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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Fair to middlin'


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Itís not so bad a gray
anymore.
Itís just a light lingering haze
like a smoke filled room.
After a while you donít notice
too much.
I still remember what it was like
before.
Back when I hit natural highs
easily.
But I fell into an abyss I couldnít get out
alone.
So now the deep darkness has gone
to gray.
I go through the motions
of enthusiasm.
Once in a while a breath of fresh air
hits me.
I breathe easy
for a bit.
I miss little things like baking pies,
I dread now.
I let my daughter decorate the tree.
I used to.
I miss that enthusiastic,
young and dumb me.

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Bluesy Socrateaser
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In The Mirror


1 posted 12-05-2017 11:58 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Like the passing of a torch, so to speak. But, isn't it good to see the young ones pick up where you left off?

Keep your eyes on your blessings, Miss Lori. I think you have many.

...just bein' Bluesy

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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2 posted 12-06-2017 05:17 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

You are right Bluesy I do, I guess I fell of the awesome wagon there for a minute or two.
I'm fine. ~L
Andrew Scott
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The little things we let go of over time... till it becomes a solid monochrome shade of gray. My daughters decorate for the season... it's enought for me and the wife to enjoy. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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4 posted 12-18-2017 05:13 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Well Andrew, I never factored in that it might have, in part, something to do with the natural aging process. You may have a valid point. ~L
Poet In Pink
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As always your tender words are written straight from your beautiful heart dear Lori Lou ~ My wish for you is more days filled with sunshine and lots of breaths of fresh air   You so deserve it!!  
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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6 posted 12-19-2017 10:11 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Pinkyfalalalalalalalala,
The closer I get to Christmas the better I feel. I have some enthusiasm! I lack stamina, LOL!
 
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