Pause

Soft green caterpillars
on baby fingers make
Rachel smile, laugh,
snap a photo.

Old men arguing
nursing home politics
cause me to pause,
grin, shake my head.

A fat cat in Phil’s lap
purring and biting
at keyboard fingers
brings my soul
joy.

These moments
last longer than
music.

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8 thoughts on “Pause

  1. Hello,
    How are you?

    I invite you to join our poetry community at http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/,
    It would be great for you to take a look at our playground, sign in to follow if you wish,
    our major event is Monday Poetry Potluck, you are encouraged to link in one of your favorite poem, or write a poem over the weekend that is related to our theme, (week 6 is seven sins), hope to see you stop by, do let us know when you do and leave us a note so that one of our officials gets back to you….

    Our Monday poetry potluck is open from Sunday 8pm to Wednesday, 8am. you have 60 hours to submit one quality poem and share.
    Writing your entry ahead of the time and link in as early as possible would get you more traffic and is strongly recommend…please let me know via email if you have further questions…

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  2. Darlene Franklin-Campbell – Appalachia – I am a poet, novelist and artist living in Appalachia. I believe we are great spiritual beings on a journey through this physical realm and we each have gifts to share along the way.
    Darlene on said:

    Thank you, Olivia. I would love to be a part of jingle poetry and have meant to for some time now. Ugh, life got in the way. Thank you for reminding me. I’ll right on over.

    • Darlene Franklin-Campbell – Appalachia – I am a poet, novelist and artist living in Appalachia. I believe we are great spiritual beings on a journey through this physical realm and we each have gifts to share along the way.
      Darlene on said:

      Hey, Jingle. I am ready. I’m going to give it a try right now. 🙂

  3. weekdaypoet – around and about – "There's no such thing as writer's block for writers whose standards are low enough." -- William Stafford Amateur writers aren't necessarily bad writers. But they are, almost by definition, the sort of writers that procrastinate on their magnum opus. Ever since leaving high school and entering the "real world," I've written maybe five poems. And good ones! But only five. That's pathetic. You can't even call yourself a poet with output like that. I'm overcoming the fear of writing and its accompanying rationalization that "I don't have the time to put in the effort my genius ideas require" by the One Day One Poem blog. Because, at the end of this year, I'd rather have 100 mediocre poems and a handful of good ones than nothing at all.
    weekdaypoet on said:

    And how long music lasts!

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