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  • So Far, So Good

    So far, so good on knuckled wood,
    my ground I’ve stood through drought and flood.
    Did not invite the binds of blight
    but found my might, whatever plight.

    To cry, to bleed, to suffer need,
    to plant a seed and raise a weed.
    A cursed plot to call my lot
    yet harvests got with sweat and snot.

    Bet black and blue, too much the brew,
    the cork and screw, and whiskey too.
    Came near the knife when love, a wife,
    and from my strife, she gave me life.

    I’ve never won by fist or gun,
    with words, I’ve spun to overcome.
    Though I have lost, the gambler crossed;
    a wager tossed and paid the cost.

    I’ve waxed and waned, complied, complained,
    from what remained though small, I’ve gained.
    Need not too much to live as such,
    without a smutch, the simple touch.

    Left hates aside, to no one lied,
    and found my stride, by that abide.
    Tomorrow’s bread, a welcome bed,
    who knows when dead, what more be said.

    Three meals a day twixt making hay
    and come what may the bills to pay.
    Through autumn’s mold and winter’s cold;
    let spring unfold ’till summer’s wold.

    Each day, each year through life I steer
    a loved career, my darling dear.
    From whence I knew when meeting you,
    a dream come true when said, “I do!”

  • #2
    Life. Your words make the ordinary sound beautiful.

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    • Tony Grannell
      Tony Grannell commented
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      Hello Alexandra, Thank you very much, most kind of you. All is well, I hope. Fond regards, Tony.

  • #3
    'So far so good'
    Isn't that the punch
    line to the second floor
    skyscraper plunge?

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    • Tony Grannell
      Tony Grannell commented
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      Hello Johntee, It is, indeed. I would associate it more with the eternal hope of that decrepit coyote in the neverending pursuit of that accursed roadrunner - hahaha!. Fond regards, Tony.

  • #4
    Tony, Tony, Tony - Who told you I was having a depressive week and was in dire need of an antidepressant poetic pill. The grandkids love Tony on their cereal box. Now....I have a "Tiger in my tank" and it's making me feel much better. LOL. Thanks Dr. Tony for this dosage of living about which I can only say "So far, so good". Hallelujah! Enjoyed. Namyh
    Last edited by Namyh; 10-10-2018, 10:19 AM.

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    • Tony Grannell
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      Hello Namyh, Delighted to relieve you of the blues. The medicine of verse, I never knew I had it in me - hahaha!. Thank you very much for the lovely response. Fond regards, The Celtic Tiger!

  • #5
    Contentment in the moment = life well-lived.

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    • Tony Grannell
      Tony Grannell commented
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      Hello RhymeLovingWriter, I have been a lucky man, my whole life; a good few downers, survived, scathed but mosied on. Thank you very much. Fond regards, Tony.

  • #6
    A tour de force of double-rhyming couplets, doubled up and sustained with nary a slip. And a fine testimonial of a life learned from, which is what 'well-lived' really means, I daresay. Genuinely inspiring, Tony.

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    • Tony Grannell
      Tony Grannell commented
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      Hello grant, This one came out of the blue whilst writing another one - leaning back, having a gander when it popped out. I am well gladdened that you found it inspiring. Thank you very much for the fine response. Fond regards, Tony.

  • #7
    What a poetic love letter!

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    • Tony Grannell
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      Hello Dwayne, I never saw it as such and so it is. Well done, indeed. Thank you very much, my good man. Fond regards, Tony.

  • #8
    The extraordinary of the ordinary explained in so very wonderful words yet expressed humbly. Enjoyable, Tony!

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    • Tony Grannell
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      Hello Muttado, Ordinary folk, sure the majority of them are extraordinary in their own unique ways. Your wonderful response is so very much appreciated. All is well with you, I hope. Fond regards, Tony.
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