Queen of the bitter weather
in her court of cold

With your new wardrobe
perhaps a warm winter coat
to add to the snazz

Now you care for two
The Sheriff himself and you
Care for yourself first

When you’re in good shape
then you’ll have more strength to share
with those who need you

I know you know that
I just said it anyway
My prerogative >>>----->  

You can bend my ear
anytime at all Lori
We’re all alone here

It’s a Saturday
So I’ve got letters to write
Hope to ‘see’ you soon!

Have to write Linny
Tell her I’ve been a good boy
I have...haven’t I?  

See ya!  

...just bein' Bluesy

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82 posted 01-14-2018 05:37 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

I think you have been
very good at writing stuff
Are your undies clean?

Did you sweep the floor?
Are all the dishes done up?
Now, that's a good boy.

I'm so excited
for you two little love birds
The power of love

is so strong with you.
I hope you write a poem
when you two are wed.

And take a picture
and post it with the poem.
So we can see you.

I fear we won't see
you very much after that.
You'll be too busy.

Not that I blame you.
You have waited oh so long.
Time to make up for.

I admire you
Do good things for right reasons.
Still only human.

You are not perfect,
you are still approachable
warm and normal like.

But you are hero
of your own true life's story.
Like a handsome prince.

You and Linny cool
beans in my book of people.
You two make me smile.

I hope she is in
a place that she feels she's safe,
and life is routine.

And her worst worries
are that the mail will run late.
I pray for no scars.

You understand her
you know just what it will take
for her to adjust.

I'd be fly on wall
when you go to pick her up
to see look on face.

Bet you day dream it
The day you go pick her up.
Warm spot in the heart.

Glad you are my friend.
I think you are good to know.
Nameste, tootles...

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83 posted 01-15-2018 08:38 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Email Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Fresh as a daisy
all my ‘unmentionables’
Thank you for asking  

Yes, the floors are clean
and the dishes are racked up
Ricked a cord of wood

Still have a-ways yet
She takes a day at a time
Some good and some bad

Since the day we met
we immediately knew
we loved each other

But we started rough
Not with each other mind you
But in what we did

It was cool at first
We were busy getting kicks
Like no tomorrow

But she got rowdy
and that led to carelessness
and she shot a man

He had it coming
He should have left her alone
It’s complicated

That opened a door
that needed to be kept closed
That’s now history

She’s been doing time
Twenty-five years at Gatesville
We never gave up

We may have changed some
But our hearts remained the same
That’s our poetry

When I was away
I never felt so helpless
We were far apart

I couldn’t help her
I wanted to protect her
But time restrained me

Then time released me
earlier than expected
Now her time has come

With all that I write
How can I tell of my joy
when only words come?

The dogs sit and stare
volunteering as my muse
and I their food dish  

We never had dogs
Moved around much too often
They know her picture

At least I hope so
Those two are always hungry
and she’s a morsel  

Where she’s served her time
is a hell-hole to be sure
But not the worst one

She knows it so well
as anyone would in time
She’s a survivor

You’re a good person
and I appreciate you
Namaste`, Lori  

...just bein' Bluesy

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84 posted 01-16-2018 05:58 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

So I have cancer,
Basal cell carcinoma
The best kind to have.

They will do a Mohr-
biopsy as they cut it.
Cut 'til clear margins.

Won't know size of hole
Until they get done with me.
Not supposed to hurt.

Biopsy wasn't
It was extremely painful.
Brought tears to my eyes.

That part does scare me
I don't do pain very well.
And size of the hole.

Don't know if it will
require more than stiches.
I really hope not.

I think I caught it
early enough it is small.
He will want to check

all my other spots
on my back and everything.
Hope all is okay.

Go in next Monday
at 7:30 a.m.
Will take couple hours.

I am so lucky
It could be so very much worse.
Could have been my boobs.

We will go today
to have PET scan read.
Dennis' liver.

They found lesions there
when he got that pneumonia
and that E-coli.

4 degrees right now.
We reversed the ceiling fan
and are much warmer.

