Every Day

Every Day

A Poem by Pete
"

Blessed are they who never read a newspaper, for they shall see Nature, and through her, God. - Thoreau

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every day
about a mile away

that trek up the seemingly insurmountable hill
to deliver newspapers and give folks their fill

talking to god
singing and air guitaring all the way

breathing life and innocence
waiting for my time to arrive
whilst a fleeting youth thrived

catching manna from heaven
all seven
every day

toting that heavy stack
never looking back

asking once and hearing twice
my own slice of paradise

learning how to live and pray
carrying black and white
discovering grey

every day



© 2020 Pete


Author's Note

Pete
"The news we hear, for the most part, is not news to our genius. It is the stalest repetition." - Thoreau

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There are many shades of grey inbetween I always say...I can visualise this piece well Pete, really vivid :) Life - what folk have to do to earn a few quid here and there, even if they are aware they sell/deliver nonsense mostly...news is already history by the time we hear/see/read it...cleanse the mind and rid the world of newspapers I say lol

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Pete

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a nostalgic look back at my youth and coming of age. to live is to learn for those with an open min.. read more



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This is brilliant with a million subtleties in shades of gray. It reminds me of my own youth, when I did not have any TV reception in the boondocks, so I did not realize that the horrors of the Vietnam war were being graphically broadcast to the public for the first time in war. I love the juxtaposition (the core brilliance of this message) of the paper boy bringing all this s****y news while remaining pristine in his outlook & not becoming soiled by the ink he delivers. I quit TV 18 months ago & this has made all the difference in my life. I can't enumerate how much I've changed for the better! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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Pete

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i remember watching shows like "Leave It To Beaver" as child and thinking that is the way we're all .. read more
There are many shades of grey inbetween I always say...I can visualise this piece well Pete, really vivid :) Life - what folk have to do to earn a few quid here and there, even if they are aware they sell/deliver nonsense mostly...news is already history by the time we hear/see/read it...cleanse the mind and rid the world of newspapers I say lol

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

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a nostalgic look back at my youth and coming of age. to live is to learn for those with an open min.. read more

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