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 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

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

1 Year 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

1 Year 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 11 Months Ago


love this humorous little ditty!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Barbara Walker

1 Year Ago

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

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Barbara Walker

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Johnnie
Coyote Poetry

1 Year 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 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Barbara Walker

1 Year Ago

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

1 Year 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 1 Year 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 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

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

1 Year 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

1 Year 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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