The Sights and Sounds of an Ordinary Day

The Sights and Sounds of an Ordinary Day

The Sights and Sounds of an Ordinary Day

She rolls and stretches

Extending a limb

Fluffy belly exposed

Readying for her next nap


I leave the room

Only one foot be-socked

Almost ready for the day

I reach for its mate


Passing by the laundry

The machines called out

Ca-chunk, ca-chunk

Spinning and turning

Refreshed, and clean


I pass by a picture of a loved one lost, far too young, stricken with that vicious cancer. It tried to eat away her spirit, but as hard at it tried, it was only successful in wearing her down. Tears well in my eyes, with memories of the laugher and joy she brought to my life. Only weeks have passed since her departure, I realize just how precious life is.


She greets me with wagging tail

Eager to be noticed

She follows me around the kitchen

Hoping I will drop some morsels

For her to eat


Again, my mind drifts, if only for a moment. I think of my daughter who is away at college.

I wonder and worry about her all the while she’s not here,

Here, at home where I am so comforted to have her.


Cinnamon smells permeate the halls

as rolls rise in the oven

my mouth waters as I wait

with anticipation


Dishes stare at me

Waiting to be washed

I pause

And move onto something else instead

Because you see, the dishes are

My least favorite task of the day


Finally the clothes are ready

To be hung on the line

They dance and twist as the

Breeze gently rustles through them


When a free moment appears

I reach for the remote and

settle on the couch

soft and welcoming

the buzz of the tv

lulls me


I go back to

The errands and the tasks

So routine

I do them without having to

put much thought into it


Hanging around the house

on a day off from work

has its ups and downs

but overall, it feels pretty

nice to be HOME!


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Comments 8 comments

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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

We always long for and look forward to a day off work, and although the day may be a little dull, there is no place like home!

Lovely read, thanks for sharing.

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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Hi Dawn,

I always enjoy pottering around the house, cooking and cleaning and making our "nest". I could relate very much to your hub. Great stuff!

It's nice to meet you here on HubPages. I'm looking forward to reading more of your hubs now :-)


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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Thanks ladies!

Although I get a little tired of the same tasks I really wouldn't change a thing!

september girl 5 years ago

I could invision it all. You made me hungry for your cinnamon rolls baking in the oven, as I smelt the clean laundry hanging on the line waving in the breeze, wafting below my nose as a tease. I liked it all...very cozy feel. : ) Thanks for sharing your day with us.

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rjsadowski 5 years ago

Your vivid description was out of the ordinary.

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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA Author


September Girl for your kind words! I'm glad you could smell the cinnamon and clean linens on the line!

rjsadowski- Thanks so much! I like to try and make my poetry so descriptive that you can feel like you are there experiencing it too. : )

jami l. pereira 5 years ago

Voted up and awesome , vividly descriptive creative writing , have a blessed day all day.:)

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cre8ivOne 3 years ago from Midwest, USA Author

Thank you so much Jami! I apologize for not responding much sooner to your comment. I realized when I was "going through the motions" that it could make an interesting poem. :)

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