I stumbled across this short piece while putting together a portfolio of my writing at Simpson University, as required for my Senior Seminar course.
I penned this after my husband and I parted ways, as a self-soothing, count-your-blessings, find the positive, excerise.
What I Like About You
Good News! I like you again
And here are a few reasons why.
I loved the sound of the slamming door
As you theatrically stormed through;
Oh, what a wonderful sight!
The empty space where shirts hung a’ fore
The remote has my name on it,
And the DVR has quality shows,
The Passat rests neatly in the garage
Reflecting quietly with my morning joe,
And reading pages uninterrupted,
Singing and dancing to Pandora,
Your silence is more than golden,
It is all jewels wrapped together.
Re-decorating walls and so much more,
Premium air quality control,
Cooking and eating for one,
Going where, when, and how long.
Life, I must say is good as it is,
I like you again
Now that you’re gone.
I didn’t make my Saturday morning blogging goal by Pacific Time, but hey, it’s Saturday morning in Honolulu. I’ll console myself with that.
I’m not really the sort to be happy coming in second place, but I am elated to learn I placed second in our university writing contest. Am I maturing? Maybe, maybe not. I was up against some pretty stiff competition, so I wasn’t sure I would even place.
The first-place winner is one I am positive will continue to be an award winning and prolific writer. I look forward to reading her books in that seemingly never-land of after graduation.
Write on bleeps, as Mike Senczyszak writes, write on
I missed my Saturday morning blog reminder again. I’ve been buried in geometry (gulp) communication ethics, and starting my book for my English course.
I’m making headway on that book: title and one paragraph of two sentences. I console my self that it’s a start.
On a side note, I accidentally omitted the “o” in courses—turns out I wrote curses at Simpson University. Oopsie daisy.