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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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100 posted 02-12-2018 04:54 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

You and Linny are
an inspiration to me.
The power of love.

My complaints petty.
At least he is here with me
to take for granted.

I feel bad now that
I have been whiny and stuff.
You only wish could.

You would take one day
to be with your Linny love
even if bad one.

You understanding,
I need to feel understood,
makes you a good friend.

Women say "I don't know
how you do it." all the time.
That is not helpful.

I have friend Nancy
She is old friend of Dennis
Will tell him straight up.

So I talk to her.
I can talk to his daughter-
she frustrated too.

I like your viewpoint
Get a different perspective.
I have 3 brothers.

But we do not talk
They older, we not that close.
I have no sisters.

Cat woke me at 2
she was kneading me non-stop
push her off the bed

2:30 she jumps
from dresser to top of me-
scare the bejesus.

I get up, @*#! cat!
Wonder if you are still up.
fix coffee and write.

Gonna see if I
can can catch some z's before I
have to go to work.

later tater ~L

Bluesy Socrateaser
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101 posted 02-17-2018 02:05 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Email Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Such a compliment!
I know you understand love
You have much to share

We all are unique
Introducing a problem
Is not a complaint

To me a complaint
has no hint of solution
A showing of fangs

No need to feel bad
There’s much for you to deal with
Tell yourself a joke  

Sure I “wish I could”
But we did things to ourselves
without any ‘help’

“You would take one day
to be with your Linny love
even if bad one” (Yes, I would…)

Being understood
Is easier when you’re loved
because you feel so…

Being accepted
makes you feel you’re understood
and that you are loved

No understanding?
Then one is not really loved
No good comes from that

You are a good friend
Many know you to be so
I have no doubt, dear

People are people
Many don’t know what to say
So they speak cliche’s

They always mean well
but your ears just aren’t in tune
you don’t need replays

I tell very few
our story and where we’ve gone
for a good reason

Not many relate
Their judgment is passed quickly
They’ll never trust us

It’s back to square one
Two lovers reunited
with no more restraint

It sounds like your cat
is wanting to make some bread
Kneading all the time

Give her some bread dough
Maybe she’ll leave you alone
and become useful

Hmm. A useful cat?
Is there really such a thing?
They don’t scare burglars

That’s enough of me
I’ve talked your ear off this time!  
Be well, Miss Lori

Sorry to be late
I have many excuses
that you needn’t hear

If I told you some
they’d be just a pack of lies
Some might be funny

You can get even
by ignoring me awhile
‘til I beg for more! (Ha-ha-ha!)

See ya!     


...just bein' Bluesy
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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102 posted 02-17-2018 07:01 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

I'll not get even
I'm not vindictive like that.
I try to use words.

Before we had met
some thirty plus years ago
Dennis in prison.

3 years for pot sales.
After he got out I met
him and his wife Rose.

She became best friend.
The sister I never had.
Got killed in car wreck.

Lost track of Dennis
He is with another girl.
We reunited

as I am leaving
drunken husband number two.
He leaves his for me.

The folks love Dennis
tolerated the others.
He is a good man.

People are just people
those that live harder seem real
not artificial.

Shy people bug me,
Never know what they are thinking.
They make me nervous.

I am one of those
that is well liked or not.
I irritate some.

I can't say why though.
Too silly for some I guess.
I suck up to them.

Or just avoid them.
With some people you just deal.
Kill 'em with kindness.

Golden rule not hard.
Others just not treat back same.
@holes be @holes.

Worry 'bout kids today
much apathy, no respect.
Family dysfunction.

Kids I see at work,
tendencies I see in my daughter,
keep close to my mind.

Getting sleepy now
going to go back to bed
maybe I sleep late.

