It Was Never To Be
Soon as breakfast was over
Lunch had to be cooked and ready to eat
Many people eat without thinking
Making a meal as quickly as possible
Todays meal was a pork chop with a side of cut up potatoes
Green peas and apple sauce
A glass of ice cold water with two cherries
Chewing my food right before I swallow
When all my food was finished
A busy day ahead of us
With no time to waste
Sleeping later than expected
Made everything I had to do
Even more hurried than before
Love making even had to go on the back burner
It will have to wait for tonight
My wife leaving work ten minutes later than usual
I am still writing long after I should be on the road
Skipping a shower and giving myself a quick cat wash instead
Getting dressed and rushing to give myself a fast shave
Washing up a few dirty dishes
Making sure there is food for our cat Charlotte
Leaving the Google Mini on for her
So she will have music to listen to while we are gone
I cleaned her cat box
Went outside and added bird seed to the bird feeder that was left empty
In an effort to do all I could in one morning
I grabbed my winter coat, wallet, cell phone and keys
I glanced for one last look over my shoulder
I had missed a dish
My dish left over by the laptop
That's when I saw
I had left one pea
All alone next to a pile of pork bones
I reached down and picked it up between my two fingers
How could I have forgot about you ?
Then into my mouth you went
As if you were the most special thing of all
DREAM ON (author) on February 15, 2018:
Dora Weithers That was such a beautiful complement. I keep trying to let out my inner voice. I am not sure if other people will understand my thoughts when I write one of my stoems story/poems. Each one feels special and unique. Different than the rest but at the same time all connected. I hope you had a very wonderful Valentine's Day. Relaxing and enjoying life.
DREAM ON (author) on February 14, 2018:
Gypsy Rose Lee To be busy in our life doing what we love. Then rolling all the things we also enjoy but have limited time to do. Finding a place and a purpose for all those thoughts and feelings that come in and out of our life. A pea sole purpose in life is to make someone healthy and happy. To be forgotten and thrown away would be a sad thought. Being appreciated and enjoyed gives the story a happy ending. Thank you for reading and sharing. Taking the most unlikely and making it happen. Wishing you a Happy Valentines Day. I hope you did the things you love the most and hopefully Sid came along for the ride. Have a pleasant night.
Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on February 14, 2018:
I love how you include all those interesting details leading up to that one lonely pea. Andy Rooney would have done something similar.
Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on February 14, 2018:
That was a delightful ending. Alas, poor pea it was remembered but eaten.
DREAM ON (author) on February 12, 2018:
Shyron E Shenko That was cool. It is fun to laugh in life it makes every day a little more interesting. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Have a beautiful day.
Shyron E Shenko from Texas on February 11, 2018:
This reminded me of a poem on a tombstone:
Under this sod and under these trees
Lies the body of Jonathan Please
He is not here, only his pod
He has shelled out his peas and gone to his God.
Love making even had to go on the back burner.
That could be a real scorcher for the back-side.
DREAM ON (author) on February 10, 2018:
Kari Poulsen When one pea can make your day you know life is filled with so much fun. Thank you for reading and sharing a few laughs.
Kari Poulsen from Ohio on February 10, 2018:
The missing pea made memorial. Almost like a prodigal pea story, lol.