Must have been a bear
in another of lifetimes.
Want to hibernate.

Up at 3:30
for a couple of hours
then sleep off and on

until about noon.
Ready for bed by 8p.
hard to stay awake.

it is almost 5
think I will stoke the fire
grab a pop from frig.

when I get back in
I'll have another coffee
then snuggle down in.

Sleep 'tll the old man
gets up and around coffee.
Doze as he drinks his.

My daughter is up
and eating Eggo waffles
and distracting me.

I will let you go.
thanks for the shoulder and ear.
Later tater, eh?
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85 posted 01-18-2018 01:48 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Email Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Good that it was found
It might have become much worse
if not attended

There’s been no cancer
in my family at all
Only heart attacks

Two were suicides
One in nineteen sixty-two
One in two-thousand

No one enjoys pain
unless they are ascetic
of the intense type

No one thinks too much
of a bandage on your nose
Only you my dear

Wear it and be proud
as a cancer survivor!
Our own heroine!    

When you get PET scanned
Who does Dennis get to pet?
A shapely young nurse?

My uncle was there
with “The French Foreign Lesion”
Sheriff must be tough!    

Reversing the fan
A very good idea
Brings all the heat down

I once had steam heat
in an old rural farm house
Oil was much cheaper

But not anymore
Diesel would work too
if the oil ran out

Pellets are costly
Cord wood is costly
Electric is good

Wood as a backup
just in case the power goes
Keeps me toasty warm

Don’t need it that much
Just an old Northern habit
Soon we’ll be snug’lin

They’ll be lots of heat
That we’ve both missed for some time
I wish it was now…

While you stoke the stove
I’m hitting the sack
About five-0-clock    

I get up early
between ten and eleven
Six hours is good

I told my Linny
to cut her sentence in half
sleep for 12 hours!

She said I was nuts!
She’s been going to college
to use her time best

She aids the teachers
in many of the classes
which she has finished

She’s so different
than the girl I first met
Such a good woman

I’m different too
Never joined the ‘brotherhood’
of the ‘Aryans’

I too went to school
Anything to pass the time
Studied religions

And psychology
We both laugh at all of it
We never forget

How dumb and stupid
we were in our younger days
We lost many years

But we don’t lament
We did the crime and the time
It’ll soon be over

It’s kind of funny
We had all of this schooling
and now we’re too old!

Well, not too damn old
No need for work anyway
I did that for us

We know what we want
We both want one another
the way it once was

It won’t be the same
in all the ways one may think
We both have gone ‘straight’       Ha-ha-ha!

Okay, Miss Lori
It’s my turn to let you go…
Keep a good though...K?

Happy trails my dear!
I’ll see you when I see you
Don’t forget to stoke!    


...just bein' Bluesy
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86 posted 01-19-2018 09:03 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Old man’s cancer free.
Spots on liver are gone too,
so is spot on lung.

A year post treatment.
He still has no saliva
eating is the pits.

Knowing he is well
Has helped his attitude much.
Helps everything.

Starting to worry
about the hole in my nose,
don’t know how big it will be.

How long ‘til it heals.
Will it need to have skin graft?
Won’t know ‘til it’s done.

I know I am scared
I will look scary awhile.
It will really hurt.

I will get through it.
All easier said than done.
Being brave just sucks.

Why don’t you reply
To my comments on your work?
Are my comments dumb?

I broke my ‘puter
I dropped it, the screen broke.
I get a new one!

I want a chrome book
Something small and lightweight
that I can write on.

Get it this weekend
before I get withdrawals
glad I have smart phone.

Work is slowing down
The days are dragging along
2 snow days this week!

Feb. will get busy
Prog. Reports and PTC (Parent Teacher Conferences)
all in the same month.

Is this boring you?
This is starting to bore me
talking about work.

Work is boring now
I am waiting on some work.
Letter to write/mail.

Better get to it.
Have to walk to other end
Of the building now.

Talk to you later
Hope that you slept well, sweet dreams
Have a blessed day.

