Spring Cleaning (Prose)
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Friday, February 18, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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"SPRING CLEANING" (PROSE)
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i spent the better part of yesterday
cleaning out the closets of my life,
discarding the trash that had collected
layers of dust over many years.
it was time for some major spring cleaning,
a time for renewal and for change--
there was no room for the new attitudes
being delivered this afternoon.
i started by throwing out bitterness,
which had grown far too comfortable.
anger and prejudice were next to go;
fear didn't stay around much longer.
a couple of 'woe-is-me' moments squeaked
from behind boxes of negatives
culled from the bad memories of the past,
but the cat took care of them quickly.
with the walls freshly washed and the floor mopped,
the windows of shame were next in line
to be thoroughly cleansed of fossilized
beliefs that they'd never be perfect.
the mirror that cried when i looked at it,
convinced that beauty had no place here,
burst into tears of happiness when it
realized that it had been lied to.
when the boxes of garbage were thrown out,
the entire place glowed with inner
light, radiently anticipating
the arrival of a brand new start.
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(C) Copy written, 18 February, 2005, by Karla Dorman.
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|Reviewed by Lois Christensen
|Good makeover and truly wonderful to hear you say all the things you rejected and left behind. It is truly you making a brand new start. Don't worry about the age lines and aging, we all go through it. The older we get the more knowledge we have and the more we can give to others too. Thanks for this write.|
|Reviewed by Sandra Corona
|Marvelous ... LOVE this write! And that's exactly what I've been doing too, Karen, cleaning :)!
|Reviewed by jude forese
|strange how when we change our attitude, our closets empty out by themselves ...
|Reviewed by Zenith Elliott
|Well done, Karla...I've been doing some of the same. Peace and best wishes ~Z~|
|Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader)
|He he.....done mine......oops it's summer here. :p
Great work Karla.....ty, Dani
|Reviewed by Phillip William Allen
|Gee, now you reminded me of what's coming up lol. Loved it|
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|FANTASTIC!!! Now THIS is what I call a spring-clean - the other sort just doesn't happen with my squirrel-like habits and "just don't see it" oblivion to clutter... Your penultimate stanza about beauty and the mirror is soooo spot on: dealing with the lies and seeing the "whatever is noble, honest and pure" - i.e. beautiful - is something we need to look in the mirror and say to ourselves EVERYDAY of the year - thank you so much for this spring wisdom. LOL Kate xx|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Love your new 'tude, and love the message in this poem! Very nice; brava!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :D
Only one week until you hit the open seas on your cruise! Have a BALL! I am so happy for ya! :)
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Sounds like you truly did a very thorough Spring Cleaning, Karla!|
|Reviewed by Chanti Niven
|We all need a good clean up. Great work Karla!
Take care sweet lady!
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Can you help me clean my closet too?
Gee it's gonna take a very loooooooong day to do so...lol!!
Good onyou Karla!!
|Reviewed by Nordette Adams
|Oh, don't remind me. I have to start this weekend.
Good poem and sentiments on all levels, practical and spiritual, Karla.
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Next you will come do mine, right...? Ed|
|Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson
yes thank you for the uplifting feeling i get from reading this
i do wish you all the best if anyone deserved a feeling as good as this....it is you
|Reviewed by Dave Harm
|This is excellent. Kind of strange, how a little cleaning, can cleanse the soul...|
|Reviewed by Sherry Heim
|It doesn't get any better than this, Karla. What a motivating and uplifting poem! Excellent writing.
|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|This is an excellent poem Karla
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Superb poem Karla good to spring clean all our rooms
and closets bringing refreshment to our lives.
|Reviewed by Karen Chalfant (Reader)
|This is an awesome word picture of inner cleaning. Great job, Karla!|