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
Working always working
Written for Poetry Jam
Lovely recipe for a contented life, Alan. Beautifully ordinary, well expressed to become extraordinary!
if only forgiving wad an ordinary thing ,,,, wed be living in a peaceful world… ure amazing!
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.
that quiet time becoming an ingredient in the recipe of life definitely adds richness to life …laughter and forgiveness too…….
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.
Contemplative in an ordinary way…
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.
An ordinary day turned extraordinary by reading this.
Working together and laughing together — two things that help glue a relationship together, I think. These kinds of moments are special.
Great recipe, you got there, have a nice Wednesday
Yes life should be simple.. Usually better that way too.
Ordinary seems rather extraordinary here……
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.
“for the lesson I have learned – for blessings remembered”…..a beautiful poem, Alan. Loved it.
Nice pottering about in your slippers, cleaning up and laughing. What more could you want apart from putting on your batman suit:)
Forgiving and laughing forever is indeed something crucial for an ordinary day life.
I like the words not this Time. Makes you want to read more. Nice poem
Alan, such a heartwarming contented poem, simple things are best 🙂
Forgiving is a great place to start in enjoying the ordinary days..a clear, treasure of a poem..
that’s a nice lesson to learn and remember..
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. 🙂