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Author Name: FreeDrJojo 7 Comments
Date Added: June 08, 2006 01:06:33 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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The Perfect Day

It has been said

That poetry is

The release of
accumulated pain 

 

Well here I would

Like to tell you

That today was

The perfect day

 

I awoke to sunshine

I had my coffee

On the veranda

As birds sang

 

I ate breakfast

With the scent

Of Lily of the Valley

Wafting through the air

 

At eleven I

Checked the mail

To find an empty box

No bills, no junk solicitation

 

At one I turned

The TV on and watched

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Without commercial interruption

 

Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison

Once again carried me

Through a time of magic

And romance

 

From three to five

I napped in the hammock

Swaying in the breeze

Like a baby in Momma’s arms
 
The telephone
Did not ring
The door bell
Did not ring

 

There was no pain

No discomfort

Just a perfect day

To write a poem

 

Thus, in my opinion,
Poetry is an account of…

A depiction of…a portrait of

The release oaccumulated everything

 

 

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Comments:
Comment By: FreeSharon Jorcil James on June 17, 2006 07:36:20 PM Report
I totally agree with you!

Poetry can be anything from a broken-heart to a glorious sunset.

bty...I remember watching The Ghost & Mrs. Muir as a child.....I wish they would show reruns of this again.

An outstanding write Joe.

 

Sharon JJ

 

Comment By: FreeGlata on June 9, 2006 07:31:38 AM Report
Absolutely! Now this is awesome, and I loved it! I could  SEE what you were saying, and it took me out of the every-day rat race for a few minutes and put me in a place that seemed Ideal.

thanks for taking me along on this perfect day of days!

Hugs...

Glata

Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on June 9, 2006 02:53:26 AM Report
A lovely depiction of a great day[especially with the empty mailbox].Accumulated pain, huh?..What wet blanket came up woth that party-pooper?..Some existential suicide case, no doubt.....len
Comment By: Freeaaron payne on June 8, 2006 09:59:48 PM Report
good stuff! aaron
Comment By: Freeb doneff on June 8, 2006 02:21:15 PM Report
Excellent Joe, just brilliant..I used to watch the Ghost and Mrs. Muir, but nobody else had ever heard of it!! Geeez that dates me, lol..this was a perfect day, and the perfect way to write, is just to start with a simple word...the rest will come. This was relaxing and enjoyable to read. Barbie
Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on June 8, 2006 12:16:00 PM Report
Marvelous!  A perfect day in my opinion, and a perfect poem as well.  Here's to many more of each.  I used to believe I had to be in pain to write.  Now I know that what I have to do is write and the Universe takes over.  I write better now.   Well Done.  ML

Comment By: PremiumMelanie on June 8, 2006 08:16:26 AM Report
Joe,

This is nice and laid back. I can always relate to the poems you write.
Lilly of the Valley was THE scent of summer when I was growing up. Not
only from the garden, but it was the only summer scent of (toilet
water) cologne, I was permitted to wear at that age. And, today, I
thought that I was the only person in the world to use the word
veranda. It amuses my younger friends. I'm sure that your not
interested in any of this, which is meaningless to you. But regardless,
I enjoyed sharing it.

Melanie








 


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