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eMail From Home

Today I ate roast.
The one you prepared Sunday.
The last one was much better.
I fed the dog scraps
and he ate them just the same.
I guess there was no difference.

Yesterday was Mom’s
birthday and we took her out
to eat at Carlito’s Place.
Today she said she
didn’t remember eating.
The cake was on her table.

I wish you were here 
so you could help me with Mom.
She asks about you often.
How’s the play going? 
Call me if you need my help.
I’ll tell Mom that you love her.

Hope you call tonight.
We can talk about the chair—
They called to say it’s finished.
I’ll see you at the 
contest on Saturday morn.
Won’t you be glad when it’s done?

The dog is depressed—
He misses you more than words 
could ever start to describe.
We’ll both feel better
whenever you return home.
Promise me you’ll stay awhile.

Copyright © Ray Dillard

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  1. Date: 6/1/2013 1:54:00 PM
    So true to life, this poem. It is if I overheard you speaking on the phone to a sibling, or a loved nicely done, Ray!

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 11:49:00 PM
    hey which contest was this in? I see you got a win, so big Congrats for that. And I like the feeling this conveys. Just how a person feels when lonely, so nicely conveyed in this poem about email messages.

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 6:47:00 PM
    Nice job with this poem! I enjoyed reading it several times as I judged the entries. Wool-Puller's blog is posted now if you care to take a look.

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 8:17:00 AM
    Lonely......but I can relate...congratulations

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 6:29:00 PM
    So many of us will go through just this BIG HUGS, Congrad's on Your Win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 2:00:00 PM
    Wow, Ray..........I missed this heart touching and "taste of home" dialogue.....all within a sedoka series of poems.. Just wonderful...I love this very much! So real and so creative!

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 11:21:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win, Ray. Good one, my friend. :)

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 10:19:00 AM
    Ray, Congratulations :-) with your awesome win in Isaiah's "Pull the Wool Over My Eyes!" contest :-) always loving your poems : > LINDA < :

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 12:53:00 PM
    I sure hope this is a work of fiction, Ray. Either way, a very good, heartfelt write. I like. :)

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 12:44:00 PM
    Awwwwe! Very touching and heart warming piece. I absolutely love it. Have yourself a wonderful day! Hugs and love :)