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14,000 Things to be Happy About (#5)

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Ted Reynolds
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THE FEEL OF A RUG UNDER BARE FEET

I feel the rug under my bare feet
But it doesn't feel like much.
Why don't I feel titillated
At this nether sensation?
I move to a more rugulous rug
With even less glandular reaction.
I begin to worry.
Am I some sort of rug-eunuch,
Not impotent but impedant?
Why can't I shag some emotion,
Get a rise from the rise?
The hell with it, I say,
And throwing on my coat,
I run outside to dance
In ten-degree weather,
In my own back yard,
My feet painfully slapping
On prickly frozen leaves,
On frigid clumps of dead grass,
On icy clods of earth,
And for the few moments I can take it
Before sanity draws me back in,
My feet are hilariously happy.

© Copyright 2000 Ted Reynolds - All Rights Reserved
hoot_owl_rn
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Oh my...I can feel and see this. It brought a smile to my face. Can't wait for the other 13,995 things  
Meadowmuse
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2 posted 01-12-2000 02:04 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

There are few more pleasures to be found in life
than coming in from the cold of night,
removing boots and gloves and wraps,
and finding a fragrant fire, perhaps,
and treading a thick and yielding rug
across glowing room to a welcome hug.  

Loved your poem...especially the "hilariously happy feet" line.


Dear LadyClaire
Ted Reynolds
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3 posted 01-12-2000 02:06 PM       View Profile for Ted Reynolds   Email Ted Reynolds   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ted Reynolds

You got it, Hoot Owl!  At this rate, I shouldn't run out of material for another 25 years.
~ViXeN~
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4 posted 01-12-2000 07:16 PM       View Profile for ~ViXeN~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~ViXeN~

hehe i liked this poem its really cute! it made me wanna go outside and dance =-)!!!!
hoot_owl_rn
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25 years...oh my, hopefully I can still read without glasses and hear without a hearing aid by then  
devina
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Cute one...I'll be waiting for the other thirty-somthen thousand...Your a brave man!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
blueyz75
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Funny, did you get it from the book 14,000 things to be happy about?  I have a copy, I go thru and underline things when I get to feeling down.  Love the book.

Kelly


 I love the male body, it's better designed than the male mind.---Andrea Newman

Denise
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I love bare-footin' it too! This is cute, Ted!  

 Denise

Ted Reynolds
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Yep, Kelly, "14,000 things to be happy about," by Barbara Ann Kipfer, Workman Publishing.  It's a fun book, and I won't mind if others help to mine the happiness in it for poems.  Another being posted in a few minutes.
Nan
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10 posted 01-13-2000 03:53 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I just LOVE impedant poetry... I'm the queen of barefoot.....
 
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