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Day After Day: A Poem

Updated on August 14, 2012
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Around and around in a dismal sphere,


Connected, somehow we’re still here,


Routine, remix, rehash, reuse,


Clean clutter, make messes, heal and bruise,


Sameness surrounds our humble dwelling,


Yet a spike in variety sets our hearts to swelling,


No one notices that we grow and age,


Until photos display every chapter, every page,


Monotony might rule for the everyday,


But In the end we’ll remember what carried us away.



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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      dghbrh: Thanks for reading and voting!

      Valleypoet: Thank you! Yes, they capture moments so well, locking memories within them to be released when viewed.

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      Valleypoet 5 years ago

      Extremely well written, and very insightful. Photographs really do reveal so much.

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      deergha 5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Nice poem with depth....monotony of life is presented nicely. Votes up and awesome:-)

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      bac2basics: Thanks! It's good to stay young at heart, but it's also nice to remember that older we are the wiser we become. Thank you for voting. :)

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      Anne 5 years ago from Spain

      What a great poem, simple yet oh so complex and so true. Specially the bit about ageing. I still feel anywhere between 10 and 25 in my head, depending on how silly I´m feeling at the time , but then aches and pains or looking at photo´s reminds me I am far from. Good to remember at the end of the day..those special times that carried us away, though. Voted up and awesome :)

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      SilentReed: That's one of the best comments I've ever read. Thank you. :)

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      SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines

      Like lab rats in a maze scurrying for the food bin / Pavlovian dogs to the daily grind of the gray and mundane / a far away look in his eyes / wishing to be carried off to that "Field of Dreams" :)

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      mejohnson: Thanks again!

      carter06: Thank you! I agree; there are plenty of facebook photos that desperately need deleting. :)

      Yes, I think we all have. Thanks for commenting and sharing!

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      Mary 5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      I really like this, well done!! oh if only photos were a little kinder:)

      And your insight is spot on, how often have we felt the hum drum stuck in a rut feeling... and only later do we realize...really good...VUABI & shared...cheers

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      mejohnson 5 years ago

      I know that feeling all too well -that nothing seems to change and then you wake up one day and realized things have. You said it very well.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      mejohnson: Thank you very much! I was trying to say that it seems like we do the same things over and over every day: go to work or school, wash clothes, eat, go to bed; it seems like nothing much changes. What we don't always realize is that we are growing both physically and mentally through life experiences. Later, we realize how far we've come when we look at pictures of us. Thanks for voting!

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      mejohnson 5 years ago

      Very well said. I like the lines : No one notices that we grow and age, Until photos display every chapter, every page. Voted up.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      Mhatter99: You're welcome. Thanks for reading!

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this insight,