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Our Bed

As I strip the mattress bare
and watch the pile 
of sheets, pillowcases, 
blankets and pillows grow
I find myself thinking of you...
and me.

What comes to mind
is sheer happiness.
As I tuck the sheet under the foot of the bed
(just like you like it)   
I catch myself laughing 
remembering the times we would stay awake
late into the night wrestling...
(I always won)   
trying to stay quiet
until our laughter was uncontrollable
and we would hear one of the kids
yell from the next room...

I arrange the pillows 
just as I always do...
(your favorite one on top)   
and I take an extra moment
holding your favorite pillow...
your scent drifts up to my face
almost as if you are there.
I set it in place and realize
how many years have passed.
We've experienced so much
in this bed.

The laughter is what rings in my ears
as I fold back the comforter
to expose just a touch 
of those all too familiar sheets
(you know...the ones with the ducks flying on them) .

As I leave our room
I find a sense of anticipation
in the thought that in a few short hours
we will be here again...together.

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  1. Date: 4/1/2011 11:53:00 PM
    I thought...oh-oh, this could go different ways! Your piece made me smile which of course you meant to do. It worked well! - Clever stuff!

  1. Date: 3/29/2011 3:15:00 PM
    Hi Mary, I commented on this in May 2009. Nice to see it featured again. Hope all is well with you. Elaine

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 5:23:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved featured poem this week Mary. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/30/2009 5:04:00 PM
    Been a long, long time since I've shared mine but this is a wonderful write that brought back lots of great memories ... smile ... very well-deserved selection to be a feature this week. Congratulations, Mary !!

  1. Date: 5/30/2009 5:53:00 AM
    Hi Mary, What a picture you have painted. Amaing how material things can hold the essence of our spirit and rekindle a life time of memories for someone. A masterpiece.

  1. Date: 5/30/2009 2:08:00 AM
    Written with a touching sweetness...Congratulations on having your poetry featured this week. Kindest thoughts, Anna-Marie.

  1. Date: 5/29/2009 6:19:00 PM
    That is so sweet and it gives me hope. Thank you for that. Maybe not all is as bleak and gray as it appears

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 11:50:00 AM
    I love this poem, its so intimate and happy, even secretive - thank you for sharing your happiness.

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 4:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Mary. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 5:28:00 PM
    Congrats on your awesome featured write! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 2:00:00 PM
    Don't know how I missed this sweet touching write. Congrats on the re-feature, Mary and thank you team Poetry Soup for allowing us a second chance at reading it. From the heart, that's what poetry is all about. Vince

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 1:41:00 AM
    NIce display of intimacy and love. I enjoyed reading it.Congratulations on your featured write. Ernilando

  1. Date: 5/24/2009 5:06:00 PM
    Nice view of everlasting love. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Enjoy your honor. Keep on writing! Karen