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'RETURNING TO THE FOLD --AGAIN'

 
 
jjorge
 
Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 01:03 am

Undulating piles of sordid duds
outstretched upon my bedroom rug

hung over chairs
bearing all the stench and stains,

worldly accretions, and body-secretions,
wrinkled, malodorous

--like tired aging sinners
yearning to be cleansed!

each week the sacrament begins anew,
each week they’re born again:

industrial strength baptism
at $1.75 a load,

yet even as I fold them now, I see the future clear:
they’ll be soiled, and they’ll be saved,
then they’ll be pure and bright,
and I’ll be folding them again, next week on Wednesday night
--jjorge
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jjorge
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 01:05 am
@jjorge,
This seemed an appropriate poem to post as I return to the A2K fold. :-)
msolga
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 01:08 am
@jjorge,
Nice!
jespah
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 04:28 am
@msolga,
Welcome back! Smile

Er, bavk.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 04:30 am
$1.75 seems cheap.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 05:42 am
I always like your poems, jjorge. Welcome back.
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Letty
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 07:24 am
@jjorge,
jjorge, welcome back. Always enjoyed reading your poetry, buddy. Especially like, "insustrial strength baptism."
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Eva
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 09:23 pm
jjorge!

How wonderful to see you posting here again!!!

I have several of your poems saved in my desk. I love the way you write.

jjorge
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 09:37 pm
@Eva,
Thanks for the warm greeting Eva!

it's nice to 'see' you and also my other A2K friends jespah msolga, Edgar, Letty et al.

i have been rusticating here in Southern Appalachia (happily) but it's time, like the tin man to oil my typing arm and hand and re-join A2K.

So, I plan to stick around, though it will be at a less than daily frequency.

P.S. I am honored that you would choose to keep a few of my poems.

Regards, jjorge



msolga
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 09:41 pm
@jjorge,
Could you do me a favour, jjorge?

(If it's not too much hassle - no worries if it is, OK? ) could you re-point me in the direction of those Rhode Island poems. A link to the thread. I loved them!

But then, I like just about everything you write! Smile
jjorge
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 10:34 pm
@msolga,
msolga, you are, as usual , too kind.

I'll send you a p.m. with the links to my A2K poems from that era --ie. approx. 2002--2006 1/2
msolga
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 10:36 pm
@jjorge,
Received!

Thank you!

This will be good! Very Happy
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 10:41 pm
@jjorge,
Laundry day made oh so poetic!
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 10:43 pm
@msolga,
jjorge, early days in reading through the links you posted.
But I just had to say: I really love this! Delightful. Very Happy


"...and did I mention that you smoke?"
(Notes to J.D. 6-5-03)


I can tell we're not meant for each other,
Oh just let me count the ways:
You're headstrong and could be a bother,
My dear we'd not last for a day;
You eat the wrong things -it's appalling,
pizza with french fries, oh dear,
You don't like Rioja -how galling!
(if anything, you'll take a beer)


I can tell we're not meant for each other
Oh just let me count the ways;
you march to your very own drummer,
you're determined to have things your way,
You care not a wit for refinement,
You don't go to operas and plays,
and dresses to you are confinement,
A tomboy you've been all your days.


I can say we're not meant for each other,
It's apparent in so many ways,
(you've a temper just like my mother)
...and yet...I am here in this haze;
I shan't worry, it's merely a crush dear,
You're not meant for me -I won't have it!
So why am I feeling this rush dear?
...Oh well, you're my heroine habit.
(jjorge)
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 11:04 pm
@jjorge,
Welcome home, jjorge!! I'd been wondering whether you're still alive. It'd be a great, not to mention sad, loss to lose your talent. Again, welcome.
jjorge
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 11:48 pm
@Merry Andrew,
Merry Andrew,

From one Boston boy to another, It great to 'see' you!
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