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I’m going to buy an orchard
and pick fruit, waving flies away.
I’ll wear a straw hat
and a sleeveless shirt.
I’m going to garden
and bake pies—
thick ones, full of hearty chunks of tart fruit.
And I am going to walk in the evenings,
when it’s still light,
after grilled chicken and sliced tomatoes.
And I’m going to forgive myself
when I remember all the things I never did.
© 2013 Jennifer Wagner
sounds like you have a wonderful list of things to do...i would love the pies and tomatoes...smiles...love the close...that...is def important....do what you can, while you can
This is just lovely, Jennifer. There's a feisty serenity to the piece that is so sweet. I love it!
No one can do everything, but grilled chicken and tomato slices sounds like a marvelous start.
Such an enjoyable read, Jennifer, and timely, timely...
Forgiving ourselves is key...we often talk about forgiving others but we rarely forgive ourselves. I have always wondererd why that is...
I really, really like this!
Take me with you!!! This is my new favorite of yours - what a perfect summer poem and a portrait of peace.
I like your direction and determination here Jennifer. A really nice piece of writing.
this was lovely..i like the connection to nature and the closing lines are perfect:
"And I’m going to forgive myself
when I remember all the things I never did."
So, a lot of things in the 'To-Do' list. Now, better start it one at a time. ;)
Well, I reckon if we ever did do everything we ever wanted to do, we didn't want to do enough :-)
Nice one. Enjoyed your words.
Can I come over too? I'll bring wine...
lovely thoughts.sounds wonderful.
Oh, I love them too...niice ♥:)!!
Jennifer, that last line is 'killer good.' It blew me away. Yes, all the things one says one is going to do and doesn't could fill a book, right?
So today I am.....just going to take a walk!! (And read/write poetry) LOL.
Oh yes, very good things to do ... and a lovely poem too.
Wow, such a beautiful thing to do...
Love the ending - too often we live in regret. Forgiveness, especially to ourselves, is definitely the way to inner peace.
Oh Maude! (my version of OMG). POETRY. I'll be by with the pickup to carry you to the fields. I love poetry born in real life with ordinary words singing brilliantly. Well done, Jennifer.
What a superb ending to this lovely poem!
A poem of intentions. Can I have a piece of the grilled chicken?
What a lovely poem!Now you don't need to do any of it..it's done:)
A nice optimistic poem that gives a sensual description of a relaxed life in the midst of nature. And forgiving ourselves is the wisest decision we can ever make. It makes us happier as people.
Beautiful ending Jennifer ~ May we always remember those times and walk and live each day to the fullest ~
Lovely, especially your ending--I think this is what we do as we get older if we are lucky!
Last verse says it all.
I love all those plans, especially the grilled chicken and tomato slices!!!!!!
You will do all of those things on day:)
Meanwhile the poem is beautiful.
This really makes me smile, and I can sure relate to it. What a surprise ending!
Nicely done, with a delightfully surprising ending.
Madeleine Begun Kane
You can say that again, Jennifer! One often reflects on the 'what if's' with a little amusement and a little regret! Nicely!
Wonderful, love the ending! :)
Love this...it may become my mantra....Thanks
love your texture-y poem! such a delcious way to live. and the voice is natural and flowing.
This sounds like quite the beautiful existence to me :) I love it.
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