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An Old Beat-Up World
by Lisa Hilbers
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An Old Beat Up World

 

 

Half; maybe more, of a lifetime gone,
funny; even odd, one might say- That
itís taken Ďtil now for me to notice how
clear and blue a clear blue sky really is-
or, how imperfect a perfect day actually might be-
Although the children didnít phone-
The robins still sang their morning songs-
The mailman didnít deliver notices of great wealth-
but the sun that shines on me, is still just as warm-
Prince Charming didnít and probably never will, come


Gallantly riding in on his white steed-
but, thatís okay, for I remembered all those wonderful years
I had with my own real Prince Charming- and he rode an
old beat up Ford,
The scales claims I didnít lose a pound- Maybe they are
right, maybe they arenít- Either way is fine with me- For
that extra slice of chocolate silk ribbon pie, was worth it all-
The calendar in the front hallway still marks the birth date of my
childhood best friend-
Iím still fond of skipping stones, kicking cans, picking wild
berries, and eating them straight from the vine-
Perfection. Oh yes, wasnít that what it was when you took the
velvet petal of the rose, and rubbed it against my cheek? It was
tenderness extraordinaire- It was that clear blue sky; Just as
clear today as it ever was-

 



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Reviewed by E T Waldron
Good to read you Lisa! This is exquisite and uplifting!

Eileen
Reviewed by Sherry Heim
Life is what it is and it is our attitude that makes it a beat-up world or an upbeat one. Perfection surrounds us, even amid the imperfection, and life HAS truly been worth living. I now appreciate those things that I have no hand in, much more than I did in the past when I was so busy making my way that I failed to see the beauty in the starry night. Today I revel in the beauty of all creation...the perfection of an infant's toes and that of a budding rose...yes, life is good and we are not only getting older, we are getting better at understanding how fortunate we are and have always been. I love this beauty of a write, Lisa. I am going to keep it and whenever I feel like life has smacked me with a left hook, read it to regain my center.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by L. Figgins
Oh Lisa, this write is "perfect"! Pure gratitude for the worth of what really matters. Thank you for posting this...

Lin
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Moving write!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher
Beautiful done, nice to see you (or is it read you?) again,
B&R
Reviewed by richard cederberg
I agree, circumstance doesn't have a lot to do with focus. It's always better to search for the good! I've found that what is perfectly understandable now was once something that was lost in idle grasping.

Something about going through that inevitable doorway - the old age of youth and the youth of old age - that cleans the scales from the senses.

Good write
Richard
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Lisa,

O, how I've missed you! And your beautifully moving verse; this is no exception--lovely emotive prose. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Hope you have gotten the rain you needed, but not too much.
Reviewed by Carole Mathys
I love this one, it touches those thoughts that we don't often speak out loud, but often think about...one of my favorites of yours Lisa.. excellent writing
love and peace, Carole
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
"It was
tenderness extraordinaire- It was that clear blue sky; Just as
clear today as it ever was-"

Lisa, I enjoyed your wonderfully expressed memories and summarizations!


Reviewed by Felix Perry
This poem and your big heart are also perfection to me Lisa, I love your writes now as I did when I read the first one. This poem is wise, expressive and makes so much sense of the universe.Very nice.

Fee
Reviewed by George Carroll
A slice of yesterday that you accept and can live with. Good to see you back again. Excellent write.
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