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One of These Days - a poem

Updated on November 24, 2011
Today is that day I dance in the sun.
Today is that day I dance in the sun.


One of these days I’ll own a big house

with two roomy floors, one for kids, one for spouse

with a eat-on sundeck and a swimming pool,

where neighbors are distant and privacy rules.

One of these days I’ll own that big house.


One of these days I’ll own a nice car

with windows that work and tires that don’t jar,

with lots of room and one of those GPS things,

a heater that works and a radio that sings.

One of these days I’ll own that nice car.


One of these days I’ll own clothes fine

that are not hand-me-offs, but new and just mine,

that don’t come all tattered or with fabric all worn

or with colors faded and seams that are torn.

One of these days I’ll own clothes so fine.


One of these days I’ll earn a fair wage

for all the stories I write page after page

and formulated by publishers who couldn’t care less

if poverty and illness upon creativity make stress.

One of these days I’ll earn that fair wage.


One of these days I’ll have a good man

one loving and who against wrong makes a stand,

fathering the children who enjoy my company

and whose laughter resonates and fill us with glee.

One of these days I’ll have that good man.


One of these days I’ll dance in the sun,

open my eyes to blessings already won

and toast the ones who made the best dream real

and showered me with riches no sorrow can steal.

Yes, my good man and my children so dear,

today is that day I dance in the sun.


©November 2011 by Beth Perry

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    Beth Perry 

    6 years ago from Tennesee

    Thank you waleeds :)

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    waleeds 

    6 years ago

    what a beautiful poem bethperry!! thanks to you voted up and take care!!

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    Beth Perry 

    6 years ago from Tennesee

    Thank you so very much, vocalcoach. You just made my morning! Bright blessings :)

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    Audrey Hunt 

    6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

    Magnificent! Your poetry is as beautiful as you are. My favorite line is "One of these days I’ll dance in the sun,

    open my eyes to blessings already won

    and toast the ones who made the best dream real

    and showered me with riches no sorrow can steal." You must write more poetry beth...you have such a gift.

    Keep dancing in the sun and I will too. Voted UP+

    vocalcoach~

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    Beth Perry 

    6 years ago from Tennesee

    Thank you very much, Phyllis :)

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    Phyllis Doyle Burns 

    6 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

    I love this poem, Beth. It carries the words and thoughts of many people who go through life thinking, "one of these days"...

    UP and Awesome!

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    Beth Perry 

    6 years ago from Tennesee

    LOL feenix! Right now I'd be content to be a 25 percenter.

    Thanks so much for dropping by and reading and the kind comment :)

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    feenix 

    6 years ago

    Hi, Beth,

    Terrific piece of writing. The only problem is, all of the OWSers are going to get on your case for aspiring to be a "one-percenter" ;-)

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    Beth Perry 

    6 years ago from Tennesee

    You're very sweet, Cogerson, thank you. In fact, I do dance in the sun every morning; happy to be embraced in the love of my husband and children :) That was what I was trying to say in the poem, that no how much disappointment I've had in obtaining other things in life I have been blessed with the most important and lasting of riches.

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    UltimateMovieRankings 

    6 years ago from Virginia

    Very nicely done....I really enjoyed reading One of the Days...I hope you that you reach those days very soon...and you can always dance in the sun while you wait for those days...voted up and interesting.

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    Beth Perry 

    6 years ago from Tennesee

    lord de cross, femmeflashpoint, raciniwa, asmalftkhar, WillStar thank you so much.

    And lord de cross, yes, his name is Robert :)

    Wishing everyone a great Thanksgiving!

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    WillStarr 

    6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

    We dream about tomorrow until all our today's are gone.

    Nice poem, Beth.

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    asmaiftikhar 

    6 years ago from Pakistan

    dear Beth that is abeautiful expression of wishes.voted up!

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    raciniwa 

    6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

    can i dance under the sun with you?i would love that...well, it's great that you really know what you want in life...and i'm happy for you...

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    femmeflashpoint 

    6 years ago

    That's very sweet Beth - I hope they enjoy it as much as I did. :)

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    Joseph De Cross 

    6 years ago from New York

    Lucky will be the man..Amen! Is there any name for that man? One of these days, will run like the train that said,'I think I can...!'

    Thanks for the inspiration

    Bethperry

    hAPPY Thanksgiving!

    LORD

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    Beth Perry 

    6 years ago from Tennesee

    Oh thank you very much. I was sitting here just thinking about how very lucky I am to have such a wonderful, wonderful family and was inspired :)

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    femmeflashpoint 

    6 years ago

    I loved the set on writing page after page to earn a fair wage, lol!

    But, for sure, the last set is my favorite. ;)

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