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87 posted 01-19-2018 10:25 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Email Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Irony of it
He don’t have it and you do
Better one than both

Sheriff has dry mouth?
Maybe ‘Biotene’ would help
Many stores have it

You’re the big concern
Now it’s time to care for you
You sure do your part

Now about your nose
Why not put a ring in it?
Or a big birthstone

No one would know it
except the sheriff and me
and I’ll never tell

There’s nothing to fear
You’ll still be the same ‘ole you
Everyone knows that

Ooh! No replies, eh?
Well, I took care of that quick!
Just being lazy

Your comments are sweet
You know I don’t think they’re “dumb”
I’m the one that’s dumb

Now you can go look
I don’t think I missed any
Thanks for the jump-start!  


So I made you mad
and you threw your ‘puter down
My! Such a temper!  

I want chrome bumpers
You can have all the chrome books
She’s small and lightweight…  

I have a dumb phone
It only cost twenty-bucks
I don’t use it much

Ha-ha-ha! “Boring?”
No, Miss Lori, not at all
I could say the same…

Take care of your nose
and don’t worry how it goes
Just think “pleasant thoughts”  

See ya!  


...just bein' Bluesy
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88 posted 01-24-2018 05:52 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

I have a quick sec
to write a line or twoish.
It has been awhile.

Took the bandage off
the stitches don't look too bad
they follow the crease.

It finally quit
being a pain in my face
this lovely morning.

I get to shower
and shampoo my new perm curls.
I love my new hair.

Sorry this so short.
I'm drifting off between lines
I had better go.

later tater...

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89 posted 01-24-2018 10:20 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Email Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Hey there my ‘ku friend!
So glad to see you posted!
I took the night off

Tape recorder work
It’s an older reel to reel
It begged a tune up

You sound happier
I’m sure it’s a big relief
Painless and pretty!  

It helps our esteem
to look good and feel good
You have both of them!

Don’t worry ‘bout ‘ku
Short or long they’re always good
I’ll make it short too

I’ll write some po’try
Maybe something weird or strange
Maybe a love poem

Whatever it is
It’ll be waiting for you
in the same old place!

So ‘ta-ta’ for now
I’ll see you when I see you
Take no wood nickels…  

...See ya!

...just bein' Bluesy

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90 posted 01-29-2018 06:35 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Got my stitches out
they were driving me crazy
they were itching me.

The scar is okay,
Dr. says give it a month.
New wrinkles on chin

are a bigger deal.
Just noticed them yesterday.
Morphing into old.

It is my time now
to embrace being granny.
A change in seasons.

Been trying to write
but it is all stupid blah
I just posted now.

It is not the best
but better than crap of late.
Nose a distraction.

I'm diabetic
Blood sugar waaay too high
Doc gave me new med

Back on the wagon
trying to eat like I should.
and ugh exercise.

hope you are okay
and Linny is safe and sound.
take care of yourself.
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91 posted 01-30-2018 03:37 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Email Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Glad stitches are gone
Nothing like an itchy nose
to drive you crazy

New wrinkles for you?
They sure can sneak up on you
like ol' Father Time

I’ve got a few too
But I don’t mind them at all
They’re the ‘me’ of ‘now’

Being a ‘granny’
is better than a ‘Grammy’
and lasts much longer

You’re ‘trying to write?’
You know how it goes I’m sure
Just write what you feel

You’re always ‘feeling’
and everyone can relate
So lay it on us!

Write more about it
“My nose is a distraction!”
New York ‘Best Seller!’

I’m doing alright
Linny’s behaving herself
Thank you for asking!  

Just follow advice
given you by the Doctor
and you’ll be just fine!

It’s two twenty-five
on this a Tuesday morning
I’ll soon hit the sack

The Rotts are sleeping
They played pretty hard all day
I might just join them

They like it inside
when the temperature drops
They think they’re so tough!

Can’t say I blame them
That’s why I sleep inside too!
They know I’m no fool!

Get some rest my dear
It was good to see your post
It’s a lot of fun!

See ya!  

...just bein' Bluesy

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92 posted 01-31-2018 05:55 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Blood sugar is down
not far enough but lower.
I'm eating yogurt.