Thanks for joining me on my ramble

Bluesy Socrateaser
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103 posted 02-22-2018 04:02 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Email Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

I like what you said
“Those that live harder seem real”
I find that it’s true

Not spoiled by money
Living paycheck to paycheck
They know what is real

When I was working
I was happy and content
No great ambitions

I liked harmony
I let life have the fast lane
Felt better for it

I was never shy
Granny taught me gift of gab
before my school days

I’d read her Bible
to her when she was in bed
at four years of age

She married five times
and died at sixty-six
back in sixty-four

She taught me a lot
Cooking and sewing
She was street savvy

She knew how to talk
and bullshit her way through life
Really made me laugh

So many stories
I grew up in Chicago
I left as a teen

Very few were “shy”
Maybe some of the girls were
But not too many

You are “one of those?”
People like you or they don’t?
That’s pretty funny  

“Irritating” too!
Now that’s even funnier!
You are a comic! (Ha-ha-ha!)

“Can’t say why” either!
I think of you as charming
I do, Miss Lori

Most don’t really know
the bitter value of words
All they know is sweet

I never expect
so I’m not disappointed
We make people think

Because we’re ‘talking’
They’re very busy thinking
that we own this place

That is really dumb
If others were posting poems
It would be better

Take a vacation
I think maybe I’ll do that
Maybe they’ll come back

Worried about kids?
Second Timothy Chap 3
tells it like it is!

Guess I’ll write Linny
Dogs are fed and the cat too
Rainy night outside

I like to use the oil lamp
when I write Linny’s letters
Especially now

Thunderstorms are cool
I’ll turn off the computer
and write on paper

During  daytime hours
I write her using Jpay
Sometimes at night too

Well then, Miss Lori
it’s five before three
You’re soon to awake

You’re going one way
I’ll be going the other
Be careful out there!

See ya,     


...just bein' Bluesy
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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104 posted 02-23-2018 12:25 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Don't tell anyone
I think we slept together
from 5 to 10 a.

You went to bed first
I went couple hours later
got up the same time.

We not in same bed.
Lucky for you cuz I snore
you not get a wink.

Lucky you not here
they say I rattle the house.
sawing down red woods.

Lumber Jack in sleep.
No wonder I'm so tired.
2nd job don't pay.

Work is slow-boring
will pick up soon though that good.
Soon year will be done.

Don't have summer job.
Not sure about this summer.
Dennis gets us through.

He rather be poor
and have me home with him
than get a temp job.

The EBL group's
meeting is at a strip club.
I am not happy.

Fine for guys to go
but I think it slights the girls.
Used to be all guys.

Don't like this new trend.
New guy trying to run things
not my cup of tea.

We go to a bar
giving business here and there
around Salina.

We organize
benefit rides and that stuff.
Women into it.

Who bring party food?
I think it is an insult.
Chemically enhanced.

Gotta run still in pj's Dad's home.....
Bluesy Socrateaser
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105 posted 03-02-2018 01:34 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Email Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Sleeping together?
It was inevitable
Ask anyone here!  

Ha-Ha! “Lumberjack!”
You do get up quite early
We pass each other

I’m heading down South
while you’re rising to the North
Except on weekends

Take the Summer off
Do something you’ve never done
In an unknown place

I don’t do strip clubs
I’ve never been inside one
I know a woman

She’s no mystery
Yet she seldom is the same
A unique woman

Took her medicine
for being quick with her ‘piece’
Much quicker than I

She was “stripped” alright
Stripped of her freedoms and rights
She got more than I

She got 50 years
with parole at 25
I wanted to die

But time marches on
I grew accustomed to it
Not ‘acclimated’

Sorry, long story
But that’s why we’re excited
It’s finally done

It’s changed me a lot
the past two and a half years
Knowing she’ll be free

We love each other
We’ve always loved each other
Time has shown how much

We’re both devoted
This is where our strength comes from
God’s love sustains us

God lives in prisons
His presence is always there
He keeps you going

Many don’t believe
But He loves them just the same
He lights dark corners

Now then, back to you
Organizing benefits
A noble effort

“Chemically enhanced?”
You mean like ‘enhanced’ brownies?
Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!  

That’s not insulting!
Those are downright delicious!
Is that what you mean?  

So “Dad is home”, eh?
I want to see you running
in your pajamas!

What should Bluesy do?
Make a dash for the window
wearing his PJ’s?  

