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Reflections Again
by Mary Etta Metcalf

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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sitting on my front porch..coffee in hand..i watch the world pass by
it's a quiet time for me..a relaxing time..where i find peace..tranquility
there are no demands on my time..no one breaking into my solitude
except for the occassional car with its stereo at a deafening volume

but mostly this is a quiet town..set back at the base of the hills
the river rushing on its way..carrying the barges to their destinations
a sleepy town..like me now in my sr years..sleepy..enjoying this quiet
summer is almost upon us now..that might explain some of the sleepiness

yet i relish this quiet..non abrasive atmosphere..that says peace at last
no longer do i live for the night light..the bustle of the big cities
no more actions of a youthful life..no more job excellerations
just the quiet and peaceful life to see me through as i age gracefully

yes..i have found my peace at last..where i can hold seance with memories
the places i have lived or visited..the people i have met along the way
the knowledge i have acquired..the experiences..some bad..some good
a life i chose..a life i lived..a life i learned from..a life i now enjoy

 

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Reviewed by Andy Turner 6/21/2012
May you hold on to this serenity,
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/14/2012
Your words have a calming effect on the reader, Mary Etta....I was sitting there with you...sleepily watching the world go by....awesome! Thanks for sharing this gem....

Hugs,
Anna
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/13/2012
I love how peacefully you describe life on the river. I still spend very busy days working on my writing and contacts. I need to get out of town to enjoy the peace and quiet of the country. Someday, when I slow down, I want to be where you are at right now.

Ron
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