For breakfast and lunch
strawberry and banana
yogurt every day.

Hopefully I will
lose enough weight to fit in
my new jeans out grown.

The high blood sugar
makes you feel sluggish and blah
lowering is ugh.

when I hit my goal
I will feel a lot better
I need exercise.

My nose feels better
I'm glad those stitches are gone.
Can touch when it itch.

Dennis not happy
feeling blah for a few days.
Still can not eat well.

No Saliva sucks
so does constant complaining.
He needs therapist.

He is so depressed.
His focus is so on himself
he's lost perspective.

He's miserable.
He can't look on the bright side
long enough to count.

Well,enough b!t(h!ng
got to get ready for work.
Is it Friday yet?

Take care
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93 posted 02-01-2018 01:22 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Email Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser


Good nose about news
I’m glad you're feeling better
On to other things

Sheriff not happy?
Should be glad for what he has
A woman like you

Hard to be around
all the b!t(h!ng and moaning
You’ve got issues too

Maybe he should think
about what he puts you through
You take care of him

Suppressing ego
or a man’s pride ain’t easy
You eat and he chews

Seeing you from here
is not the same as you there
You’re living with it

Plus you have a job...
Having to care for your health…
Then it’s home to nurse

Memory problems?
Maybe you want to forget!      
Just kidding...sort of

No salivation?
Has he tried out ‘Biotene’?
Maybe it would help

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Accepting yourself,
your ‘can-do’s’ and ‘cannot-do’s’
is vital with age

When it’s not your age,
but your health that’s in the way
Then you must be strong

A man who is proud
often gets in his own way
when he feels useless

Feeling bad himself
makes everyone else suffer
without knowing it

If a man knows it
then that’s a different horse
riding you down hard

He should feel your love
in the way you care for him
He needs to think right

He has it better
than some and worse than others
like the rest of us

Whenever I’m down
I think about other folks
wishing they were me

Some men should be spanked!
Obstinacy isn’t fair
You work much too hard

In my way of thought
he should appreciate you
and ease your mind some

You’re not a captive
suffering ‘Stockholm Syndrome’
You’re his loving wife

Well,enough b!t(h!ng      
got to write Linny’s letter
Is it Friday yet? >>>--------------→ Tomorrow, Miss Lori     

See ya!          

[This message has been edited by Bluesy Socrateaser (02-01-2018 01:58 PM).]

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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94 posted 02-04-2018 05:53 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Sunday already
Did diddly squat on Sat.
kitchen is a mess.

I have too much stuff.
Too many family 'heirlooms'
I should not complain.

I have been blessed.
Others wish had my problem
of more than they need.

I picked my couch.
all other stuff picked me.
Three generations.

I was raised well off
married into poverty
couldn't rise above.

Doing okay now,
best in my life since kid.
Dennis good with $.

Got up at 3:20
this morning for some reason.
I am wide awake.

Feel like cleaning house.
But have to be quiet now.
Be sleepy by 8.

That when Dennis up.
I am ready for a nap.
Doze in chair till noon.

Birthday Party day.
His youngest g-daughter 12.
She is a sweetheart.

Guess I did diddly
Forgot I gave dog a bath.
(put off for two weeks.)

I am a picker
(as in nit not a banjo)
figuratively

I pick my own brain.
and anyone else's too.
Try understanding

I do believe that
with understanding you get
power over it.

That it allows you
to release pain and anger
that would control you.

Still some things will be
incomprehensible too,
like closed minds and hearts.

I used to be like
Pollyanna, now I am
Polly want cracker.

I've been in jail too
looking at 20 to life
just for the week end.

False accusation
Went to trial and all that ship.
It was Front page news.

(That was first husband).
Our acquittal was page 9.
Went to loony bin.....(2x)

for some R&R
first for fear then very mad
thought I'd hurt someone......(my kids)

Yes, bad things happen
to just regular people.
We're never the same.

Not standing up to
truth to power has cost me.
Paid for dependence.

