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Have a lovely day


Have a lovely day


Pushed now to the limit by a never ending whisper
Lost behind the meaning of a question I can’t hear
Dreaming of a day when life addresses me much deeper
Found within in a headline that is nothing close to clear

Led onto a dance floor with a blindfold and a promise
Following the jagged steps that shuffle once again
A slow collaboration to the music that was playing
Performed beneath a false pretense that never should have been   

Words in place of faces with a finger pointing outward
Fodder for the listeners who fall as one more prey
Stalking from the shadows on the unsuspecting gazers
Candy offered free to all of those who want to play

Jumping to conclusions as if age will change decisions
Casting off a friend without a compass in his hand
Sorry if this heart has run away from past deceptions
When its found the weight becomes much more than it can stand

Some can be so fickle filled with uninvited feelings
Blame is placed on others as their mind lives in a trance
In between the lines they find affection in a poem
Whirled about in cursive some accept as true romance

When did I become a man who listens to his echo
Caught outside the visions that can bring the scene alive
Wondering aloud if I can just afford an answer
Facts of that elusive mark which somehow I survive

No one understands me as the crowd now wanders backwards
Shocked that some old lunatic is running down the street
Screaming in a language sounding like a trolley whistle
There’s no need to fear me, why does everyone retreat

Just another body strewn about in some odd fashion
Move along, there’s nothing here you haven’t seen before
Hurry, call the coroner his pen is slowly dying
Look, a note he left behind all crumpled on the floor

I am just a poet who at times has penned emotions
Sending hope and happiness in fancy written charm
Not some steely daggers there in wait beyond the forest
Hopeful you’ll believe me that I never meant you harm

Those were not my wishes that are sorted out and tattered
Just a piece of fabric sewn around the fraying seams
Stitched together tightly in a thread of indecision
Cut by little pieces that are lost inside my dreams

Give me just a minute and I’ll pick up where I started
Then you’ll know the meaning of these very words I say
Far above the message found in hypothetic banter
Everyone, enjoy yourselves and have a lovely day
   


Thanks for everything Soupers. I will never forget the kindness all of you have shown me. 

