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Soft, Soft, Soft
by J.A. Aarntzen

Monday, May 12, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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This is a recreation of a poem written in the 1970's that became subsequently lost to me. I can only remember bits and pieces of the original but I do believe that this new version lives up to the spirit of the old one.


Soft, Soft, Soft

 
Soft, soft, soft
My mood is soft
Touching the spell of the day
And setting my heart to play
 
Once I wished a log I was
Floating down a quiet stream
Until I floundered upon a bog
Thus ending my peaceful dream
 
Soft, soft, soft
My mood is soft
Touching the spell of the day
And setting my heart to play
 
Once I wished a wind I was
Swirling across a lush prairie
Until I broke up against a hill
Thus ending my breezy reverie
 
Soft, soft, soft
My mood is soft
Touching the spell of the day
And setting my heart to play
 
Once I wished a babe I was
Suckling upon my mama’s breast
Until I spat up phlegm and bile
Thus ending my little serene rest
 
Soft, soft, soft
My mood is soft
Touching the spell of the day
And setting my heart to play
 
Once I wished a church I was
Standing tall in the center of town
Until the people to me did not flock
Thus having me tumble down
 
Soft, soft, soft
My mood is soft
Touching the spell of the day
And setting my heart to play
 
Once I wished a man I was
Smelting iron and turning it to steel
Until the fires would no longer burn
Thus forcing me to go without a meal
 
Soft, soft, soft
My mood is soft
Touching the spell of the day
And setting my heart to play
 
Now I wish a me I was
Coming to grips with who I am
Until an answer comes to me
Thus forcing me to give a damn
 
Soft, soft, soft
My mood is soft
Touching the spell of the day
And setting my heart to play
 
Soft, soft, soft
My mood is soft
Touching the spell of the day
And setting my heart to play
Storyteller On The Lake

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Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 6/2/2008
This feels like Melancholy, and I am there a lot! and I love visiting it often Joe! Enjoy that peaceful serenity! The reflections of the water (whoever took the pict. tell them it's AWESOME, the perfect take at the perfect time, as the waves slowly moved on)
Back to you... Your mood is soft (then)
The construction poem reminds me of my oldie but a goodie, the Sloth Poem, but that out of my 1st 200.. maybe.. not even sure now... I just write em'
Love this poem Joe!
Love your hearts soul!
Write On!
Warm Hugs and Peaceful Moments, Warrior Purple PaSSion Lady Sheeexoooo

STay POsitive!
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/30/2008
Loved the photo and the reflections of the tree branches in the water. Am a scorpio thus a water person and photos of lakes and oceans appeal to me. The poem did appeal to me too. Great write.
Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis 5/12/2008
I love the imagination that propels this piece, but there has got to be another word for "phlegm" - (my personal aversion to that word tossed me out of your world for a moment until I regained my composure and re-entered). In all seriousness, I think there is a very unique quality to your writing. Enjoyed.
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