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Missing You

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Dom Mart
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since 08-17-99
Posts 173
Florida


0 posted 05-11-2000 07:46 AM       View Profile for Dom Mart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Dom Mart's Home Page   View IP for Dom Mart



I lay out my clothes every
evening,
Follow instructions I write to myself,
Buy just enough cans of spaghetti
To fit on the pantry shelf,

Pay bills and balance the check book,
Make pancackes and bacon to eat,
Pull the bed spread over the pillows,
Smooth it out and make it neat,

Be sure the garbage is emptied
Be sure the cat has been fed,
Be sure everything is locked up
And turned off when I go to bed,

Make appointments with doctor and dentist,
Periodically change the oil,
Scratch around in the flower pots
To loosen and aerate the soil.

Oh I can name many more duties
At which I'm proficient at least,
At which, since I'm living without you,
My competencies have increased.

Washing, ironing, cooking, shopping--
But when all is said and done,
It was all done so much better,
When we were two and and not just one.
© Copyright 2000 Dom Mart - All Rights Reserved
Kellsue
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since 05-06-2000
Posts 221
Waukesha, WI USA


1 posted 05-11-2000 09:25 AM       View Profile for Kellsue   Email Kellsue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kellsue

Beautiful poem...kinda makes me think of the quote "You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone"  I loved it.

~Kelly


 Reflect upon your present blessings-of which every man has many-not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. ~Charles Dickens

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill

Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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since 08-26-99
Posts 1064
northern mountains, Idaho


2 posted 05-11-2000 11:05 AM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney

Oh, this is so sad.  Well written, it tugs hard at the heartstrings.
Denise
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3 posted 05-11-2000 11:58 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is so sad, sweet and tender, Dom. I was surprised that it was not a witty, tongue-in-cheek piece that I have come to associate with you, but this was certainly no disappointment. Very well done.

Denise
 
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