Chris 


Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 9/10/2018 3:58:00 PM
(3) ... , for it has meant a great deal to me, and is one of the true benchmarks here that give me a goal to shoot for, (though I doubt I'll ever get there). You are also a good human being, of integrity and character, and that, (along with your work), is priceless, and also much "bigger" than the clouds that can haunt. This is a wonderful tribute to friends and friendship, and it's going with my favs, as much of your writing. Blessings and peace to you, my friend - thanks for being YOU! :-)
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Date: 9/10/2018 3:54:00 PM
(2) ... I have considered it a couple of times myself for what I imagine to be similar reasons, in the end staying, primarily for the priceless friendships I have made. I hope that's what has worked on your heart, and that you find like me, ultimately, that those friendships are worth more than the negativities that social sites seem saturated with these days. I completely respect your decision, but I pray, for my own selfish sake, that you keep posting your wonderful work ...
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Date: 9/10/2018 3:49:00 PM
(1) I have seen a couple of entries from you of late, and I'm praying you have "returned", at least in part. I had not been here long when you decided to leave, but even in those few months you became a favorite of mine, someone I aspired to and emulated. Few have impressed me or taught me as much since then - Carrie, Sandra, Nette, Darren, Andrea, a few others, (and an "unknown" named Terry O'Leary), and there was a huge creative hole left here when you departed. I don't know why you left ...
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Date: 9/9/2018 8:19:00 PM
Congrats on your win, Chris.
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Date: 8/21/2017 10:13:00 PM
nooooo you can't go anywhere!!!
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Chris Green
Date: 8/23/2017 1:02:00 PM
All things end my friend. Thanks for stopping by
Date: 8/9/2017 12:34:00 PM
no wonder i have been seeing you less here, chris... being a runaway poet is not acceptable... stay and inspire me, us... hugggs
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Chris Green
Date: 8/10/2017 9:10:00 AM
Thank you Nette for always being so nice to me
Date: 8/9/2017 12:30:00 AM
I'm curious. What's going on. I just looked up Peter Duggan, and he disappeared! All he ever got was compliments. Please explain. Not knowing makes me feel like an outsider.
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Hannah Borke
Date: 8/10/2017 2:08:00 PM
Thanks
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Chris Green
Date: 8/10/2017 9:11:00 AM
Just a coincidence I guess. I didn't know he left.
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Hannah Borke
Date: 8/9/2017 6:47:00 AM
Thanks for responding. Is P. Duggan's leaving related, or just coincidence?
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Chris Green
Date: 8/9/2017 5:32:00 AM
No one knows but me so don't feel like an outsider.
Date: 8/7/2017 8:22:00 PM
you are missed.
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Chris Green
Date: 8/8/2017 11:00:00 AM
Thank you Becca.
Date: 8/7/2017 6:46:00 AM
I posted it
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Date: 8/6/2017 7:05:00 PM
Membership is free, so there's no need for you to cancel. Why not post a comment on colleagues' poems from time to time to stay connected? I'm not in that league, but any day now, I'm posting a poem that's guaranteed to make you smile. I'll drop a note here once I post it.
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Date: 8/6/2017 2:10:00 PM
What?! This poem is wow!!! But not exactly pleasing. It cannot be that you're stopping to write. You are addicted. Where are you going with it? I'll check up on you there.
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Chris Green
Date: 8/7/2017 8:29:00 AM
Thanks Hannah, just stepping away. I am not as addicted as it may seem.
Date: 8/6/2017 6:08:00 AM
Somehow I missed this post and I was missing you. So sad to hear that you left! Wondering why? Blessings my friend!
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Chris Green
Date: 8/7/2017 8:30:00 AM
Thank you so much Kim for always being so nice to me.
Date: 8/2/2017 11:45:00 AM
Chris, I haven't been around lately and today I came to read you and was so surprised to read you're leaving. I want to tell you I have the utmost respect for your talent as well as your kind and giving spirit. I hope you have a change of heart! I know wherever you may go you will be a beacon of hope to all who cross your path. Thank you for all the support you have given me. All the best! :)
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Chris Green
Date: 8/2/2017 1:29:00 PM
Thank you so very much Carol. It is this kindness by you and others on here that make this a difficult decision but sadly it is something I have to do. This place felt like a family to me and it hurts to have to say good bye. Thank you again for your wonderful comment Carol.
Date: 8/2/2017 7:29:00 AM
This is heartbreaking, Chris, to have known a positive person like you for so less a time makes me cry:( don't leave, please!!!
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Chris Green
Date: 8/2/2017 10:51:00 AM
Thank you so very much Jo. No crying now...please.
Date: 8/1/2017 4:05:00 PM
A beautiful, entrancing farewell finale statement poem, Chris. I hope you don't pull your poems from the site, but if you do, the ones I've read will be cherished by me. Sorry to see a superb poet leave, but you will always be remembered w/love, brother. Love and more love to you and yours.
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Chris Green
Date: 8/1/2017 4:56:00 PM
Thanks Freddie, that means a lot coming from a great friend like you. I appreciate you taking the time today to read and comment on my poem. Take care my friend.
Date: 7/31/2017 5:57:00 PM
Chris are you leaving? Why if so? This makes me so sad because I have enjoyed your poetry.Yes when the soup simmers please return. I will miss your beautiful poetry. Because I have enjoyed them. I will miss you very much my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 8/2/2017 6:22:00 PM