He’ll never catch me!
I’ll jump into the ‘Blue Sea’
and write myself GONE!”

See ya!     


...just bein' Bluesy
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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106 posted 03-02-2018 10:56 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Glad you brought up God
He IS the light in the dark
Has been there for me.

In midst of bad times
He can seem close as ever
and bless you despite.

Blood sugar is down
And slowly losing some weight
old jeans fit again

In-service workday
Yes! No kids at work for me!
Getting a lot done.

It is too quiet
have been talking to myself
keeps me accurate.

Sorry no brownies
I'm thinking more like 'go fast'
Gets pretty wound up.

I had to have say.
First we will meet at a bar
then they go to club.

Nice and spring like here
Too cold for Dennis to ride
Cannot take the cold.

Too bad complaining
doesn't create body heat
he'd be warm as toast.

Been up since 3ish
You'll be up soon, almost ten.
Want to get this done.

Yea! it is Friday!
Go out to dinner tonight
Sat. night go play cards.

Have a great day friend.
Take a nap for me okay
later tater, bye!
Bluesy Socrateaser
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107 posted 03-08-2018 02:07 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Email Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Linny agrees too
God has kept us together
Both of us have faith

Blood sugar troubles?
Happy to hear it’s lower
Gotta fit those jeans!

Get ready for Spring!
Gotta pretty up the place
Fix up the mower

Been late with our ‘ku
I’m outside more since its warm
Did some pick-up work

I’m writing much more
Editing older stuff too
It’s just you and I  

You are so much fun
It’s a pleasure to know you
You make it easy

Why do I say that?
Because you’re much like a muse
You make me think more

Not many do that
I miss reading Miss Pinky
She was very nice

Very funny too
Her poetry is lovely
Made Pip shine so much

She’s been gone a month
Around here that’s a long time
It was just us three

Sometimes someone else
But they don’t stay very long
Makes us look like hogs

What are we to do?
Stop posting because of them?
More is merrier

That’s the way it is
The Mod’s are gone too
Maybe to facebook

I don’t do facebook
I’ve never had an account
I like it that way

So you hear complaints?
It was funny what you said
about “body heat”

You know; “warm as toast”
That set me to laughing hard
For you, not so much

It’s twelve forty-five
as Wednesday turns to Thursday
I know you’re sleeping

Pleasant dreams, Miss Lori
I’ve got a ways to go yet
I’ll be down by four

I’ll get up at ten
Do my morning piddling
Then wait for mail call

Best part of my day
Getting a Linny letter!
Four days to get here

Sometimes it’s longer
Prison mail can take a while
You can never tell

Well, I’ll leave you now
You look so peaceful sleeping
My third eye open  

Rest well, Miss Lori
We’ll have coffee some morning
When we’re both awake


See ya, doll  

...just bein' Bluesy

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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108 posted 03-08-2018 05:57 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

was up half past two
morning before last I think
that darn cat again.

Be glad for spring break
maybe get a break from pets.
Don't know where to go.

Maybe I sleep late
If given half a chance to
you just never know

On weekends I sleep
go back to bed at 8ish
sleep till 10 then nap.

Not falling asleep
at work anymore, that's good
save it for weekend.

same ole same ole here
we are in such a darn rut
We just watch TV.

We used to ride bike
I gained weight it not comfy
Dennis got sick then.

He is too weak now
to hold me up, I'm afraid.
He rides by himself.

We have old RV
We could take it I suppose,
it always breaks down.

I hate to worry
takes all the fun out of it
Going to call my sons

see if we can come
visit them for a weekend
during the spring break

Good to see grand kids
and pregnant daughter-in-law
we'll see what's up.

Think about you two
and how great 'normal' will be.
A labor of love.

Know you plan to leave
When your Linny love gets back,
but how about just one.

One poem about
being together again
for real not wishing.

I gotta run now
and figure out what to wear
Thank heavens its Thur.
Bluesy Socrateaser
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109 posted 03-08-2018 10:10 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Email Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Lazy Thursday night
Though it was a busy day
For me anyway

Working on the truck
Just a little touch-up work
It’s a real workhorse

The dogs love to ride
Slobbering into the wind
No tailgaters though  

Speaking of RV’s
Linny and I have talked some
Sell out and buy one

Her terms of parole
may restrict her from travel
Just for a short time

It happened to me
No trouble getting vouchers
I was a good boy!  

