Quiet Calculations

Quiet Calculations

A Chapter by Ana Papaya
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I am lost in quiet calculations

computing the odds
of you and I adding up to something 

more than words

heart half full and half empty

but still room for plenty 

I’m calling in an emergency

dear God please save me

I’m collecting time in a basket
keeping close all I have lost

and my basket, like my heart

is half full, half empty 

half way out of time

and done with this life

half way done it wrong

but I’ve got time to get it right

 

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© 2018 Ana Papaya



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Time, time, time...always time to get it right. I like the optimism in this. Your poetry is always so special and real and relatable. Super cool.

Posted 1 Day Ago


Ana Papaya

1 Day Ago

Hi James, thank you! :) So great to see you and thank you for your nice comments always.
This is another beautiful message from you! Wow! I must be on a roll, when it comes to picking from your plentiful archives of creativity. I am captivated by your words & this reminds me so much of how life goes. It’s never a clear-cut case of anything. We always have to grapple with the pros & cons, hoping we make the right moves. Your words illustrate this feeling of being perplexed yet still finding cause for confidence. That last line is a brilliant ending as we all have time . . . (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Days Ago


Ana Papaya

1 Day Ago

Thank you Margie, I really appreciate your comment so much. :) Always much wisdom in your words.
I know about those quiet calculations, but my arithmetic is usually way off and my half full is really three quarter empty... go figure... but Ana, if I have learned anything in life it's that it is never too late to try again.... I saw a movie the other night (sorry forgot the name) but there was this line in it about mistakes made, and it was something like it doesn't matter how many times you get knocked down, it only matter how many times you get back up.... so Ana, get up off your butt and go kiss the guy.. er… I mean... get it right... er… oh hell, this is me talking and now its up to seven eights wrong... ;0)
besides, the poem is way more than right, it's amazingly good....

Posted 6 Days Ago


Ana Papaya

6 Days Ago

Lol. :) Thank you. I've missed your reviews. So great to see you here!
No reason to look back and feel regret. Life is not in the rear view mirror. Know what you did wrong and go on. Great introspection here. I especially liked this line... "I’m collecting time in a basket." Nice to read you, Ana. Lydi**

Posted 6 Days Ago


Ana Papaya

6 Days Ago

Thank you so much Lydi. :)
The older we get the more we seem to self reflect and question what we've done. The key to life is to

Posted 1 Week Ago


Ana Papaya

1 Week Ago

So true, I find I reflect much more nowadays. :)
Thanks so much Cowboy!
this is one amazing write again ana it perked my interest with the title alone so with the content later

Posted 1 Week Ago


Ana Papaya

1 Week Ago

Thanks so very much sette :)
With love. We are praying and hoping. We found holy ground for love.
"heart half full and half empty
but still room for plenty ""
I liked the logic and real life feel in your words. Thank you dear Ana for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Week Ago


Ana Papaya

1 Week Ago

hi coyote, thank you i always appreciate your words
Coyote Poetry

1 Week Ago

Hello my friend. You are welcome Ana.
I have no words......my voice is in my awe! (I especially enjoyed the flow and power of the first couple of stanzas.....the last line is a kicker in its own right too). Well done!

Posted 1 Week Ago


Ana Papaya

1 Week Ago

Hey emi, thank you so much. :)
emipoemi

1 Week Ago

my pleasure.
It's never too late to get it right!Nice flow and great message!

Posted 1 Week Ago


Ana Papaya

1 Week Ago

Hi Ms. Paragon. Thanks very much!
Loving the contemplation on life as you have lived it (mistakes and regrets) with the possibility of turning it around for the better.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Ana Papaya

1 Week Ago

Hi. Thanks very much for stopping to read and comment. Really appreciate it. :)

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