Okay my friend. If you want to talk i could give you my e-mail address,Only if you want to do this. up to you. Love and hugs always my friend.
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Chris Green
Date: 8/1/2017 5:00:00 PM
Darlene, I really can't say and wouldn't if I could. I am not like that. Let's just say something happened that I didn't expect or like when it did. Sometimes it is just better to walk away. Thank you for you constant support and all of the kindness you have shown me. I truly do appreciate you my friend. We will see how long I am gone...you never know.
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Chris Green
Date: 7/31/2017 6:37:00 PM
Hi Darlene, thank you so much my friend. I will keep to myself what has happened, it doesn't do any good to share things like that. Like they say, some things are better left unsaid. Thank you for always being so kind to me. I really felt welcomed and wanted here.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 7/31/2017 6:06:00 PM
What went wrong Chris? I have always found your poetry enjoyable to read. It is a shock to me that you are leaving. please let it be a short leave, then return .
Date: 7/31/2017 7:48:00 AM
Chris, I am sorry to see you leave. You have been a great support and example in this forum. Your poetry is fantastic. I have learned a lot from you. Best of luck on where ever this road takes you. - Dean
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Chris Green
Date: 7/31/2017 6:36:00 PM
I tried to be as nice and encouraging as I could Dean. Thank you for your kindness and your friendship
Date: 7/31/2017 1:55:00 AM
I have pondered over this poem for many moments now! You may not hear your echoes but I have heard them over and over again, my friend! When the soup simmers, return! Just don't stop writing is all I ask!
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Chris Green
Date: 7/31/2017 6:35:00 PM
Thanks my friend, you I will miss and your amazing poetry. Just keep writing Rick and I will do the same somewhere.
Date: 7/30/2017 3:59:00 PM
Chris, you are an encourager as well as a beacon for the mediocre such as I. Never have I received a negative comment, and I guess that's because my poetry is no threat to anyone's petty pen. You are truly a top poet, and I so wish you would rise above the fray and stay.
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Chris Green
Date: 7/31/2017 6:33:00 PM
Mediocre??? Never my friend, I always looked forward to your poetry. You have such a gift and I know many on here see it. I will miss you Sunlite, you always made me smile.
Date: 7/30/2017 1:36:00 PM
Chris, I haven't been able to visit as much as I'm away on holiday with my family. I was directed to this poem by Jan. It makes me very sad. I hope that you reconsider. You are a talented poet. Misunderstandings happen a plenty here, but leaving won't solve anything.
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Chris Green
Date: 7/31/2017 6:32:00 PM
Thank you Eileen and it's ok, I understand and really visits or lack of visits have nothing to do with this decision. I also know misunderstandings happen but I truly believe it is time to walk away and let the dust settle. Thank you for your kindness.
Date: 7/30/2017 10:37:00 AM
Dear Chris, your poem makes me sad. I have always loved your poems, even though I have not been commenting much recently because of travel. Please stay. Hugs, Agnes
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Chris Green
Date: 7/31/2017 6:30:00 PM
I am sorry Agnes, I didn't want to make you sad. Your kindness always made me smile and that is something I will look back on often.
Date: 7/30/2017 9:28:00 AM
Good morning Chris, I must say I am stunned. I wish now I would have commented on more of your poetry. You are such and incredibly talented poet you andyour musings will be greatly missed. I would like to take this moment to thank you for the kind comments and wonderful support you showed me. You have inspired a great many people here on this site as I'm sure you have elsewhere in life. Hopefully this will be a brief hiatus but if not take care and my your journey be blessed with Hope and joy
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Chris Green
Date: 7/31/2017 6:28:00 PM
Edward, thank you so much but this has very little to do with commenting. I am non-confrontational and sometimes I feel it is better to just walk away. Thanks for the kindness you have shown me.
Date: 7/30/2017 8:39:00 AM
I feel like I'm losing a family. ;( Chris you were always kind to me and such a dear friend I truly appreciate. I'll miss you always and hopefully you're just taking a break and will be back when you're ready. We're maybe just soup friends but in my heart, you're an amazing friend... So you take good care of yourself and if ever you need a friend, I'm always here. God be with you always my dear friend... xoxo, Kina :)
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Chris Green
Date: 7/31/2017 6:27:00 PM
My friend, you will always be family to me. Your friendship and the kindness you showed to me throughout my stay here is something I will forever cherish.
Date: 7/29/2017 8:28:00 PM
You can't leave. You are loved too much! Please say you will be back soon? I so look forward to your wonderful poetry. This poem is such a gift. It is a masterpiece that demonstrates your considerable talents! I am sorry I have not been around as much the past couple of weeks but I had surgery and was not up to par. Please take good care of yourself and return to us real soon. Blessings and Love my friend, Connie
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Chris Green
Date: 7/31/2017 6:26:00 PM
Thanks so much Connie...sometimes that is the problem. :) I am sorry to hear about your surgery, I hope you will feel much better soon. Your friendship was a true gift to me.
Date: 7/29/2017 4:10:00 PM
Chris, this last poem is so lovely. Your morning and evening poems and all the others too are what I looked forward to each day. I hope you find a way back here again but more than that, I hope you know how much you mean to me, friend. You will be missed <3
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Chris Green
Date: 7/31/2017 6:24:00 PM
Thank you Sara, I will miss you too my friend. I truly do appreciate you and the friendship you have shown me while I was here.
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