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One Lonely Pea


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.

Blessings Always

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.

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