One of Those Days

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When I woke up this morning

it was drizzling--

the first drizzle in months.

I got out of bed

and put on a sweater

for the first time in months

and took the dog for a walk.


It started to pour

And my teeth chattered.

The dog was soaked and the sweater,

drenched,

now clung to my body

as if trying to warm itself

against my cold

wet skin.


I walked upstairs

To our apartment,

my hair plastered to my scalp.

The dog shook and I could hear her tags

rubbing against each other.


I’m going to sit on the couch all day

and watch football

and eat popcorn

and drink cocoa

and later maybe

we’ll watch a movie.


I brewed some coffee and soon

our little apartment--

our first apartment—

smelled

of wet dog and coffee.


I woke up before you did for a change

so I thought I’d write you a note

and say that

it’s going to be that kind of day.

My favorite kind of day.





all rights reserved. Justin W. Price, copyright 2011

Thanks for Reading.

PDXKaraokeGuy, also known as Justin W. Price, is an author with Sweatshoppe Publications, which will soon re-release his poetry collection, Digging to China. Additionally, the managing editor at eFiction horror and The New Bridge online newspaper.. Husband to Andrea, father to two dogs. writer.poet.baseball fan. tattooed. He is am amateur theologian with a rabid sweet tooth. He resides in a suburb of Portland, Oregon.He has a poetry book available for Amazon Kindle, and also maintains a blog, FirstBlog. His work has been featured in the Crisis Chronicles, efiction Magazine, The Hellroaring Review, the Bellwether Review, eFiction Humor, and the Rusty Nail. Please visit his profile page for more information. Thanks!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks so much, Audra! Ii actually framed this for my mother in law


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Tammy!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Beautiful and inspiring as always! Voting up!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

thank you claymatthews fan. I'm glad you enjoyed this. Thanks for stopping by! and for the votes!


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clayxmatthewsxfan 4 years ago from King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Aww, beautiful poem! Moving up!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Susan. I was trying to have everyone be there with me!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I could smell wet dog and felt everything through your words in this piece.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Fennel, I never feel guilty about being unproductive, though my definition of productivity may be different then those of most folks :-)

Saddlerider, I agree. Those are the best days.

Dim, I'm glad this poem came alive. That mes me feel successful as a writer.

thanks to you all for reading and commenting!


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

That was so simply put , yet beautiful. l could imagine being there with you and the dog.

Your poem was so decriptive. It came alive.!!

Voted up, of course.


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

Sounds like my kind of day sometimes. Lazy hazy days, no decisions to make and the ones I make will be of my choice. I use to love staying in my PJ's while I sat at my desk and worked, but now I have to punch a clock on a part-time basis and sneak a day or two off to enjoy these things you talk of. I love relaxation and yours sounds just fine to me.


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Fennelseed 5 years ago from Australia

These are the best days, theres no guilt over feeling you should be doing something productive and what pleasures, walk in the rain, coffee, doggy smell, movie and chocolate, oops, cocoa - it would be chocolate for me, but other than that - well what more could you wish for.

Love your simplicity and your appreciation of life itself. Your style is very refreshing PDX, my votes to you.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

amber, I will check those out when I get back in town. Looking forward to it. I love poetry. have you read my Writing Poetry Tips Hubs? Thanks for stopping by and I'm so glad I inspired you!


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Amber Allen 5 years ago

Hi Justin

Here is yesterday's effort

http://hubpages.com/literature/Rose-Tinted-Skew...

and I even managed another one today

http://hubpages.com/literature/Hunters-Moon

Amber:)


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Amber Allen 5 years ago

Hi Justin

Here's the link to my first poem!

http://hubpages.com/literature/Rose-Tinted-Skew...

Amber:)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Amber, that's awesome. I'm excited that I helped inspire that! Poetry is my favorite writing medium! Can you send over a link? I'd love to read it!


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Amber Allen 5 years ago

Hi Justin

I have read several of your great poems over the last few days and read your hub in which you explained how you would be seeking to make a full time income from your writing.

Whilst I've not got the same ambitions to be a writer as you, your decision made me look to push myself into an area of writing that I am not comfortable with at all and I've now published my first poem on Hubpages!

Amber:)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

qlcoach, I'm glad you can relate and i'm glad you commented. Cave Junction is beautiful!

Lucky cats, what a kind thing to say. You made my day! Thanks so much for the read and the kind words!

for the record, I'm not a morning person and I tend to wake up a little grouchy... but I love the rain


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Lucky Cats 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

Oh...PDXKarokeGuy..you're the kind of man any woman would want to wake up with...you exude a pure joy for life and all the little nuances which make up the day and one's experiences; however minute...that color our lives. I LOVE this day you've described...and warming up after a brisk, cold and clingy clothes am walk to warm coffee and other delights...and then a cozy settling on the couch to watch favorites is absolutely endearing and alluring! WOW...a man who relaxes such as this is a very cool person. All ups..even funny 'cuz I can hear those tags tinkling and clinking, too. You described it that well.


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qlcoach 5 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

When it's cold and dreary, I like to sit by the fireplace with my wife, the dogs, music, and a good book to read. I can relate to your poem as I live in Oregon too---Cave Junction. Nice job. Peace and Light...Gary.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Cresentmon and sue, thank you very much. Sue, what's wrong with football? It's the sport of the gods!

Thank u all for the read!


Sueswan 5 years ago

I’m going to sit on the couch all day

and watch football

and eat popcorn

and drink cocoa

and later maybe

we’ll watch a movie.

Sounds like a perfect day except that I could take or leave the football.

Voted up up and away!


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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI

Very unique and cute. Voted up. It was a great read.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

thanks again, debby. I appreciate your read


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago

Wow! PDX - you have the entire family on Hubpages. Aren't you lucky 'guy' Blessings to the newlyweds. Debby


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Xeno and Debby for the reads and the comments


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago

PDXKaraokeGuy ~ really felt the flavor of those cold, wet, drizzly days when you just want to snuggle inside, stay under the covers with a good book. Voted up! Love, Debby


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Xenonlit 5 years ago

I love this sweet poem for a rainy day.


Derdriu 5 years ago

PDXKaraokeGuy: What clever, sweet, unexpected turns in your rhythmic, sensitive poem!

Thank you for sharing your day, voted up, etc.,

Derdriu


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Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Excellent poem. Very nicely written.

Best Wishes, Kamalesh


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Becky, thanks for stopping by. Second, actually, but also the last


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ

Beautiful poem, congratulations on the new wife, first and only I assume. I will pray that you have as long and as good of a marriage as I have had. Mine is 26 years and counting.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

glad i was able to let bring u along on the journey!


jami l. pereira 5 years ago

Beautiful and sweet , Thanks for taking me for a walk out in the rain , and for letting me curl up on the sofa , great visuals ! i was there and soaking up the cocoa and popcorn the whole way ! thanks for the read!:)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks for saying so and thanks for letting me marry your daughter!


heather Larson 5 years ago

Lovely poem Justin. You do have a gift

Mom-in-law


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Mak. I wrote this for my new wife


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makusr 5 years ago from India

PDXKaraokeGuy,

Greetings from MAKUSR. Nice account of the day. Who's the lucky man you have posted for. Nice job. Beautiful.

Lots of Love,

MAKUSR


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thank u both. I'll probly do some revisions, since this is basically a first draft, but thanks for stopping by!


Poetic Fool 5 years ago

Yes, this was charming. The pictures you painted with your words made me feel as if I was there. Well done!


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jjackson786 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

Awwww. Cute poem!

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