Cockshut Time

Cockshut Time

A Poem by Barbara Walker
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I am reading a book by Kim Addonizio and under her "new words" list, I found one that made me laugh. Rare in these trying times. It inspired me to write this piece. Dictionary, anyone?

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I love cockshut time
cockshut time is my time
time just for me
time to do, as I please
pleasing no one else, but me
to be at ease
to be at ease with me
as I write and write
as I write in the twilight

© 2019 Barbara Walker


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well ... i looked it up of course and was surprised at the meaning ..dusk or twilight ... i suppose it's because the roosters shut up and go to roost eh!? ;) i like the straight forward simplicity of this one Barb .. universally relatable once one knows the meaning of cockshut .. does make one chuckle a bit doesn't it?! :))
this is whimsical .. a selfish moment one deserves says i! ... conjures many sunsets i have watched .. by me self .. no one else ... just ME :)))))) very enjoyable read says i!
E.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

10 Months Ago

no they shouldn't Barbara .. Norma was in congestive heart failure in '14 but is taking her meds and.. read more
Barbara Walker

10 Months Ago

I'm glad it puts some happy in your day! I had respiratory failure in '13. Now they are talking pace.. read more
Einstein Noodle

10 Months Ago

oh my...chronic pain is a huge debilitating disease ..i can not imagine ... offering up a few prayer.. read more



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Hi long time no read, but good had to laugh and I thank you for sharing

Posted 1 Week Ago


love this humorous little ditty!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Barbara Walker

9 Months Ago

Thank you!
A wonderful word, I agree. Thank you Barbara for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Barbara Walker

9 Months Ago

Thank you, Johnnie
Coyote Poetry

9 Months Ago

You are welcome dear Barbara.
Dear Barbara, I think you must be a lady with a great sense of humour. Your avatar made me smile and then the title of this poem too. I did of. course use a dictionary and have to say I wholeheartedly agree with you. So today so far you have both educated me and brought a smile to my face and I thank you for that. All good wishes. Looking forward to reading more from your pen.

Chris

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Barbara Walker

9 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and your comments. I am glad I could be of service! Lol
Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

:)).............
This is more than a word share, your new-to-me phrase conveys a whole mood, a time of day. I love how much you are connected by heart to the waning time of day. Even tho I feel this way about dawn & morning, it's fun to see it from another's POV, which you convey with enthusiasm & verve! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

well ... i looked it up of course and was surprised at the meaning ..dusk or twilight ... i suppose it's because the roosters shut up and go to roost eh!? ;) i like the straight forward simplicity of this one Barb .. universally relatable once one knows the meaning of cockshut .. does make one chuckle a bit doesn't it?! :))
this is whimsical .. a selfish moment one deserves says i! ... conjures many sunsets i have watched .. by me self .. no one else ... just ME :)))))) very enjoyable read says i!
E.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

10 Months Ago

no they shouldn't Barbara .. Norma was in congestive heart failure in '14 but is taking her meds and.. read more
Barbara Walker

10 Months Ago

I'm glad it puts some happy in your day! I had respiratory failure in '13. Now they are talking pace.. read more
Einstein Noodle

10 Months Ago

oh my...chronic pain is a huge debilitating disease ..i can not imagine ... offering up a few prayer.. read more

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Added on September 3, 2019
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Barbara Walker
Barbara Walker

Lake Havasu City, AZ



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I am retired from the Postal Service. I find I write poetry to help myself through difficult times and I have written many poems in response to the chronic pain I've been living with for over 30 year.. more..

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