In Earnest

 

The quiet of dawn

Was a wonderful spell

I cherish the moment

But I’ve something to tell.

Ginger, my friend, said

I think there is more

The sun’s in the sky

And we’re keeping score.

It happens in earnest

The day will begin

The peace of the morning

Is gone on a whim.

There’s breakfast and dressing

The others to awake

I hate to admit it

It’s not a mistake.

To pay for this life

We cherish each day

It comes with a cost

There’s no other way.

We must get to work

With crowds all around

Fighting with traffic

Oh, what a sound!

There’s huffing and puffing

And scurrying about

It happens each day

I leave you no doubt.

Exhaustion sets in

As you dream for an end

Counting the days

Till you can amend.

Fondly remember

The peace that you had

And know in your heart

The rest isn’t bad.

16 thoughts on “In Earnest

  1. Murphy's Law

    Wow!! What a wonderful thing it is to be in your terrific poem, Pam! I am honored. You couldn’t have captured a day in anyone’s life more perfectly. You truly have a gift of expression through your words.

    You’re right about life, “It comes with a cost” and “The rest isn’t bad”.

    Love your painting too. Thanks for starting my day off on such a fun and positive note. 💕
    🔹 Ginger 🔹

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