Life Is Good - a Free Write Prose Poem
Something a Little Different
This poem is a little different from what I usually write. As most of my readers know my preferred form of poetry is rhyme, or at the very least free-verse that still has a basic rhythm.
I didn't have a theme in mind when I started writing this, so just decided to give an account of my day. Instead of the usual rhyme, it is just written in free-form prose poetry. I am not sure of the quality of the poem, but I enjoyed writing it, I hope it isn't too difficult to read. If nothing else it will give you an insight into a typical day in my life.
It is more in the style of a fellow writer here at HubPages, known as DreamOn. He always writes inspiring poems about his everyday life.
Life Is Good
An audiobook is read
in the background
as I recline on the bed, resting.
An afternoon nap of sorts,
eyes closed but awake.
A more comfortable bed
cannot possibly exist.
Cars drive by occasionally
but don't disturb me.
Our cat, Phoebe, kneads my chest
trying to make me softer -
or so I like to think.
I feel like a human pin cushion -
I spend time in the garden today,
weeding and cutting down dead bushes.
The chain saw made the job easier.
Then I cooked a late lunch, early dinner -
beef rissoles, mashed potatoes, and gravy.
Brunch is between breakfast and lunch,
so what is between lunch and dinner?
Linner, lunner, dunch? - good question.
We only eat two meals a day now.
I am pleased we made that decision.
Then I checked emails and HubPages,
And surfed the Internet a bit
but I kept dozing at my desk -
It was 4.00pm so time to feed the cats,
put the hens to bed in their pen,
then make my wife a cup of tea
before lying down to rest, myself.
It felt great to lie down.
I weeded another garden yesterday,
it was badly overgrown.
Now I am feeling the after-effects -
aching legs, stiff back.
I need to push myself physically more often,
so the muscles and bones adapt.
An afternoon meal, then rest, is great.
There is no need to wake up -
On waking, I felt refreshed and alert,
free to write, watch TV, or read.
There are few time-restraints here -
life moves slowly in the country.
Working from home allows me
to arrange my day as I like.
Now that I have rested it's cuppa time,
then I'll sit and watch some football,
as my wife knits or crochets,
while listening to her audiobook.
We need to appreciate each day,
even the little things that seem mundane.
Life is good - exciting, not so much -
© 2019 John Hansen