Thursday, February 22, 2007

Oh..I loved these poems....

my friend just emailed this link and I just love these...

Poems: "Essential" and "Employed" by Beverly Rollwagen,
from She Just Wants.
© Nodin Press.


She just wants to keep her essential
sorrow. Everyone wants her to
be happy all the time, but she doesn't
want that for them. There is value in
the thread of sadness in each person.
The sobbing child on an airplane, the
unhappy woman waiting by the phone,
a man staring out the window past his
wife. A violin plays through all of them,
one long note held at the beginning and
the end.


She just wants to be employed
for eight hours a day. She is not
interested in a career; she wants a job
with a paycheck and free parking. She
does not want to carry a briefcase filled
with important papers to read after
dinner; she does not want to return
phone calls. When she gets home, she
wants to kick off her shoes and waltz
around her kitchen singing, "I am a piece
of work."


Mark Kelly said...

it was kind of you to drop in and say "hello"! thanks for that!! i see you are a coffee-lover... and a God-lover! that is great! some day i hope to visit the emerald isle - got as close as manchester, england a few years ago... should have gone then. perhaps some day. God bless you & enjoy the java!! :)

Celia said...

Well written article.