Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Rocking In The Sun

I just spent the afternoon sitting on my deck.
In the sun rocking in my chair.
Had the tunes on.
Rocked to the hits of yester year.
Suntan lotion on.
Spray bottle helping with the heat.
I listened and my armed rocked.
Closed my eyes and I was young.
Tunes from my college years.
From now and in between.
Just for a moment I forgot.
I got lost in the used to be.
I was me ... again.

I had a grand time.
Who said someone can't
have fun if one leg doesn't work.

I am by myself today.
No one to tell me not to do this or that.
Or to behave.

Just me and the Purr and Fur Gang.

Damn it felt good to be me.

I still remember how.

I just got lost in valley of pain.
The old town ville that looks me in the mirror.
The wrinkles that remind me of what was and is.

Today, though, I found that girl.
The one that was young and loved and wanted so much.

I'm sure you all know her.
She's hidden within you.

I can just imagine the party we all
could have had on my deck
rocking in the sun.

~ JC ~


Remington said...

Beth here....oh, I hear you, my friend....I close my eyes and can find the young person I use to be too....feels good to remember....

Anya said...

Oh my - how very moving are your words - so very beautifully and poetically expressed. I am also in "those" years when times gone by don't seem so far away - until we look in the mirror). Thanks for the reminder "we" are still here, and can still enjoy life. Best wishes to you.

Leann said...

That would be a great party!!

Katie Isabella said...

Me too. I promise too.

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

Characters In My Garden

Purr Gang ~ My five cats

Cats ~ Al, Ashton Rosevelt, Jasmine Marie, Riley Andrew & Meredith Ann

Fur Gang ~ Jodie Isabella and Sally Jean
(The Original member, Sweet Bella is in memory only now. Maddy Jean, another original member, past away in August of 2014)

Mr. Boatman ~ my husband who likes boats

DD ~ my daughter who graduated and is now out living in the real world

DS or Dson ~ my son is studying computer science and math

Maddy Jean & Bella

Maddy Jean & Bella
Both gone but never forgotten

Jodie Isabella

Jodie Isabella


I adopted him from our local Humane Society


Adopted from my local horse supply store


I adopted her from Purrfect Pals


I adopted him from the local Humane Society

Meredith Ann

Meredith Ann
I adopted her from Purrfect Pals