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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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0 posted 01-29-2018 05:54 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




I headed into the Useless Saloon
and got wasted on endless shots
of useless thoughts.
I was tanked to the gills on guilt
and wicked smashed on worry and what if.
You could not have told me then,
I was out of my mind about nothing.
I was loaded on pain and pity.
They were so important at the time.
They gave me definition and purpose.
So I headed out feeling low as dirt.
Agitation arose and took over,
I  grew bolder in my discontent.
I gravitated toward bad decisions
to make my point.
My points made a point of becoming bad habits.
Still the pointlessness of my mentality
had yet to dawn on me.
Things I couldnít change
didnít keep me from trying.
I felt helpless to change the things I could.
It was a crap shoot to tell the difference.
Needless to say my useless thoughts
got me nowhere I wanted to be.
Once I finally sobered up
A moment of clarity came to me.
Guilt wonít change the past
or improve the future.
Worry wonít change an outcome,
just make me lose my mind.
And what ifís are only good
for seeking solutions
and driving me mad with speculation.


LGR(C)1/29/18

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JerryPat2
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1 posted 01-29-2018 06:04 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Very well written. I've lived many moments you spoke of in this memorable write, my friend. I find that these days I am much more easy concerning myself. I honestly have found profound happiness, I hope the same will come to you.

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

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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2 posted 01-29-2018 06:39 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Yeah Jerry, I think the more I mellow with age the less things bother me and overall I'm happier. I'm glad you liked this one and commented. I appreciate it. Take care of yourself. ~L
jwesley
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3 posted 01-29-2018 10:08 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

I think this fits a LOT OF THE SENIOR CLASS, my friend . . . but as long as we can still "girl dog" as we get out of bed . . . well, my gosh!, it's a beautiful day.

Enjoyed this . . .


j.
Bluesy Socrateaser
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In The Mirror


4 posted 01-30-2018 01:25 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

quote:
"Things I couldnít change
didnít keep me from trying"
Me either, Miss Lori...Me either.

...just bein' Bluesy

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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5 posted 01-30-2018 05:26 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Jimmy,
always good to hear from you. Since having the carcinoma removed from my nose, I have had the feeling that things could be so much worse. Dennis has a clean bill of health now so we have both dodged that bullet. Now I have to focus on my Diabetes, I fell off the wagon hard when Dennis got sick. ~L
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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6 posted 01-30-2018 05:29 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Bluesy,
Took me a long time to figure out you can't change people and idiots are a waste of breath. ~L
Poet In Pink
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7 posted 01-31-2018 02:26 PM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

Great message in this Lori Lou I just love the way you express yourself!! Always a pleasure to read you
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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8 posted 01-31-2018 03:45 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Pinkymypleasure,

Love hearing from you! Your comments always make me feel so good! Hugs! ~L
 
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