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Winter’s Lassitude

Perhaps it’s the winter days that has me in this patch of lassitude, here in the pale used-up corn stalks of boredom, where words won’t form and thoughts come in slow motion and without any great desire to be fulfilled. The sunny day falls on a layer of snow and cannot alter the artic bite in the air, yet without the glowing essence of a clear day, I might very well give way to purposeless stagnation.

I want to write, to create a marvelous ‘flash fiction’ piece, a poem of praise for the deity that claims my being, yet, the torpidity seems all-consuming and bids me crank up the leg-rest of my Lazy boy and wile away the day with patches of slumber. But I fight the off-kilter feelings and press on with words that might or might not warrant any qualitative analysis. So, I cling to the notion that out of the lazy meandering the Gods on Mt. Olympus might bring life to my fingers as they tap onward the laptop keys.

Wouldst I write about the political nonsense that is frightfully ambiguous and bordering on insanity? God, forbid! My takeaway from the blabber would be of no import and would only show my informed but unpolished political leanings that would please some and anger others. No politics, thank you very much…

What, then, Lazybones?

I shall try a poem for my good followers and then put the day away marked as ‘non-essential’ and ‘lethargic’!

Here, then, is the poem…ah, what name shall I give it? Ah, yes…

Wasted Day

How does one forfeit a day?

Wasted but adorned beautifully

By Sunshine and snow?

Tis a mindless pity to waste

So much energy and time

To say, ‘I don’t know’!

The blog and book must wait

Until tomorrow comes

For an intellectual glow!

After all, words are cheap

And book sales are small

So much for my folio!

One day, surely, I can miss.

My brain can use the rest

Tis no huge fiasco.

Tomorrow, then, I shall

Write a #1 bestseller

And all the world will crow.

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And so be it this Tuesday morning in January.

Billy Ray Chitwood – January 22, 2019

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10 comments on “Winter’s Lassitude

  1. D.L Finn, Author says:

    The perfect poem for a lazy winter day:)

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    1. Thank you, sweet lady! ♥

      Liked by 2 people

  2. What a hoot, Billy Ray. Tis was me today as well.

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    1. Mark the date! John W. Howell was LAZY! ♥

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  3. I thoroughly enjoyed your lassitude, Billy Ray. I love the gentle meanderings of the mind and every once in a while, a day of rest is the perfect day. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Diana… Your comment means a lot to me. ♥

      Liked by 2 people

  4. Thoroughly enjoyed the fact that I am not alone… Good one, Billy Ray!

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    1. Thank you, Bette. No, you are not alone! ♥

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