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April 21, 2013 at 11:25 pm (humour, literature, philosophy, Poems, poetry, Stories) (, , , )

Choosing to withstand those baleful days
whose menace would cast aspersions
on my love for life

I will disguise the grinding of my teeth
by chomping raw pasta
for breakfast, dinner and tea,
then gaily hang waterbags on the washing line.

If, as I am pegging out,
there is laughter in the snicket,
I will believe it is with me
and belly back wholeheartedly.

In these considered ways
I will stay active,
keep my stomach lined,
confront paranoia,
and, hey ho, the flies will not bother us this spring.

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11 Comments

  1. unfetteredbs said,

    and belly back wholeheartedly. Love your words as always.

    • Julia Dean-Richards said,

      bellying back right now 🙂

      • unfetteredbs said,

        Love it :). A new expression to add to my list. Have a great day. ( night? )

      • Julia Dean-Richards said,

        1.41pm here. Moderately cloudy, bird singing in a tree to the East. I’m guessing it’s early morning with you – sending smiles x

      • unfetteredbs said,

        Smiling back

  2. Sally Wakelin said,

    ***

  3. john said,

    Julia, writ with your usual grace and wit although quite different from your usual poems. I’d love to know its provenance…

    • Julia Dean-Richards said,

      hmm, maybe we Pendragons should talk about where our poems are coming from. I feel an email coming on.

please feel free to comment on these poems - all feedback appreciated. :)

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