Thursday, September 9, 2021

Reminders

 

i stress with things mundane as losing keys

please remind me to forgive myself more

when i am forgetful and on my knees

tell me to stand up & open the door

i bang my head trying to be calm, cool 

please remind me I am a groovy bee

when i stray from straight lines and rigid rules

and fall on slimy steps under the tree

tell me to hold myself gently,(&) sip tea






Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Hosted by Laura Bloomsbury.  Novelinee consisting of a nine-line stanza in iambic pentameter (or several) in iambic pentameter with rhyme scheme a,b,a,b,c,d,c,d,d.

22 comments:

  1. Oh I love it.. we need to take life a lot less serious from time to time... sipping tea sounds wonderful

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  2. What a strange coincidence that we both ended up sipping tea! I delightful reminder that we need to be kind to ourselves :-)

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  3. I like how each alternate line is a riposte of kindly reminder - such a tender theme to your Novelinee

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  4. much calamity balanced by gentle reminders to roll with it

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  5. lol, I love this:
    “please remind me I am a groovy bee”

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  6. The first step is to be kind to yourself! Love the humor, and the message.

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  7. Ah yes do it forgive yourself and knock on The Door

    Much💖love

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  8. Grace,
    Just loved, loved, loved this. When a poem is perfectly reflective and relevant, it hits the spot, like a good cup of tea.
    pax,
    dora

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  9. Sipping tea is a clever way of finding time to reflect on things. Great reminders Grace!

    Hank

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  10. I love your musings about being hard on yourself... You have noted the importance of action that moves beyond self pity.
    I loved your bee reference...
    please remind me I am a groovy bee
    when i stray from straight lines and rigid rules

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  11. "please remind me I am a groovy bee"

    i have to have this printed somewhat. needed this as well. beautifully done, Grace

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  12. So cute & funny! I loved this, Grace.

    -David [ben Alexander]

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  13. A lovely reminder, Grace. Yes, do be kind to yourself. 💙

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  14. Oh, love this, Grace! Sometime in life we will all need this reminder. I am saving this for that day.

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  15. oh yes. we must all be more forgiving or ourselves.

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  16. Lovely thoughts over tea, dear Grace :)

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  17. We all need to remind ourselves at times to stand up.

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  18. A beautifully written reminder to us all, Grace, to be kind to ourselves <3

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  19. We do tend to get wound up about things that aren't really important, and need to be told to take it easy. Deep breaths, and sip slowly.

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  20. A Groovy Bee seems like a good thing to be.

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