Ted Sheridan

A Beautiful Day

The grass grew virtually overnight; the Buttercups
so tall they spilled their beauty on the lawn
I have fallen behind in my everyday chores and duties;
the mower quit working and is demanding a raise.
I couldn’t provide it with one; as I too have not been paid.
What the hell, I’m just sitting here on a Sunday,
trying to put off today what I can get done on Monday.
Reclining in my favorite deck chair, sunning my cancers;
admiring God’s work in the world. Such beautiful plush clouds;
the fruit trees in blossom and the birds singing to their young,
while mankind’s contributions crumble all about me
and the mower holds the gas can in utter contempt.

2008 © T Sheridan

Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 27, 2008
Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 14, 2008

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  • Obinna Eruchie (5/15/2009 3:38:00 PM)

    i like this poem, it is a beautiful day.

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  • Elizabeth Gonzalez (4/12/2009 10:25:00 PM)

    Wow! That's amazing. I don't know if I could write something like that. ^ - ^

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  • John Lyday (4/8/2009 6:26:00 PM)

    Excellent clarity. Original. Good imagery. I liked it immensely.

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  • Ken E Hall (4/3/2009 6:52:00 AM)

    Funny laid back poem ' The mower that holds in contempt the hand that feeds it with gas' Beautiful Sunday..regards

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  • Reshma Ramesh (2/8/2009 11:19:00 PM)

    lolzzzzzzzzzzzzzz......wonderful write....

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  • Mylah Bagaipo (12/3/2008 6:56:00 PM)

    great work....... love it

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  • Josephine J.W (11/27/2008 8:59:00 AM)

    An excellent work, I love it! Great picturing and word usage. ^_^

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  • Robert Siney (10/23/2008 8:02:00 AM)

    Nice imagery here, a very pleasant read. Good work Ms Sheridan!

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  • Gregory Collins (4/28/2008 10:48:00 AM)

    this is a pleasant write ted, very much liked the way you saw your sunday with the buttercups singing to the birds

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  • Marilyn LottMarilyn Lott (4/27/2008 9:57:00 PM)

    I enjoyed sharing your beautiful day with you, Ted. Love those Buttercups!
    Thank you for your delightful poem!

    Best Wishes,
    Marilyn

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