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JOURNAL

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JOURNAL

Write in a journal?  On a daily basis?
I don’t have the time, as I seek out new places!
Life butts in; in an annoying way
No time to write!  And, what would I say?
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My life’s ‘down-time’ has finally come
I can decide what must be done!
Habit dictates the homey mundane
If I don’t write now; I can’t complain.
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‘Things’ come first; no time to remain
‘Words’ wave on thru my struggling brain
Phrases drift gently as a passing mist
‘Wasting’ my time I must resist!
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‘Doing’ for others seems my routine
Changing my ways, seemingly mean
“Time Out!” I’ll say; “This time is mine”
To note down my phrases, one at a time
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I surprise myself in retrospect
Billowing problems now, no threat!
Reading thoughts written long ago
Perceiving emotions as they flow.
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Using rhyme I imprison strong feelings
Burying deep they don’t leave me reeling
Get them on paper; they dissipate
Be uniquely me; always my fate!

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  1. Date: 1/31/2012 6:39:00 AM
    It is exciting to see the replenishment of new poetry here everyday when I log on. I enjoy the diverse poetry so I am never bored by most of what I read. I am happy to have read your poetry this morning Denise. I hope that you might be able to find the time to read some of the other poetry here also. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/30/2012 4:12:00 PM
    I LOVE THIS! I write in my journal every day and I also have a compilation of poetry journals I keep separate, i'd definitely encourage journal writing, not only doe sit calm one down after a bad day... but it just makes me smile to know that one day, my great-grandchildren will read what i was like at their age and they will strive to do the same :D Love, J.