Household Packing Not My Favorite Thing

Household Packing …

household packing

Household packing, not my favorite thing,
New owners raised the rent by 300 dollars,
Been here by the mountain for eighteen years,
So sad to leave, loudly did I holler.

Packing a little each day when I can,
Things I won’t be needing for a while,
Statues, pictures on the walls and tables,
Many memories that make me smile.

Saying goodbye to many long time friends
Will not be hard, they have already left,
Except for kind Joe who lives just upstairs,
We have grown close, told me he is upset.

I will miss friend Joe and our pleasant chats,
He comes to check on me every day,
To see if I need anything from the store,
Or invite me to walk with him a way.

I do not like all this packing of things,
I’ve collected so much stuff through the years,
So many things I will just give away,
I try so very hard to not shed tears.

This has been my little home for so long,
I will find another nice place, I know,
It’s the mountain and critters I will miss,
For it’s the nature here that soothes my soul.

I will take memories of the critters with me,
Pictures of rabbits, squirrels, and the hawks,
No pictures of the snakes, never got close,
Lovely trees in autumn, and pleasant walks.

Well, I will meet new friends in my new home,
Joe and I will keep in touch, phone talking,
Ah! There’s Joe’s familiar knock on the door,
Time for nature, away we go walking.

Household packing, not my favorite thing!
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I have always liked to write.It is important to me that I write with spirit and heart. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. Thank you for visiting.
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I have always liked to write. It is important to me that I write with spirit and heart. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. Thank you for visiting.

4 thoughts on “Household Packing Not My Favorite Thing

  • April 19, 2018 at 1:46 AM
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    Often sad to move, especially an environment filled with life and critters that ground us to this earth. Change is a good thing, shedding so much, unburdening the soul, but not much fun packing, my least favorite thing too. Take care.

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    • April 19, 2018 at 5:54 PM
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      Thank you, Tony. I have not found a place yet, but, know I will be at home in my heart and soul. Take care dear friend.

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  • April 19, 2018 at 1:19 PM
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    Its so sad to move, especially when you are being kind of forced to. Now just memories in a jar. Sometimes it good to start fresh though. Good luck on your new endeavor. Nice work great rhyming.

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