So we’ll see what’s next
Life is full of surprises
Some are good, some not

This I’m sure you know
It’s not all tea and skittles
But it’s still much fun!  

I saw Miss Pinky!
She posted this afternoon!
She’s alive! Alive!

Parker posted too
without replying again
I just don’t get it

It’s like; “Hey! Go Me!”
That’s no good for Pip is it?
I don’t think it is

Ooh! Bluesy’s a punk!
Bad-mouthin’ a Pip poet!
That’ll get me 10!

Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!
10 years in the Pip Dungeon!
Write me, Miss Lori!  

Poor little Bluesy!
I’ll need comfort and solace
Promise you’ll write me!

I’m getting crazy
Maybe I should write Linny
She likes my mood swings

“Spiced variety”
That’s what she calls my writing
Never knows what’s next

I like her to smile
I see it when I read her
She’s still the same girl

I write her each day
I don’t give her time to change
I don’t change either

How much have you changed?
I mean since you were 30
A lot? A little?

You talk about ‘ruts’
What can you or can’t you change?
If you wanted to

I’ll leave you with that
You may not want to tell me
That would be alright

Have a good weekend
Maybe I’ll see you around
I’m always somewhere…

See ya!

...just bein' Bluesy

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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110 posted 03-09-2018 02:47 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

How have I changed?
Don't have to make them all laugh
Not happiness wh@re

Thought morale was job
for me to deal with others
At home and at work.

Not a two way street
Act too silly all the time
they think you're stupid.

Men I have been with
are threatened by my knowledge
don't like my big words.

Forget all that noise-
I use the words that I want.
I'm not showing off.

Some words are better,
they are much more accurate.
I don't dummy down.

Sherriff thinks I'm odd-
all his friends don't use big words,
no reason I should.

It is just goofy
I am not such a big mouth
as I used to be.

Still funny as heck,
but only when I want to.
I crack myself up.

Been a hectic day
I need to have change of pace.
so now here I am.

sorry I'm b!t(h!ng.
Talking to you more than him
makes me very sad.

In the evening
he is on phone or 'puter
and we watch TV.

He used to complain
now he is feeling better
there is less to say.

When I try to talk
he gets defensive with me
the whole thing goes south.

He makes me feel like
I'm only there to cook/clean
So now I hate it.

He workaholic
Thought he'd retire and slow down.
Have quality time.

But since he was sick
and always sitting in chair
can't wait to leave house.

Can't say I blame him.
Being sick made him withdrawn
and now he is gone.

I'm disappointed.
I hope we can warm things up
when we on spring break.

One more hour left
I will be leaving early
by about 10 min.

Then it is weekend!
I need a nap really bad
up at 3a sucks.

Gotta go now, bye
have a good weekend Okay?
Tootles egg noodle!
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111 posted 03-17-2018 04:26 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Email Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

You’re sweet Miss Lori
I’m sorry for your troubles
You deserve better

A man should see that
Be into you more than self
I see you that way

Give much get little
I hope that changes for you
You’re a good woman

Yes you’re very smart
He should be proud of your words
Not threatened by them

You’re intelligent
I enjoy that about you
You’re personable

You intimidate
the weakest of my species
with necks of deep red

With all that you’ve seen
in your decades of living
you’ve become wiser

Stand up on your own
You should never “dummy down”
Not for anyone

Patronizing sucks
*You have a right to be ‘you’
So just be yourself

Your light shines bright here
You’re easy to get used to
I missed you while gone

You write fearlessly
I think you talk fearlessly
I like fearlessness

Fearless is honest
Honest in the most raw ways
Honest equals truth

“sorry I'm b!t(h!ng.
Talking to you more than him
makes me very sad”

I understand that
Still you said it fearlessly
and you knew you could

I thank you for that
You make me feel I’m your friend
As I wish to be

I’ve had a good week
Got a lot done for Linny
She’ll review next month

She’s so excited
It’s been a very long time
It looks good so far

Did you get e-mail?
I told you I would be gone
Through the Pip ‘network’

I sent it last week
Maybe it didn’t go through
It could be in spam

It’s ten past three now
I’m going down pretty fast
Want to tuck me in?  

