Sunday, November 27, 2011

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Seeking

I'm seeking some sunlight
I'm imprisoned again
still my sentence is light
and I'm here with my friends

My workload is not light
the food is awfully bad
there's no relief in sight
I think that I've been had

On trip to the prison
visited B-I-L
had Thanksgiving vision
rainy weather from Hell

we stopped at the Biltmore
no rooms for the wicked
Day's Inn will be once more
Charlotte traffic ticket

I could work off my fine
doing my job here on
Samaritan Purse time
wearing my wife's apron
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NO PEACE FOR ME IN JAIL. YES, ONCE AGAIN I AM HEADING OFF TO JAIL (picture at right courtesy of Wikipedia).
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Notes:
1. B-I-L is an acronym for Brother-in-Law
2. Biltmore is an old hotel near Asheville, N.C, USA
3. Samaritan Purse administers the ministry of Operation Christmas Child, an international relief organization headed up by Franklin Graham (link). I will be working on filled shoe boxes making sure that each one I inspect meets the organization's required standards of safety, content and theme, A SHOE BOX FULL OF HOPE FOR A CHILD.
4. We will not stay at the Day's Inn, I did not get a ticket, the work will be fun, and I won't be wearing Mrs. Jim's apron.
5. We will have Thanksgiving dinner with my BIL in Tennessee and we will visit the Biltmore.

Poem Copyright
©2011 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved

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The word, Seeking, is prompted at One Single Impression
The Hourglass prompt was suggested by Harshad Mehta of Space Within .

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Comments:
I had posted this poem of mine on my other blog, Jim's Little Photo and Poem Place, on November 20. There were thirteen comments then and I have copied them below.

13 Comments:

Harshad mehta said...
Jim, you seem to be doing lot of social service, you sure will be blessed with sunlight and more!

Sunday, November 20, 2011 12:41:00 AM

Nanka said...
Looks a very beautiful historic building Jim!! Great architecture too!! Nice place to be with friends for a social cause!! Your worthy efforts will be blessed!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011 1:25:00 AM

anthonynorth said...
That's service in a picturesque place.

Sunday, November 20, 2011 3:51:00 AM

Lisa at Greenbow said...
The Biltmore is a beautiful place as is the country side surrounding it. I hope you find what you are seeking without going to jail. Have a nice Turkey Day.

Sunday, November 20, 2011 4:44:00 AM

Ron. said...
Rainy night in Hell... Love that image.

Sunday, November 20, 2011 8:11:00 AM

Ramesh Sood said...
All the best Jim.. keep moving forward..keep seeking.. that's what we all can do.. if we find..fine.. if not.. keep it going..I liked your poem.. and the building too.. don't find many around me to see like those..

Sunday, November 20, 2011 8:29:00 AM

Loch Rob said...
Hi Jim, I liked your poem. Smooth rhythm and some usual wit. I like your Biltmore photo. Have been there several times and really like the Ashville area. My best, Rob.

Sunday, November 20, 2011 9:06:00 AM

mareymercy said...
Love it, appreciate the notes :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011 8:38:00 PM

Morning said...
awesome note.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 20, 2011 9:43:00 PM

DeLi said...
interesting... i myself, is seeking and yearning for that sunlight, literally....

Monday, November 21, 2011 2:46:00 AM

The Write Girl said...
Clever poem Jim. You always make me smile. Thanks for the link to your charity also.

Monday, November 21, 2011 9:28:00 PM

Patti said...
So cleverly done!!! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving at your BIL's and it was all you hoped it would be! Have a great week~~~

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 7:52:00 AM

audrey` said...
Very nice poem, Dr Jim :)

Friday, December 02, 2011 7:07:00 AM
 
I have a hard time with poetry. I rarely understand much of it. One of my professors in college said I was too logical in my thinking to allow the wonders of poetry to work. Whatever.

Have a terrific day. :)
 
Remind me not to go there at Thanksgiving time. sandie
 

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