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I haven’t written for
five days as life got
in the way

but as I sat down to
write I was reminded
everything that has

happened in the
interim was far more
important than

anything I’d think
or write because
every moment with

my wife, in our home,
at church has been
pure joy

I cut the front lawn
yesterday and the
back lawn today

I cut most of it before
the pastor and his
wife came to visit

then after I went out
to finish the yard
while she ran to the

store when all I could
think about was that
I missed her and she

will always be more
important than
writing

Categories: Poetry

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alslaff

Poet, Writer, US Army (Retired)

I dreamed of writing when I was a youngster. The love of books and writing may have helped to dull the pain of severe sexual abuse as I was sexually abused by two men at my father’s place of work from age 8 to 12 or so. I learned about this for the first time when I was 50 years old. So, as a boy, reading was the only place I had to go to. My fantasy world was better and safer than my real world. I loved reading and writing.
Reading books and writing poetry are a joy to me still and are an important part of my life. (See my About Me page on my blog for the complete profile.)

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