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Ordinary Pleasures
by Bonnie M Torrente
Sunday, March 30, 2003
Rated "G" by the Author.
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"When you overlook the ordinary, you overlook the extraordinary".

“Ordinary Pleasures”

The quiet early morning hours,
Fresh coffee with real cream.
The smell of rain on dewy grass,
Sweet remnants of a dream.

Mom’s chicken soup on chilly days,
A fireplace, gold with flames.
A cozy place to read a book,
Snowflakes on windowpanes.

A walk in early morning fog,
Hot cocoa, made from scratch.
Long distance calls from family friends,
My best blue jeans with a patch.

Red leaves from trees on windy days,
My old slippers warm my feet.
Pressed flowers left in reading books,
The fresh smell of laundered sheets.

Old hats found in the attic’s dust,
My childhood rocking chair,
Worn from little hands and feet,
Of generations, who sat there.

A shoebox full of jewelry beads,
Left from my mother’s days,
Remind me of her fragrance,
And her sweet and gentle ways.

Young or old, these things I hold,
As my priceless trove of treasures.
So dear and near, the heart of me,
In my life, of “ordinary pleasures”.

copyright1998© Bonnie Torrente

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Reviewed by Mandii Aills (Reader) 11/24/2004
wow Gammy... really makes you see how people over look the small things in life that really make it great
Love Mandii
Reviewed by Victor Jensen 3/31/2003
Nostalgia, so easy to add my personal pleasures to that list, but it certainly does make a person remember. Such a good poem. Thank you.
Reviewed by John Hutchinson 3/31/2003
Your poem makes the ordinary extra-ordinary!
Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/31/2003
Bonnie, loved your poem. It have a wonderful flow.
Reviewed by Tony Nerone 3/31/2003
Good Morning, Bonnie
Pleasant Memories, good for what ails you.Wonderful write, Bonnie.

Reviewed by na na (Reader) 3/31/2003
Bonnie you have a rarified and very gentle touch in your poetry. Makes me feel like I am sipping tea from precious china. Makes me feel I am close to a lady with dainty and
exquisite tastes. You are you Bonnie, someone I know from the Heavens. Did you descend to earrh to teach me manners and to show how elegant life can be, if you are alive and ready for it? Love it! Bill
Reviewed by Heidi Klein (Reader) 3/31/2003
Very nicely done -- fun to one's heart.
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 3/31/2003
really lovely Bonnie...
Reviewed by Jack Roberts 3/30/2003
Very nice Bonnie!! This is my kind of poetry. Love the rhyme.

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