The Best Seat In The House

The Best Seat In The House

A Poem by Debbie_Philly

Best Seat In The House

October 8, 2013 at 2:34pm

Best Seat In The House


Sitting here at the kitchen table this morning

drinking the blackest of coffee letting the

most amazing cool breeze envelope me through

the back window I forget for a moment that I am

still in the city which for me is a love/ hate relationship.


Sun streaming through the screen wondering if this

should be my writing spot from now on........

As I let my senses wander, a flock of geese fly by

not seeing them... only hearing the sounds I let my mind

take over such a calmness  it is new to me.


The cat trying to decide if she would rather lay on my

keyboard or jump over me to the window sill for a game

of let me THINK I can catch the birds,yet she is to confined

                               AS AM I

Why do the geese fly south for the winter why do they run from

the breeze as I run into it letting me feel like there’s a chance.


I have so much to do and so little time yet I let it get away

getting distracted so easily even the sound of the street cleaner

out front has me jumping up to go see while I’m in the middle of

writing. So many sounds... the stir of a spoon from across the alley

someone else is hammering on the wall two doors down.


Trains tooting their horns while the birds chirp frantically fighting

over a crumb... the wind chimes from the front porch make their

musical appearance  right in the mist of the black cloud coming

from a speeding tractor trailer, today the best seat in the house

is the kitchen table where I draw my inspiration so I can actually hear

the words that I write in turn helping me to FEEL just that much more.


Debbie Kelly ( Debbie Philly)


10/8/2013



© 2013 Debbie_Philly



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All the strange immediacy of every day. . .your attention a 360-degree field of openness. In that deepening crackle of ordinariness lies a mysterious Source. The Best Seat in the House is indeed where you always already are. Your poem encourages such simple sanctuary.

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Debbie_Philly

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much Pax :) That means allot that you read my poem.... I will be over to see you as wel.. read more



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so good to be allowed to glimpse this sacred space

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Debbie_Philly

1 Year Ago

Thank you... and Im sorry it took so long to reply... I have been out of commission... Im so so sorr.. read more
Emily B

1 Year Ago

I've been having internet troubles as well :) good to see you back
All the strange immediacy of every day. . .your attention a 360-degree field of openness. In that deepening crackle of ordinariness lies a mysterious Source. The Best Seat in the House is indeed where you always already are. Your poem encourages such simple sanctuary.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Debbie_Philly

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much Pax :) That means allot that you read my poem.... I will be over to see you as wel.. read more
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Dig your style! You write portraits, Debbie. Feel like I'm seeing everything you write, and what an awareness of awareness you have. Awesome stuff :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Debbie_Philly

3 Years Ago

WOW... thats an amazing compliment... Im very honored and overwhelmed thank you !! :)
Hear the words that I write, hmmm...... I love that phrase. I can certainly relate to this. Monday mornings used to be mine. I would sit at the family room table and soak up the serene silence mixed with tinges of wind chime.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Debbie_Philly

3 Years Ago

Sounds Lovely Michael... yes Im waiting for Spring to come back so I can Open a window around here.... read more
Michael G. Smith

3 Years Ago

The weather was nice I took my tv and xbox 360 out on the patio yesterday.
Debbie I have to admire your sense for understanding signs of natures. Like geese flying directions your cat moods and all the detailed you mentioned, welcomed me into the worlds of yours:)

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Debbie_Philly

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much Amos... and you are most Welcomed to my world... looking forward to knowing yours .. read more
A. Amos

3 Years Ago

You're most welcome my friend
Great changes in the winds of thought with a nice blend;)

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Debbie_Philly

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much Kristina ... I appreciate you taking the time to read my poetry... I will be over .. read more
Kristina Kerstein

3 Years Ago

Your welcome :)
Debbie_Philly

3 Years Ago

:) Welcome to The Writers Cafe !!
where I can actually hear the words I write. Amazing. I cant remember the last morning I had like this so I'm living vicariously through yours and scanning the skies for migrant fliers

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Debbie_Philly

4 Years Ago

Awwww Thank you so much TL for reading... sorry it took so long to respond..... my son got married .. read more
I like the progreesion from thinking to feeling. Although the poem is wrought with imagery, among other sensations, it feels like a nice mix of feeling and then thinking about those feelings, which is what good poetry does. Also, your kitchen, and coffeee, sound wonderful.

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Debbie_Philly

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much Epipsy for reading... sorry it took so long to respond..... my son got married las.. read more
I was right there at the kitchen table with you poet. Very serene and calming scene, even though a million things are happening in the background. Love this! Thanks for sharing!

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Debbie_Philly

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much Smurfett for reading... sorry it took so long to respond..... my son got married .. read more
smurfett

4 Years Ago

No worries Deb! Life happens....and much love and congrats to your son and new daughter in law!!

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Hello everyone, My name is Debbie , I have been writing for about 13 years now, I'm 51 years old and live in Philly. I used to have a show on Blog talk Radio called REVERSE with Michael Quigg every o.. more..

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