Sunday, March 16, 2008

Poem-a-Day: Retired Weekend

Retired Weekend

Not as in the
Time of work, when days off
Meant enjoyment, chance to sleep or
Catch up on those duties we'd long put off.
Now relaxed, well-rested, chores still
There to do, but where's the
Need to act now,

Copyright 2008 by Marlys Marshall Styne


Lydia said...

Hello. I began a blog three weeks ago to hopefully kick start my writing again after a long silence. I actually wrote a poem last fall, the first I'd written in 13 years, which is just before I married my husband who is 12 years my junior. I think the age difference might have frozen my self-expression, since I haven't actually acknowledged my 57 years on this planet in real terms since we came together. Not his fault. He wants me to stop coloring my hair and go "beautiful gray" where I am not ready, etc. I'm still "hiding" even in my blog, as I haven't told anyone I know that it exists and I'm using my middle name.

Needless to say, I appreciate your wonderful blogs, so rich with honesty and celebration, that I found this day. I may submit my blog to the Tribune site you suggested but so far my only reader who has commented is a teenage boy!

seniorwriter said...

Welcome! Good luck with your blogging. It took me a while to come to terms with my age (now 75), so I have no advice on that score except be yourself. Actually, writing helped me figure out who I am.

I'll check out your blog from time to time.

Lydia said...

Thank you. I'll surely be reading yours!

Lydia said...

P.S. I just read your piece about your brother's birthday. It was terrific. I note that the last name is Marshall, so wanted to direct you to my blog entry titled "Lydia #1" about my great-grandmother, as her married name was Marshall . . .

seniorwriter said...

Lydia: Thanks again. Yes, my maiden name was Marshall, and I've read your post. I don't think there is a connection; my Marshall ancestors all seem to have been named John or William. They were originally from England and settled in the Midwest.