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Sitting In My Deck Chair

The pale face of nature, of flowers and treetops
Has been lost without color, behind frost in the meadow
Under snow on the fence post, and the ice on the willow

So tattered and bobbing, and weary of hiding
So weary of biding her time in the fog
Tired of the doldrums, tired of the ho-hums ,  and weary of crying...

The pale face of nature, of gardens in springtime
Will drink in this morning, to find it surprising!
A lekker arrival !!
Of sunkissed horizons
Is blissfully welcomed with gold in the morning
All smitten with cheer !

Trees lean to the side
Drunk on the sun
Lifting their branches
And keeping it near

I long for it too
As I move out my chair
From under the shade
To drink in the sun
After dark winter days
To welcome it here

A lekker arrival
Is speckled in sunshine
I find it to be fine, to bask on my deck!
I'll poke out my neck to soak in the bliss
And what could be better than this?   Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

For Suzette's Contest: "LEKKER"


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  1. Date: 3/2/2013 7:21:00 AM
    Big and heartfelt congratulations on your super win, Carrie! Your poem conveys lively imagery and great expectations of a wonderful Lekker arrival! I love how you finished your poem with this funny line, " And what could be better than this? Ahhhh! " Thanks for your comment on my poem yesterday. Have a blessed weekend. Best wishes. Peace & Love, Andrew.

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 9:41:00 PM
    Carrie, a nice winning poem...PD

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 7:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on a very fine win, Carrie! I enjoyed this very much! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 7:06:00 PM
    Congratulations with your win. This is a pleasantly descriptive entry.

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 7:04:00 PM
    Sounds like a wonderful place to sit out. Could use a little more sunshine myself. Congrats on your win. Really enjoyed reading this took me into the scene.

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 6:47:00 PM
    None else my dear, congrats on your 1st place win, xxx

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 6:42:00 PM
    Sounds like spring came early in your neck of the woods. Congratulaitons on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 4:26:00 PM
    I knew it's was a winner! Congratulations on your success in Suzette contest, Carrie! Ruben.

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 4:18:00 PM
    Congrats on your great win..Sara

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 2:27:00 PM
    Congratulations Carrie ... Seren

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 12:24:00 PM
    Congrats on your big win. Connie

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 12:05:00 PM
    Carrie, congratulations on your 1st place win in my LEKKER Contest. I read and reread it - what a delight! Love, Su

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 11:04:00 AM
    Indeed, a lekker poem! Best of luck in Suzette's contest with this breathtaking poem, Carrie! Ruben.

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 2:17:00 PM
    Oh , I love the way you painted this picture "awesome" going to fav's ;}

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 12:39:00 AM
    gosh I am jealous how well you did lekker. I can't even start with that one!!! I just know this will be a sure win.

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 3:28:00 PM
    You put a smile on my face with your last comment. I thought the meaning (?) of the poem (?) was clear... The thing is... Im modest! LOL! I tried to write an erotic poem. : ) A little help? Yin and Yang, Cancer constellation, the first and sixth, Im blushing! : )

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 9:48:00 AM
    Carrie love the whole image you have painted here, good luck and hope to see your great work in my contest....David

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 12:46:00 PM
    Carrie, a delightful and uplifting poem for a winter day, I am so tired of winter.... burrrrr.. best of luck in the contest. Constance

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 10:17:00 AM
    Wonderful imagery, Carrie! I enjyoyed reading your poem. Best wishes in the contest! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 8:24:00 PM
    What a lekker poem! ; ) Im writing (actually: Im trying to write) a poem for this contest...but... to use the word lekker... is not doesnt sound like Ruben! : ) You did it great (as usual, young talented Lady). Best of luck in the contest and have a wonderful Sunday! Ruben.