This Is What The Day Is For

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This Is What The Day Is For

This is what the day is for
Bathing in the sun’s glow 
Its warm fingers dancing, hugging
Hearing familial sounds
Now whispered heart-to-heart
Later echoing room-to-room
Breathing in and out 
Breakfast’s fragrant aromas
The counter’s stools emptying
Like the ocean’s waves
Who emerge then converge
Meeting again on the beach

Like nature’s cocoon
Each day
Is held tightly
Waiting to be unwrapped 
Like sweet and sticky candy
In a small child’s clenched fist
It begs to be opened and savored
Untie the gift’s bow 
Let the ribbons fall where they may

This is what the night is for 
Drifting outward and downward
Pillowed by the wave’s emotion
Feeling the day’s sweet residue
Like a roll of lifesavers 
Spinning red, orange and yellow 
Prayers of thanksgiving
Always giving thanks


Happy Birthday, Maureen
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Kdkroll

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016


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Date: 3/7/2016 8:08:00 AM
Your poems have a very soft soothing feel to them. Pleasant to read. This one is really nice too. I like your style. Peace my dear:)
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Date: 3/5/2016 7:44:00 AM
In response to your reply... I'm sad to hear about your daughter, hope she gets better. I know how hard it is to let go... but, remember we should never let go. I was moved by your other poem early this morning. I was moved because I loss a daughter long ago... one of the hardest trials of my life. About the name Poet Destroyer, it's my trademark out here .. I was in a poetic group, and like it... lol...it might cost me readers... but, I feel if those who judge me by poetic name, don't deserve my loyal heart..
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Kathleen Kroll
Date: 3/5/2016 8:52:00 PM
So sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sure the memory/pain remains strong. I will always pray for her healing but try to let go of my need to have it now which is so wearing. If that makes sense. I was attracted by your handle poet destroyer. Sometimes we have to tear down. To rebuild. It would be such a privilege to be your friend. Hugs, Kathy
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Date: 3/5/2016 7:46:00 AM
I'm not here to attack anyone or their poetry. I'm a fun gentle person with feelings. Hugs... Hope we can be friends
Date: 3/5/2016 3:58:00 AM
A beautiful poem and dedication. Hugs... Linda
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Kathleen Kroll
Date: 3/5/2016 7:14:00 AM
Thx! I think the tone of my poems has lightened as my daughter's illness has improved.. I do some meditation. Letting go is still often very difficult but I try to keep it in mind and when I succeed it is so helpful. How/why did you choose the handle Poet Destroyer. It attracted my attention immediately.
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Kathleen Kroll
Date: 3/5/2016 7:11:00 AM
Thx! I think the tone of my poems has lightened as my daughter's illness has improved.. I do some meditation. Letting go is still often very difficult but I try to keep it in mind and when I succeed it is so helpful. How/why did you choose the handle Poet Destroyer. It attracted my attention immediately.