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A Midweek Poem For The Unsold Amongst Us

Updated on May 22, 2013

Wednesdays

They could have called it "Hope Day"

because the end was that much closer

but there were likely concerns about libel.


"Slide Day" would have rolled of the tongue,

a veritable ripe garden pea to behold,

if it had only been given half a chance.


And surely "At Least It's Not Monday-Day"

would have been transparent, to-the-point,

but too long, never fitting on t-shirts or mugs.


So we were handed "Hump Day" in a dented box

without instructions, UPC cut out, clearly pre owned,

proof there had been something beneath the barrel,


and told with a bleached smile it symbolised all

was downhill towards the blue oasis of weekend,

a soft hill, at that, laced with sun and wildflowers,


leaving out any reference to the dromedary we rode,

scorching sun in our face and neck, dripping sweat

in our eyes more real than that glimmer on the horizon.

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      This is outstanding, humorous, but with a glint of the hard reality, there is a glimmer in the distance, but we must survive the desert for daaaayyyyss until we arrive. Will share this one. The verse about Hump Day is priceless, the "dented box, clearly pre-owned..."

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      This has given me a much needed midweek lift...I tend to call them 'is it still only Wednesday day':-))

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      I loved this!

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Brilliant !!!!!!!!!!!

      Sharing and votes up interesting.

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      Darrylmdavis 4 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Thanks xstatic. And - indeed - just a hint... Not out to depress people. ;-)

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      Darrylmdavis 4 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Thanks, Audrey :-)

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      Darrylmdavis 4 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Cheers and many thanks! :-)

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