Will you feed the dogs?
Oh! Don’t forget the dishes
No BIG words either!

Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!
Are you ‘standing’ or sitting?
Tell me a dumb joke!

See ya, Miss Lori
I ain’t much but I am here
Don’t be a stranger!     

If you have anything on your mind, my friend, it’s okay...really.
bluesysocrateaser@aol.com  

* “The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself” - Lao Tzu

...just bein' Bluesy

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112 posted 03-17-2018 05:12 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Thank God you're alright
Long story,can't get to email
from my new tablet

Try my new gmail
its winkydoo20@
gmail it works.

We have both been sick
Dennis' temp 103.5
We got bronchitios.

Canceled trip to kids.
Postponing until Sunday,
headed for Colo.

Not taking Winston.
He gets me up in the night.
Same way with the cat.

excited to go
looking forward to change
Hope Dennis gets better.

'ku is cumbersome
think I will try aol
this takes forever.
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113 posted 03-18-2018 02:14 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Email Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

When in a hurry
email is the easy road
I'll check it daily

I tried to tell you
I was taking the week off
Sorry about that

Sorry you're ill too
Colorado air is good
You'll feel much better

Second honeymoon?
I'll hope it works out that way
Like getting lucky  

Its Saturday night
I guess you'll leave tomorrow
Have a safe voyage!

Should I keep posting?
Or take another week off?
You might stay awhile

This is hard to do!
You make it look so easy
You and your BIG words!  Ha-ha!

Just kidding with you
I'm notorious that way
Getting on your nerves

It's still you and I
Nobody else wants to play
They seem resentful

It's not our fault though
We're following all the rules
It's hard to figure

Crumbling cookies
That's the way of it I guess
You're a lot of fun

I like your thinking
Even with your bronchitis
you stay on your toes!

Be well Miss Lori
I'll see ya when I see ya!
Night-night little gal!


Regards from Bluesy...


...just bein' Bluesy

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114 posted 03-27-2018 05:39 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

like losing battle
ship seems to be a sinkin'
down the dumps he goes.

king-sized pity-pot
he'd starve to death before he'd
go to the grocery.

He went bananas
without his ole bananas.
peaches did not do.

Said he was sorry
was so sick of being sick
in bed by 7:00.

I didn't sleep well
I'm angry and frustrated
I'm wasting my breath.

I will go to store
buy cr@p ton of groceries
and HIS cereal

So silly of me
to think that one heart to heart
would move a mountain

[This message has been edited by Lori Grosser Rhoden (03-27-2018 06:30 AM).]

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115 posted 03-27-2018 01:39 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Email Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Maybe run away
to a cabin some distance
to be housekeeper

Cook, bake and clean up
after a man and his dogs
and garden some too

Wash his pick-up truck
tuck point the chinking
Keep the oil lamps full

Joint shopping is shared
Be careful who you buy from  
I meant shared shopping

Help with construction
Drive into town for supplies
For added bonus

Some computer skills
(Must type ten words per minute)
Help with poetry

No down in the dumps
Not a single dump in sight
Laughter is a must!

Mountains need not move
They’re pretty right where they are
Climb them don’t move them

Two-fifty a week
All other expenses paid
No workman’s comp though

The dotted line waits

x……………………………………

Linny will be your best friend
and co-worker too! Ha-ha-ha!

P.S   No “Jonahs” allowed! Bad Luck!!

Be well, Miss Lori….please.


See ya!  

...just bein' Bluesy

Bluesy Socrateaser
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116 posted 04-09-2018 12:33 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Email Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

A dying haiku
like a dying senryu
fear the sting of death

No stories to tell?
Someone said I'd "rue the day"
That was not the case

Just thought I'd tell you
how I miss your word playing
It was always fun

I know things are tough
But then the "tough get going"
Come and make me laugh!

