Once And Awhile I Am Floating On Air

What A Feeling

There is nothing to do because it is already done

I just sit and read and listen to each word sound off in my head

They are like firecrackers exploding

A few loud cracks all at once

I look around to see if I am making to much noise

It's late and I should be considerate of other people

We'll I don't do it all the time

They will understand

I can feel all my energy rush from my toes to my head

An instant surge of life

Just like a power cord giving a lifeless snow blower full power

To do any job

Without we could spend hours shoveling

It started with a little smirk from the side of my mouth

To such a huge grin

As I read five comments left by my friends

I just want you to know each one is special like crystal glass

No matter what time of day you can just tap the side

Hear the ring

A sweet soft humming sound

That tickles my ear drums

I don't know why but I like to flick a crystal glass again

To hear the clear sound that only last a second tops

All my other accomplishments are pushed aside

You are all on my mind

Every reader who took their time

To read a strange but odd line

That as of one night ago didn't exist

I pulled it out of an old memory

Like those old pictures piled up in a shoe box waiting to be looked at

There is no reward greater than a few words said at the right moment

I can look at them and read them slowly to get the full effect

Then again I want to read it fast because I get so excited to hear what someone wanted to say

Many times I come home with no comments

Then I think to myself I have to write better

Think smarter

Find a new way to create love on paper

Lines that do a tap dance in your mind

Challenging the way we think

Taking ordinary words we use every day

Making them special

As if they for once in their life was a capital letter

Where every other letter finally looked up to them for a change

Some people think I rant

In my mind each thought is clear and percise

That is where it gets tricky

As each word is put down on paper it slowly changes form

So many words to pick from and only one word will do

There are times I second guess myself and add a word

Then take it away when I write the next line

When I first started writing I said if one person reads my story

Then it is worth all my time and effort

I live to get you to read and take a peek

Then there is the mystery

Did you read one line and stop

Read the whole poem and scratch your head and wonder

What was he talking about

I want you all to know I put cliff notes to every story in the margins

So you can know exactly what I meant when I thought up each line

Oh I forgot to tell you it was with invisible ink

So you have to close your eyes and think

I know him by now this is what he is getting at

Looking even deeper into the story

I think he is contagiously happy and writes so we can be happy too

Realizing life isn't always about winning and being the best

Somebody has to be at the end

If not we could never have a beginning

There would be know start

I was a little long winded and my head grew three sizes bigger

My wife says take two Motrin and you will be back to normal in a few hours

A heard somewhere your brain is a muscle

i want to give it so much exercise that it finally aches

Then I can do what my wife says

Because every husband knows but won't tell you

Listen to your wife

They know better








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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas

Nice tribute to friends - and to wives, too. ;)


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DREAM ON 2 years ago Author

shanmarie I like to think we are the sum of all the people that we know and we each become part of the people who influence us the most. Life can be grand and so interesting and revealing. All we have to do is take notice. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Have a beautiful day.


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

I read all the way through, like I usually do. "I think he is contagiously happy and writes so we can be happy too." My thoughts exactly.


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Dim Flaxenwick 2 years ago from Great Britain

I think this is ao brilliant. You have used so many illistrations...

Like the noises in your head..."I look around to see if l am making too much noise..."....... "Lines that do a tap dance in your mind." I wish l'd written that.. Wonderful work.


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DREAM ON 2 years ago Author

MsDora Having fun trying to make rhymes and silly poems. I try to write as many crazy things that happen to me and roll it into a cute story. So when you walk away you might have a better day. There are other times you might just run the other way and I have to run faster just to catch up. Out of breath and a pain in my side all I am asking could you please read this...Dim Flaxenwick Your work sparks so many interesting thoughts. I can't seem to control them I feel like a zoo keeper and all the animals are loose. Now what do I do ? Run for the hills won't you join me. Thank you both for reading and writing more comments that make me so happy. Have a sweet night.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Wives and friends always have your best interests at heart. You got me smiling too when I read your description about comments. I feel that way too - a resignation if there are none, a frown if there are too little and a super huge grin when they are just right.


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DREAM ON 2 years ago Author

Gypsy Rose Lee Experiencing many different emotions during different phases makes life so interesting.The drive to keep writing and finding new ways to see life in a different light.Thank you for reading and sharing.

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