4.30.2013

The Day That Got Away (Last Day of National Poetry Month)


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The Day That Got Away

There it was,
there it went.
Where has it gone?
I wish I knew
 but I suspect,
as I stifle back my yawn-
it slipped away, 
my today
never to return
 History,
a mystery 
for which 
now I yearn.
Too late, too short, 
without further adieu,
I bid you sweet farewell
Be gone now, finished,
shoo!
Procrastinated plans,
interruptions in my day,
set me on a treadmill
of multiple delays.

So now I see the clock has ticked it's final tock,
I will hope my tomorrow
wears a more productive frock.

For now I say, Ta-Ta
and I wave my hand goodbye
sweet dreams today,
Tomorrow's my ally.

©Dawn Paoletta-Beneath The Surface: Breath of Faith


Originally posted February 3, 2012 on the original day that got away, with a special song added! 

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15 comments:

  1. smiles...our days disappear if we are not intentional about what we do with them...and procrastination will def catch up with you...

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  2. Yeah away the go never to show, can't find them high and low, hopefully it isn't many in a row.

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  3. I agree about it leaving a smile! We wrote on similar theme with far different approaches.

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  4. I had this day yesterday... what a perfect capture! I too hope tomorrow wears a more productive frock, great line!

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  5. I sometimes have days that slip away and I wonder where did it go.

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  6. Hi Dawn--so many of my days seem like that! You have a lovely blog!

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  7. I have days just like that. I have to do better at managing my time. Today was a fairly good day for me. Even with having a doctor's appointment.

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  8. Love the whimsy here. But time is nobody's ally!

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  9. Some days are that way..drift away..nice capture.

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  10. Help....I seem to have weeks like this : )

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  11. ...sometimes the best days are the those we didn't plan to happen but is happening... smiles...

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  12. Sooo true Dawn! So true! :-)

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  13. Hi Dawn, beautiful my friend
    God bless
    Tracy

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