See ya!  

...just bein' Bluesy

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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since 10-10-2009
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117 posted 04-11-2018 06:47 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Make you laugh huh?
What? Tickle your funny bone!
Goose your giggler?

Do you want a joke?
About hippo and Zippo?
What's the difference?

Well one is heavy
other is little lighter.
Ha ha ha ha ha

Yeah, I got lazy-
3am was getting old
Slept in until 5.

Gonna be a grandma
for the 3rd time on May 9th.
It's a baby boy.

Getting excited
Never made the drive myself,
I need to do that.

Sheriff has Garmin
to use to help me out
so I don't get lost.


I'm almost phobic,
don't have sense of direction,
about getting lost.

I have a month left
before school ends for summer.
Don't know if I'll work

during the summer.
We will just see what happens.
I'm so conflicted.

time to fix supper
hope this makes you so happy
that's what friends are for

~L


Lori Grosser Rhoden
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118 posted 04-16-2018 05:10 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

I have been waiting
to get a bit of 'ku too
So where have YOU been?

I, when requested,
gave a reply quite promptly
Still waiting on you.

Did you forget me?
I told you a funny joke.
ha ha ha ha ha

I kinda missed it
once I started to write it.
No answer is no fun.

So get on the stick
and drop me a 'ku or two.
I'd really love that.

Let that old cabin
blow some of that smoke my way.
come on, make my day.

~L

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119 posted 04-16-2018 01:02 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Email Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

It’s true I forgot
I was so VERY remiss
My apologies

Yes, you did reply
You did tell me a good yolk
I laughed ‘til I cried

I’m thinking of things
The worst case scenario
Considerations

She’s always upbeat
I am too but I worry
about set-back time

It’s known to happen
But she’s been in for so long
Still, it could go down

Of all these Spring months
I wish April was over
No more guessing game

I’ve done all I can
Her parole packet looks good
Support letters too

The board may not want
her to be released to me
because of my time

Dad is a pastor
Mom directs the church choir
North Carolina

I’ll go anywhere
ANYWHERE to be with her
This place will sit fine

The dogs go with me
The cat can fend for himself
He’s rarely inside

I could box him up
and send him to the sheriff
They’d go toe-to-toe!

Yeah, so I’m thinking
and getting my head prepared
It’s the way of it

I’ll keep you posted
Meanwhile, I’ll keep writing on
It sets my mind free

Do you feel it too?
I mean a liberation
from thinking too much

Depends on the thoughts
and this I know for certain
I can do no more

I’ll walk to the road
Take the dogs with me for mail
I love her letters

She draws me pictures
that decorate her letters
Makes me smile so much

Thanks, Lori Rhoden
for writing a ‘ku today
You’re as apple pie!


See ya!  

...just bein' Bluesy

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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since 10-10-2009
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120 posted 04-30-2018 05:23 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

I forgot to write
I though it was your turn to
well the joke's on me.

I worry about
them not letting you two be
because of your time.

There should be waiver
due to your constant support
over all the years

how many boxes
of your letters do you have?
That's validation.

Just think about it,
you two can make each other
happy as things are.

Imagine happy
under normal circumstance.
deliriousness!

I'm gonna be a
Grandma again on Wednesday
a boy C-section.

Will go up on Sat.
for grand daughter's 4th B-day
and see the baby.

Daughter has moved out
she is doing very well.
There is peace at home.

Sheriff is better.
attitude is improving
warm weather helps a lot.

We rode bike Friday
First time in two years for me
I was bit nervous

He/we did just fine.
It was beautiful outside
cool on the way home.

I colored my hair
It is a little darker
with reddish highlights.

Washed out gray is gone.
(not that there was lots of it)
just around my face.

I would have left it
if I was going snow white
like my mom's hair is.

Doing pretty good.
my head is in a good place.
Struggling with food.

You have been so nice
and such a good friend to me
means more than you know.

Sleep, her Prince Charming,
ride your white stallion to her
and take her away.

 
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