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Divorce Bard

Divorce Bard
pretty how town, USA
February 13
While the ashes of marriage #2 were cooling, I began a journal here in verse, to keep myself out of trouble. So far so good, and one day at a time. I took a hiatus this past January, and I missed it terribly. Writing daily had changed the way I think - not my opinions, but the process of thinking itself. So here I am back again, and hungry. I began with three rules: (1) Iambic pentameter, (2) Perfect rhyme, and (3) It had to be true (no hyperbole). I hereby amend rule number 3: If I'm writing about myself, yes, it has to be true. But it doesn't, if I want to tell a story.


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JUNE 19, 2010 2:19AM

Preoccupation. Friday June 18, 2010

Rate: 7 Flag

More work, again.  But late this afternoon
I did step out for coffee for a minute.
I got a BIG one.  With a decent spoon
Of sugar, and a little whole milk in it,
And came back home, and worked, and worked some more.
The only time I went back out the door
Was just to move the car across the street.
I worked, and now and then got up to eat,
But quickly, so I wouldn't have to miss
The kids.  I should be giving them a kiss.
Or walking home from school.  Not doing this.

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Without it they might not have shoes to walk home in.

One day they'll put it all together - whether you are still around or not. It doesn't matter.
But it matters that you're working
sometimes it's like that...
There are worse ways to bury the longing and hurt--more destructive ones.
Would that days like this could be easier on the heart.
Why did you have to move the car? Just wondering. Thanks. R-
( Dave I reckon he needed something to rhyme with " eat " - it's a theory ... )
In the Bronx we had "alternate side of the street parking" because of garbage pick up I think. you would have to move the car everyday if it was parked in the same spot.
I really liked how you got "spoon of sugar" in there, DB
Just wanted to rate without commenting: I hope that speaks in itself.
Hello everyone. I'm taking a quick OS break between work and work (yes, it's Saturday night, and it's really true). Thanks for coming by, as always.

Kim, you're right. And I don't dispute it. But thanks for reminding me of it anyway. And really, my job ain't half bad.

Renatta, I just read your piece about your mom's visit. I hope my kids can work up even half the excitement about my visits, in some years. Bless you and your mom.

Pilgrim, you and Kim do take care of my conscience. Thanks.

anna1, thanks. I have lived through worse. I hope I don't seem petulant. But I do miss them a lot.

Dave, I almost broke my rule of respond-once-a-day just for you. And trilogy got it right, although I don't live in the Bronx. We have alternate side of the street parking. I suspect it's not really for street cleaning. I think it's strictly for ticket revenue -- sometimes it seems like they go out and change all the signs in the middle of the night. (For another word on this, you can look at my post of 2/9/10).

trilogy, good memory. I had forgotten you had lived in the east. And yes, a spoon of sugar. I used to drink it black. Then I'm not sure what happened... I mellowed?

And Fusun, yes that speaks well. But it's always nice to know who's behind the rating.

Thank you all so very much. I have to do some more work, then start on tonight's post. If you're up past midnight, look for me (I'll look for you too).
roses are red,
violets are fine.
I love a man,
Who speaks in rhyme.