Well look at me go...
looks like I needed to talk.
Did you feel awkward?

Thanks for listening
it is almost 5-nap time.
you sleep well my friend.
Bluesy Socrateaser
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since 11-07-2002
Posts 2084
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95 posted 02-07-2018 10:55 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Email Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Wednesday night reading
all you said in tall haiku
You said a mouthful >>>–--→  

A ‘brain picker’ eh?
I’d love to have you ‘pick’ mine
I’m out of practice

Understanding me
is an effort few have made
My ‘brain’ is open

Everyone wants
someone to understand them
sooner or later

Linny knows me well
I know her very well too
We’re like each other

Though many have tried
no one changes our feelings
without permission

It would seem you know
feelings of liberties lost
A good perspective

I know the feeling
It made me more confident
and closer in love

Before this year ends
my baby will be released
and we’ll both be free

She and I did things
on a chemical basis
We’re two of a kind

We haven’t changed much
Even after all these years
we love each other

Yeah, bad things happen
when you make bad things happen
or react to them

‘Ship’ always happens
how one reacts matters most
Choose your destiny

“Well look at me go...
looks like I needed to talk.
Did you feel awkward?”

Not at all my dear
I find you quite intriguing
Your thinking is deep

You need your own time
You need a cabin that smokes
to set yourself free

Till we meet again
Happy trails to you my friend
I’m at your service >>>----------→

See ya, Miss Lori      


...just bein' Bluesy
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Good to hear from you.
Was beginning to wonder
if you were ever.

I know I get deep
Dennis doesn't see the point,
shrugs and says 'heavy'

two dimentional
what you see is what you get.
Thinks I'm just goofy.

Likes my poetry
Doesn't understand Piptalk,
why we want feedback.

Vision is narrow.
At 68 set in stone.
Good and decent man.

Saint compared to last.
Going on thirteen years now.
It has been so hard.

My daughter was hell.
He was better than her Dad
but she stayed cold.

Wanted her and me,
and a cat and 'no daddy',
resentment for years.

He was a trooper
Saw her go through therapy
and everything.

I beach about him
because we aren't intimate
emotionally.

Since he got cancer
he has withdrawn into self.
It consumed him.

The cancer is gone
but he has not come back yet.
I miss him so much.

He had been my rock.
Now he is like sand to shore
all he does is beach.

His daughter gets it
wonders how I can stand it.
yes,  me too sometimes.

I know about stuck
in bad places in your head-
depression for years.

He has depression.
He needs therapy and meds
to get out of funk.

Its okay for me,
he doesn't believe in it
for himself (butt head)

Time to go again
I hope the time is flying
for you and Linny.

You two make me smile.
Like a storybook but real.
Wait for happy end.

Pet the dogs for me
and give the cat a good scratch.
Talk at you later.
Bluesy Socrateaser
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since 11-07-2002
Posts 2084
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I’m always around
pulling irons from the fire
needing only one

I like your thinking
Not everyone understands
why another writes

Some feel you need more
then they themselves can provide
That makes you”goofy”

Women are ‘goofy’
to men who can’t understand
their ‘womanly’ ways

Men are ‘goofy’ too
to women who don’t ‘know’ them
It’s a carousel

PipTalk is okay
It’s nice to be here with you
You make it brighter

Feedback is social
That’s what I like about it
It makes it all fun

When someone is sad
finding no one to talk to
This is a refuge

There’s always an ‘ear’
with an open mind and heart
to vent away blues

Good times come and go
and then they come back again
if we want them to

When Linny is free
our ‘good times’ will soon return
It’s been a long time

“You two make me smile.
Like a storybook but real
Wait for happy end”

That’s real sweet of you  
It is like a storybook
Always has been too

The dogs are petted
and the cat has had his scratch  
Nothing for Bluesy  

See ya, Miss Lori!     


...just bein' Bluesy
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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since 10-10-2009
Posts 9146
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98 posted 02-10-2018 06:38 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

And what do you mean
after an hour of 'ku
nothin' for Bluesy?

Men are so needy
jealous too I would assume.
you want pat or scratch?

