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The sound of frost makes the roses cringe!

The sound of frost makes the roses cringe!

what do you do?
where do you go?
on a cold winters day
when nursing ones aches
and pains,
accepting the
beast of burden as one and
the same,
while standing at the dishwasher,
unloading the dishes,
along with other things,
including “my” thoughts,
when out of the corner of
your eye,
you feel… love… walk away,
not from you but from itself,
go read a book,watch the tele,scratch your head,pick your nose,wiggle your toes,
shout at the dead,remember the forgotten,bury your head in the past,wipe away your tears,
write this story!
do something,
but don’t try to stop it
or get involved,
for life and love
at times,
seems a little like standing on the
wrong end of a loaded
of this I know,
if you don’t believe me,
just find the nearest cornfield,
and weep upon the willows….

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  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandalmost 2 years ago

    Very profound these “just words.” Awesome write my friend!!!

  • thank you JR…

    – Rocky Loder

  • trish725
    trish725almost 2 years ago

  • Thank you Trish…much appreciated…

    – Rocky Loder

  • Betty Smith_Voce
    Betty Smith_Vocealmost 2 years ago

    This is beautifully written …

  • thank you Betty…good to see you…

    – Rocky Loder

  • ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ
    ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђ...almost 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature nicely done and written hugs

  • thank you Bonita…

    – Rocky Loder

  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 2 years ago

    Honestly I pick my nose Rocketman. I know! But there it is:) Well I like this because as usual you write with such a comfortable pace down the paths in life. I know you would like just a couple of well dones or nice work but I am a woman and my DNA says I MUST beat a horse to death or I shall clog my opinion drain. I am learning that getting involved or pushing the envelop or whatever way you want to put it isn’t natural in life. I am learning to just exist within my place in this world and allow it to flow around me. I know that sounds weird but there it is. Being without really is living from the inside out…

  • thank you Donna…at my age well dones and nice work mean very little with all due respect of course…however a comment such as this means everything….and those thst dont pick their nose wish they did or else they are in denial…lol…thank you so much Donna…

    – Rocky Loder

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindalmost 2 years ago

    no cornfields by me, but I believe you. I know. and at least you did write. that is something, as I know that isn’t easy either at times. sigh…well, no never ‘just words’ with you. more like, hmmm…this may sound strange, but it’s often like you are cracking a coconut…or opening up a can of worms….or whatever…and prying inside all of us by writing the truth. may be about you, but wow, sometimes you just make us see things about us, we’d rather leave on the inside and save for another day. ok, does that even make any sense???
    sending hugs xxxxxxxxxx

  • thank you for the comment shar…it brought a smile to my face because you truly cracked the coconut…lol…and it makes all the sense in the world,i lost my rose colored glasses many years ago…again thank you my friend….greatly appreciated…

    – Rocky Loder

  • sandra22
    sandra22almost 2 years ago

    I will hold back on the ’nice work…well done" then :)

    Your title is cool to me, literally. Mentioning ‘frost’ amid this aussie heat wave is ….yeppers, cool!
    I wonder whether we can ‘avoid’ love? hmmm, On that, I will chill (oh yes please) and think
    Marvellous write Rocky
    Sandra :)

  • Thank you Sandra…..never hold back Sandra,your comments are appreciated more than I can say…the story is about young love in the midst of beauty gone awry…I believe it was minus 18 below celcius when I left for work yesterday…little warmer today only minus 5…..thank you sandra…. stay cool….

    – Rocky Loder

  • devotee1
    devotee1almost 2 years ago

    So true, Rocky; we all need to get more involved. Too many people wait for someone else to do it…and then it just doesn’t get done. If things are to change for the better in the world, no matter what the challenge or issue, change must start first with self. Great write my friend!

  • thank you so much….

    – Rocky Loder

  • erichbiemer
    erichbiemeralmost 2 years ago

    if you don’t believe me,
    just find the nearest cornfield,
    and weep upon the willows…

    phenomenal way to bring it all home rocky…

  • thank you erich….appreciated…

    – Rocky Loder

  • Tony Wilder
    Tony Wilderalmost 2 years ago

    Rocky, this has an ache in it for me. Some fantastic lines that are so powerful.
    when out of the corner of
    your eye,
    you feel… love… walk away,
    not from you but from itself

    for me the ending is even more powerful. So often people overlook others pain because they haven’t been there, if they wait long enough they will. Nothing hits harder than life.

  • thank you Tony…the experience of life can only be earned Tony and i beleive both you and i have most certainly earned it…again thank you for reading Tony…

    – Rocky Loder

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