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Joy in the Morning

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Porch Smothered in Roses

One minute I am
Balancing my checkbook ~
The next I am standing
On a childhood porch ~
Smothered in pink
Sweetheart roses ~
Smelling like the
Dawn of all creation ~

I can almost feel ~
The delicate touch of the
Early morning air ~
Cool against my skin ~

It feels as if there’s
Birdsong in my veins ~
My knees and elbows tingle ~
In that one moment
It all comes flooding back ~
Those magic moments
From my youth ~
When I was most alive ~

Even then ~
I must have
Realized those times
Were special ~ meant
To be stored away ~
So that they could
Be taken out ~
Unwrapped ~
Remembered ~
Savored ~

I am so grateful
For the kindness and
The foresight ~
Of a Universe which
Gives such lovely gifts
On a Monday morning ~

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Author: Melody J Haislip

I'm either a transplanted East Coaster or a born again West Coaster. My heart kept pulling me toward Oregon, and when I followed it I found my dream, which I am living daily. My dream of becoming a writer has come true as well. I am in the company of people who speak my language, and the sense of community is healing hurts I didn't know were there. I am very grateful for my enormous good fortune.

4 thoughts on “Joy in the Morning

  1. This is absolutely beautiful and stated perfectly. I love this one the most!

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  2. Theresa, thank you. This one came to me on a morning breeze. The smell of Spring in the air . . .

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  3. The key phrase that tied it all together was: on a Monday morning. It added that small bit of feeling of a waking up on a Monday morning. I am thrilled to learn someone else has these moments of remembrance. I wonder if these instances come with our growing older. Beautifully written.

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  4. Thank you, Frank, and I hope everyone has moments like these. We all need them to get through the Mondays of our lives! 🙂

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