The scratch would be weird.
A hug would be human correct
Hope that does the trick.

It is 16 out.
It just might snow some today.
Fine, I have no plans.

Danori found DRESS
for her wedding yesterday.
She is excited.

Date:4/2/20
Did not tell Dennis a thing,
He is not on board.

They are still looking
for a house that they can rent.
Hopefully be soon.

Had yesterday off.
Hope to fold laundry today.
I hate fold and hang.

Need to vacuum too.
Dennis doesn't do housework
he does not have boobs.

I don't go for that
way of thinking about it.
We help each other.

Its long story why,
He is quitting opioids.
Been on them decades.

Up to 4x day.
down to just one a day, now
on day 4 of none.

I'm glad he wants to.
Dr. pressuring him to.
Dr. getting heat.

It hasn't been bad,
or should I say any worse
than already is.

Except that he has
pain in his back and his hips
but he is okay.

Not working does help.
He should have back surgery
but he refuses.

He already feels like
crud, so this not making a
real big difference.

eh, so far so good.
Poor guy, always makes it hard.
Gutsy way to do.

Nose is looking good-
still a little pink,itches.
Have tiny numb spot.

put Vassilline on
as per Dr., helps the itch
and reduce scarring.

If you fly on wall
you laugh how many times up
and down I will get.

Dog cat and coffee
go to bathroom and repeat.
Write, nod off, wake, write...

That why take so long
been at this for two hours.
Have poems to do.

Need to finish them
and then get them posted too.
Its 5:30 now.

So tootles for now,
Does Linny know there is a
fan club for you two?

Bluesy Socrateaser
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Posts 2084
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99 posted 02-11-2018 02:01 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Email Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

“Just bein’ Bluesy”
As my ‘signature would say
No need for a “scratch”  

Men are men with men
Most men are boys with their wives
Ooh! Feed me scratch me!    Ha-ha-ha!  

A hug would be fine
Cling for just as long as you like
But whisper nothing[s]  Ha-ha-ha!  

I keep a clean place
and fix what needs repairing
I like to fold clothes

I listen to tunes
When I do my laundry gig
and play while they dry

I have two ‘T’- poles
for when I hang clothes outside
Clothes waving like flags

No need for vacuum
Floors are hard maple and tile
Rugs I hang and beat

Good news about nose!
Makes you a happy camper  
On to better things!

Bluesy? A wall fly?
That sounds a little kinky!
Not THAT kind of fly!  Ha-ha-ha!

“So tootles for now,
Does Linny know there is a
fan club for you two?”

There are many things
I don’t tell my sweet Linny
Pip is one of them

I have my reasons
So I’ll try to tell you why
Maybe you’ll relate

There’s only routine
when you’re locked up in prison
Not many options

Commissary foods
make things somewhat easier
Low variety

So I don’t tell her
much about what all I eat
Only little bits

Sometimes she asks me
so I’ll tell her a few things
like eggs and sardines

Then she’ll laugh at me
with “Ha-Ha’s in her letters
I laugh at her ‘laugh’

I send her a poem
with every letter I write
She knows I’m at home

I don’t want her sad
thinking about what’s denied
So I say little

She loved her cooking
and I loved her cooking too
Of that she’s eager

Now 2018
Not held her since ‘93
Can you imagine?

I earned some good time
and was paroled earlier
She got Full Monty

I did five more years
on a ‘supervision’ trip
which was no big deal

I had hopes for her
That my baby would be freed
But they were all dashed

I never gave up
She’s a very strong woman
Our love never died

She’s always in me
What I do and where I go
I feel her spirit

A BIG October
My birthday and her release
Just 6 days apart!

Mine is the 16th       (a Tuesday)
She’s free the 22nd  (a Monday)
My heart races so…

If you’ve still an ear
Then perhaps I’ll tell you more
As the time draws near

Thanks for listening
It’s a long Saturday night
A boy should party!

Stay warm, Miss Lori
You’re always such a good pal!
I’m wishing you well!

See ya!

...just bein' Bluesy

 
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