Ronberge (anno secundo)

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Free Form For Jerry Hughes - So Far, So Good...A Poem About Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life - Poem by Ronberge (anno secundo)

I get up and make
as little noise as possible
as not to wake the lioness
and her cubs …
they are still on holiday
Nobody wakes up
Coast is clear
So far, so good…

I scrape the ice off my car
At minus 15 Cee
Then Drive to work
Where I learn that
My business lunch is canceled
and that I've done something last time
to the system
That made all backups impossible
But I do manage
to finish what I started today
And even get a check for it
So far, so good…

I'm Back home early
And have an impromptu visit
From the plumber
The pipes need fixing, badly
Before the building becomes
a three-story shower
Then I call out for lunch
To be delivered
while I wait for him
to get the replacements
for fifteen years of neglect
So far, so good…

All of this reminds me
Of the nightmare I had last night
of eating half-cooked lizards,
That were still moving,
At someone's insane Idea of a party.
But then I woke up
And was back, for once,
to a more pleasant reality
So far, so good...

So I type this in a hurry
On the living room computer
My laptop is now an island
With all ports closed
Holding hostage my 16 unfinished novels
Not to worry,
I burned all my stuff on a CD
A while back
Dell will offer a new solution for a price
And this time I have the money to buy
So far, so Good...

I wonder briefly,
Thinking of you,
If I will remember any of this
When I'm fifty, sixty, seventy?
How will my perception change
Or will it ever?
Will I still be me?
If so
Will I have the means
to shrug it off,
looking at gain
more than loss,
Saying of my life,
As I always do...
So far, so good?

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For Jerry Hughes, poet
Happy Birthday!

Comments about Free Form For Jerry Hughes - So Far, So Good...A Poem About Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life Life by Ronberge (anno secundo)

  • (11/5/2006 4:25:00 PM)

    I love the lioness and her cubs ref! x kkep up the good work! (Report) Reply

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  • (8/25/2006 9:00:00 AM)

    I missed this on his birthday, but a fitting message, bien sur! I hope we're all still writing for a long, long time. Cheers, Lori (Report) Reply

  • (7/13/2006 7:50:00 PM)

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    Michael Shepherd (2/4/2006 2: 58: 00 PM)
    Great fun, mon ami. I can assure you and young Jerry that it's worth hanging around for - it just gets better..

    Jerry Hughes (1/22/2006 11: 58: 00 PM)
    So far? Excellent my friend., and thank you. I'm sure, when you reach those venerable years of sixty plus (he typed from personal expereince) , you'll dig into your multifarious resources to enjoy every moment. Cheers mate, Jerry

    CJ Heck (1/3/2006 4: 03: 00 PM)
    'A three-story shower...' Great line, Ronberge. I totally enjoyed this poem. Had me from the first line on. I especially like how you've repeated the 'so far, so good'. That's a nice touch!
    Warmest regards and respect,

    Annapoorna Atluri (1/3/2006 3: 17: 00 PM)
    A very optimistic poem...and i really hope this would stay on with you for it is very important to appreciate good things ane be content with it...a very easy to read poem.....

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 10, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 14, 2010

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