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I’m like a kernel in the bottom of the popcorn bowl, as my Trolls abound. But then, I feel all buttered up when my son comes running around. My Hubby gets the munchies, and then runs off to enjoy the Trolls. But he thinks I’m cute and fluffy, yummy… like that popcorn goes. And the dogs look at me like dessert, when all the others have gone. They’re looking for tidbits, falling just for them, to pounce upon. In the morning I start as a tiny kernel; all snuggly, quietly, found. At sunrise, I then start stirring about, and moving all around. As the alarm goes off, the heat goes up, as I jump out of bed. Hitting the ground running, I start bouncing till they’re all fed. I may be popcorn, popping, in that fanciful bowl of mine. But no lid can hold me down… once I hit the ground! Like a bowl of popcorn disappearing, my day unrolls. At night, I’m all used up, when it’s time to wash the bowl. But in between is heaven, as the story of my fanciful life, unfolds. How do I get the energy, to bounce after everyone’s important needs? Love of family is the fuel, keeping me going, and at such speeds.

Copyright © Carol Eastman

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  1. Date: 11/21/2012 8:09:00 PM
    CarolStopping by to greet you and every other soup poet, with a special thank you comment, during this wonderful Thanksgiving season. Hope you do not mind the time I am taking to express my sincere appreciation for any support you have offered during the years, or time you have been here on the soup. I am deeply thankful and extend to you my best wishes for a happy and healthy Poetic Magical Thanksgiving Day. *Always & Forever, the Poet Destroyer; -*

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 7:37:00 AM
    "Love of family is the fuel, keeping me going, and at such speeds"... RIGHT ON Carol! A sweet write... love and major hugs, Jack

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 2:59:00 PM
    A very energetic poem indeed. Enjoyed mucho. daver

  1. Date: 10/15/2012 7:27:00 PM
    Anne Lise is so right! What an imagination you have! Love it. Hugs Michael

  1. Date: 10/15/2012 3:05:00 PM
    Great comparison..Yes, we women sometimes have to do much of that jumping all day..Enjoyed reading..Thanks for stopping by my blog and my poems..Sara

  1. Date: 10/15/2012 1:34:00 PM
    vitamins lol,great write Carol,your family energized bag of pop corn lol

  1. Date: 10/15/2012 1:04:00 PM
    Carol- you said it all! I feel like popcorn many day when sometimes I'd rather be a couch potato!

  1. Date: 10/15/2012 12:28:00 PM
    If you "jumping and popping" along with all the trolls you MUST have a lot of energy Carol. - What a wonderful imagination you have ..... love it!! Have a magical new week. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)