This life, dull
as it seems, without
toys, expensive vacations
to island beaches–
still, it’s mine
loved for its loving,
children, friends, the poetry
found in moon and stars,
moments of cat purrs–
talk, a movie, and a walk
into the sunset.
This life, dull
only to others,
but to me
(most of the time). Yes, worries,
but still, I’m dancing. . .
into the sunset.
Today, Day 12, NaPoWriMo, challenges us “to write a poem about a dull thing that you own, and why (and how) you love it.” Another shadorma train and more lists.
I love the positive message in this, Merril. Great job!
Thank you very much, Jill!
That’s the way I feel too…most of the time 🙂
Yes, I know. 😉
Beautifully done. So many people would love a piece of your “dull”.
Yes, you’re right. I’m fortunate to have it.
I’m with you
Thank you, Derrick.
A beautiful poem on those lovely things in life.
Thank you very much, Holly!
you are welome!
Merril! We are so alike! This is perfect. I’m printing it out to keep in my journal.
Oh, wow. Thank you so much, Charlotte. I am honored!
You have the recipe for contentment, Merril!
Thank you, Marian!
– and towards the sunrise – keep on dancing to your own rhythm –
I will. Thank you, Susan!
(Sorry, I’m so behind on reading your posts.)
Poetry found in life can be fulfilling.
Yes, thank you, Ken.
This is so perfect. Our lives would not make for exciting biographies, and yet maybe they are richer for all that. (K)
Yes, I think so, Kerfe. Thank you.
(I just commented on Shuku Li’s post that I’m singing along with you to South Pacific–but actually, probably West Side Story even more.
We were singing along with YouTube videos having started with “Little GTO”…it’s a winding road, but I think we always somehow end up with Tony and Maria.
Well, who doesn’t? 😉
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Thank you so much! Let me see, if I have a chance to get to this. I’m not sure if I have time for another challenge. . .but we’ll see. 🙂
Oh Merril. I’m reading your poems in reverse so this is quite the contrast from the scream! And what a pleasure. Your life, never dull. Always the moon and the stars! Mr. Jason Robert Brown would be proud. Recalling the song, she choose money and fast cars and Hollywood but never got the moon even though it was always on offer. Embrace your moon and stars and husband and family. That ‘dullness’ will do over a vacant villa party in Nice any day 🌙🌟
Thank you, dear Damien. You know, I hadn’t even thought of the song, but you are so right. Now Audra’s singing it in my head. 🙂
…You know, I sang Stars and the Moon several years ago when we staged Songs For A New World. And I think your life is definitely not dull, contentment is never ever unshiny.
Day 12! YES DAY 12 AT LAST.
Thank you so much, Shuku Li!
My younger daughter was in a theater program when she in high school that did Songs for a New World. She got sing Christmas Lullaby. It made me cry.
You’re on a roll! 🙂
I was Woman 2, so I got the Unsatisfied Wife, Stars and the Moon, and Mrs. Claus. It was an interesting run, that I can tell you! (especially since I had to fall off the stage as if I were falling out the window…)
It was a summer teen program, so they expanded beyond the roles. I forget now exactly which other songs she sang. I’m glad you survived the fall!
Me too! It was always a bit of a gamble…
I imagine it was! 🙂