It's Just Life

It's Just Life

A Poem by James
"

Just goofing off a little.

"
Black coffee in the morning
and a two car garage.
My car won't fit
in that crowded collage.
So I park outside
in the frost and in the rain
Scraping ice in the winter,
but I never complain.
I go through my life
in the usual way
working the same  job, 
day after day.

On Sundays, I pray
I believe the Word is true.
I'm three rows from the front
behind the amen pew.
They made me a deacon
whatever that means;
helping with the congregation,
but please, not the teens.

We've reared four children
in a house that's too loud,
no drugs and no jail
my mother would be proud.
Once a month I take my wife
on a date night for dinner,
so those matrimonial bonds
don't get any thinner.
The menus never change
we order the same dish.
I get the chicken,
and she orders the fish.

My house needs a new roof
and the siding needs painting
My grass is too long
the neighbor's dog needs better training.
My car needs a tune-up
the tires are old
but the radio still works
and the air blows cold.

I moved to the coast
so I could play in the sand
but nothing works out
exactly as planned.
I wanted a boat
to play on the ocean
but my salary won't support
such an expensive notion.
So I go to the beach 
and bake in the sun
only for a few hours,
after that, it's not fun.

Back at home I sit in my chair
lost in a book or maybe T.V.
or playing banjo in a band
how cool would that be?
I look at my wife 
while she sits and reads
and wonder if I've taken care 
of all her hopes and dreams.

All-in-all
Life isn't too bad
remembering all the fun
and good times we've had.
It's not all been easy
we still struggle with debt,
get angry with each other
but we've not given up, yet.
I still love my wife
and the sex is okay
life's really pretty good,
I think I'll stay.

© 2017 James



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A fun & truthful look at the average life! I love the way you spill your well-selected details to paint a word picture with good rhythm & rhyme. I love the sardonic tone about the various aspects of maintaining a marriage. This is the poster child for SHOW instead of tell . . . we get it, that there are ups & downs, but it's all worthwhile anyway! I'm reminded of "Ordinary Average Guy" by Joe Walsh:
"And every Saturday we work in the yard
Pick up the dog doo
Hope that it's hard (woof woof)"

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

James

1 Year Ago

Is it wrong that I posted this on my anniversary? It's all really pretty good. Thanks.
barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Your hunny will be underwhelmed by your enthusiasm, I'm afraid! *wink! wink!* (((HUGS)))



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I don't know what else to say other than I absolutely loved this poem and how real it feels.
I like the part about still loving your wife. a woman should be loved. her man should make her feel that she is. it's never perfect and not always easy but the bonds stay strong.

Posted 7 Months Ago


James

7 Months Ago

It's never easy, but the good out weighs the bad, by far. We still enjoy hanging out together and t.. read more
A very relatable read.
Things rarely turn out the way that we imagined they would.
Thank you!
Resa :)

Posted 7 Months Ago


hi James, im new on site just reading some of your writes, i loved this piece it went so well, and so true in many of households, a great write will be reading some more,, Tracey

Posted 7 Months Ago


That was great! It was so much fun to read. This is one of the best poems I have read! Nice writing James!

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

James

8 Months Ago

Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed this. Life really is pretty good.
haha I hope you wife doesn't read the sex is okay - hey man, it works both ways you know.

this is such a refreshing poem to read here, it's light like the meter like the life itself - nice one X

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

James

1 Year Ago

Maybe I should revise that line before I get in trouble.
KWP

1 Year Ago

i'm still laughing ... but no don't change it, it matches the rest of the poem X
KWP

1 Year Ago

oh i just read you posted this on your anniversary - you just get funnier and funnier :D
Oh..I loved it. It simply left me smiling. Nice and sweet

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

James

1 Year Ago

I'm glad it did. Thank you.
yes, life seems sometimes to be a clutter of endless monotony...and yet if it were gone...we would miss it greatly---we need to be grateful for the things we do have...and embrace them.

j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


A fun & truthful look at the average life! I love the way you spill your well-selected details to paint a word picture with good rhythm & rhyme. I love the sardonic tone about the various aspects of maintaining a marriage. This is the poster child for SHOW instead of tell . . . we get it, that there are ups & downs, but it's all worthwhile anyway! I'm reminded of "Ordinary Average Guy" by Joe Walsh:
"And every Saturday we work in the yard
Pick up the dog doo
Hope that it's hard (woof woof)"

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

James

1 Year Ago

Is it wrong that I posted this on my anniversary? It's all really pretty good. Thanks.
barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Your hunny will be underwhelmed by your enthusiasm, I'm afraid! *wink! wink!* (((HUGS)))
Just life, and the thousand and one things it brings our way. And we wouldnt change a thing...well, wouldnt say so out loud anyway :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

James

1 Year Ago

Yep, not out loud. It's mostly pretty good, though. Thanks.

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Added on August 2, 2017
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