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Between the Lines

0 posted 2010-07-06 05:13 PM

Relieving the Years

Too many years of things acquired.
The relieving of, making me tired
in the heat of the day, as I organize
these too many years passing through eyes.

But the needing is there to simplify days
to clear the mind, to lift the malaise
of rereading the past, from words to and from
and reminding oneself what life has become

When treasured keeps are holding one back
from the simple in life, and the warmth it can lack.
The lessening of, to lead to content
and the welcoming comfort to a greater extent.

Too many years of things long acquired.
A simpler life, mine, now desired...


"Love is not blind - It sees more and not less, but because it sees more, it is willing to see less."
(Will Moss)

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1 posted 2010-07-06 06:50 PM

I have new rules.

For every box or bag I bring in, I must fill it up with something, and donate it, or just toss it out...

It gets to be too much.

And yes, that show "hoarders" gave me the shudders.

Now, if I can just take your metaphor and apply it emotionally...

Love you, lady.

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2 posted 2010-07-06 07:07 PM

I can relate to the sentiment whereby we reach a point in life when things just need to be simpler. ..feeling this indeed. ...


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3 posted 2010-07-06 10:02 PM

Dear Maureen I loved your poem and it did show a problem that a lot of people have,

they become collecters and finish up becoming hoarders. I think it pays to have a clean out once in a while. A big hug.


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4 posted 2010-07-07 07:34 AM

I don't have much I can do here since I am on vacation from subbing and have been gifted with a bad and suffering case of poison sumac/ivy/or oak from wrist to upper arms. Besides, the temps have been in the low hundreds making "enjoyable" a misconception so far this summer.

Having never moved in over 32 years...I have too much stuff that just means dusting forever as a livelihood, or stacking containers in spaces that could be better used.

Thank you, Karen, bel1e  and Lindsay.


Member Rara Avis
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5 posted 2010-07-07 09:13 PM

Hmmm. . . recently cleaned out a 'catch-all' room to paint it - been 15 years since the last time.

Wish it was back like it was...didn't have to figure out what to do with all the dog-do-do that's now sitting all over the house waiting for a 'decision'. Leaning heavily towards the dump.

Was thinking about cleaning the attic...

Thinking now seems like the best way to do it!

Scary, huh.


Member Rara Avis
since 2007-09-16
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So. El Monte, California
6 posted 2010-07-08 05:52 PM

Love the poem, Maureen. Karen has the right idea. I try to do that too. That show, Hoarders, creeps me out as well.

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7 posted 2010-07-09 08:31 AM

Well, I am not exactly a hoarder. I  use to do craft shows for  over 20 years and  stopped about ten years ago thinking I would start I have many  containers of half made craft items and the supplies to finish them.

Then there are those collections of Boyd's Bears and Christmas in the City  Dept 56 houses  and  Christmas decorations that I use to set up.

Then I have many cooking supplies that I will no longer use since I am not surrounded by large  numbers of family anymore and don't can or freeze like I use to.

Everything  in good condition  but  not of any importance to me anymore.


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8 posted 2010-07-13 09:11 AM

boy can I 'relate' to this 'write' !

VERY well said (for all of us in similar circumstances) !!

MUCH applause for this 'penning' !!

Bill Charles
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9 posted 2010-07-14 04:41 PM

Maureen - simpler is gooder...


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10 posted 2010-07-18 01:02 PM

mom and pops have so much stuff, and lately I've had to deal with it all...moving stuff from here to there, from there to here...

me, I've never wanted much, never had much to drag around, and that's the way I like it.

I have finally convinced them to have a yard sale. The 40x40 building we built is slap full up already and we still have another house to clear out. I'll never understand it but to each his own.

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