In old bathrobes

Sip my hot cup of black coffee

Wash the yellow stains

And fluff on the carpet

In comfortable slippers

Dragging my feet

Not this time


For the lesson I have learned

For blessings remembered


The recipe of life

Year after year

Quiet time

Clean up

Working always working

Laughing forever


Written for Poetry Jam

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21 Responses to Ordinary

  1. Lovely recipe for a contented life, Alan. Beautifully ordinary, well expressed to become extraordinary!

  2. arushiahuja says:

    if only forgiving wad an ordinary thing ,,,, wed be living in a peaceful world… ure amazing!

  3. brian miller says:

    nice little rule set for life….forgiveness allows us to enjoy the rest of life a whole lot more…and laughter is def a required ingredient…smiles.

  4. Sumana Roy says:

    that quiet time becoming an ingredient in the recipe of life definitely adds richness to life …laughter and forgiveness too…….

  5. Gabriella says:

    I can totally identify with the morning cup of coffee being part of the daily routine. Very nice that laughter is also a must-do ingredient.

  6. Laurie Kolp says:

    Contemplative in an ordinary way…

  7. peggygoetz says:

    Lovely reflection on the routine of your day–making it seem quite special. The photo of the coffee cup emphasizes how something ordinary can be quite striking and artistic. I am still working on my first cup of coffee this morning so I am not quite fully awake yet! Thanks for linking this.

  8. djtsmith says:

    An ordinary day turned extraordinary by reading this.

  9. Mary says:

    Working together and laughing together — two things that help glue a relationship together, I think. These kinds of moments are special.

  10. Gillena Cox says:

    Great recipe, you got there, have a nice Wednesday

    Much love…

  11. Yes life should be simple.. Usually better that way too.

  12. Helen says:

    Ordinary seems rather extraordinary here……

  13. Justin Lamb says:

    I love how this ends with laughing and forgiving. Imagine how different our communities would be if each day ended the way this poem does.

  14. “for the lesson I have learned – for blessings remembered”…..a beautiful poem, Alan. Loved it.

  15. Rallentanda says:

    Nice pottering about in your slippers, cleaning up and laughing. What more could you want apart from putting on your batman suit:)

  16. Umang says:

    Forgiving and laughing forever is indeed something crucial for an ordinary day life.

  17. Rae says:

    I like the words not this Time. Makes you want to read more. Nice poem

  18. Sara v says:

    Alan, such a heartwarming contented poem, simple things are best 🙂

  19. jae rose says:

    Forgiving is a great place to start in enjoying the ordinary days..a clear, treasure of a poem..

  20. arathi says:

    that’s a nice lesson to learn and remember..

  21. Imelda says:

    That sounds like, not just an ordinary, but an excellent life, to me. To be content and happy, without even thinking about it, is truly a blessing. 🙂

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