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An Unordinary Day

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Nicole
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0 posted 10-22-1999 01:57 AM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Nicole

It was a windy, crisp October day
Not much different from any other
The leaves played tag in the parking lot
While someone's Nana labored her cart
Full of goodies and snacks for the grandkids
Prunes for Papa and Crispy Wheat for her
To the stale safety of the mini-van

Tendrils of her hair flew in steel grey
Wisps escaped from the stifled smother
Of a too tight bun where they were caught
And with creaking grace she jumped with a start
Her eyes went wide, losing paper-thin lids
The black canvas purse was snatched in a blur
The Hitler-youths gone before I could stand

I ran then to her, heart full of dismay
The expected tears were not there, rather
A bittersweet smile and face deep in thought
With confusion I asked her to impart
What good could she feel for such gruff kids
ďThey wanted it worse than I did, thatís for sureĒ
And softly she sang, with her hand on my handÖ

ďIíve never made a fortune, and Iíll never make one now,
But it really doesnít matter Ďcause Iím happy anyhow.
As I go along my journey, Iím reaping better than Iíve sowed,
Iím drinking from the saucer Ďcause my cup has overflowed.

We donít have a lot of riches, and sometimes the goingís tough,
But while weíve got our kids to love us, I think weíre rich enough.
Iíll just thank God for the blessings, that His mercy has bestowed,
Iím drinking from the saucer Ďcause my cup has overflowed.

If He gives me strength and courage,
When the way grows steep and rough,
Iíll not ask for other blessings, Iím already blessed enough.
May I never be too busy to help anotherís load,
Then Iíll be drinking from the saucer Ďcause my cup has overflowed.Ē

Smiling in thanks, she went about her way
Leaving me with my thoughts to gather
As the leaves played tag in that parking lot
And I walked back to the store with her cart
On my drive home, I thought of my kids
Their priceless worth, and hearts ever pure
And thanked God for a blessing so grand.


*Posted with all due respect to the author (unknown to me) of the section within quotes, and gratitude to my Gran for sharing it with me.*


[This message has been edited by Satiate (edited 10-22-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Nicole Adams - All Rights Reserved
DreamEvil
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1 posted 10-22-1999 02:07 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

There is a curious disparity between the title of this piece and the piece itself as the poem is far from unordinary. Well told and done my friend.

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2 posted 10-22-1999 04:12 AM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

Wow....this one gave me quite a bit to think about.....great work.

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3 posted 10-22-1999 07:52 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Satiate, this one is truly amazing. I know your Gran doesn't care much for the internet, so you simply must print this one out, or rather, hand copy it, and send it to her. I know this tribute will bring tears to her eyes and a smile to her lips. The simple underlying message serves as a reminder to the simple priceless treasure God has granted. I can't wait until that Spring day when the door opens, you smile and hug your Gran, then say, "Gran, allow me to introduce..."

Alicat
Nicole
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4 posted 10-22-1999 10:43 AM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

DE...what, you callin my poem ordinary??? LOL

sys, what a truly wonderful compliment you give. I could only hope it made you think.

And Ali, love...I plan on doing just that. And I eagerly await the Spring, for its many wonderous gifts, indeed.
hoot_owl_rn
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5 posted 10-22-1999 12:45 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Far from ordinary, interesting format the author chose, I belive perhaps to keep the reader on their toes and to keep their attention. Thanks for the read
Pepper
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6 posted 10-22-1999 12:53 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

this left me thinking.....Well Done!!
Excellently written Satiate!!

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Serain
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7 posted 10-24-1999 09:36 PM       View Profile for Serain   Email Serain   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Serain

this is very good
one of yours i like best
reminds me of someone i know.....
thank you satiate
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8 posted 10-24-1999 09:55 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is beautiful, Satiate. I am sitting here with tears in my eyes. I hope that I will one day have the sweet simplicity of this 'granny'. She certainly is not old in her spirit! Very very lovely.

(Although I am a 'granny', my hair is not yet gray, 'cause I am a very young granny!)

This is absolutely precious! Thank you for sharing this!



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Denise


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