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Once in that Blue Moon

by Maureen Glaude

Once in that blue moon

'ya gotta go for it -
that sit-back & have a cup of coffee
with a piece of cherry cheesecake moment
that mothers & wives, serve yourselves first
at the supper table for once kind of moment

once in that blue moon 'ya gotta
fill the bubblebath tub past the overflow mark even if it drives him nuts
read one more chapter when you're wanted
by the laundry load

put on your nail polish wherever you like
and accept no complaints about the fumes

go without a lung-abusing, pain-in-the back bra
even in a jersey, for your walk outside

keep on the brand new pair of pantyhose
after contorting your way in and
rolling them up painstakingly, only
to find a run

wink back at that sexy, really nice-seeming guy
even if you're middle-aged, unavailable
just because...
(afterall it's just a wink, if you know how,
like some of us don't)with no harm intended
that - place your line break where you want, even if you know you're gonna hear it comes way too late, kinda moment

that - I know I shouldn't but I'm gonna anyways
get another word in before my sister does
cause if I don't, I'll forget my point
kinda moment.

Once (well, ok, maybe twice)
in that blue moon
'ya gotta

Oh my! Watch out Shirley Valentine


Posted on 11/19/2003
Copyright © 2021 Maureen Glaude

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kate Demeree on 11/19/03 at 02:00 PM

*smiling*.. at both the poem which sure hits the spot... and the first comment... *giggle* You go girrrrrrrrrrrls!

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 11/19/03 at 02:17 PM

Love the upbeat optomistic tone of this. A lesson for all here, although obviously some lines don't apply to us men heh heh.

Posted by Traci Mabats on 11/19/03 at 04:25 PM

*applause I can relate to this, thanks Maureen

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 11/19/03 at 08:09 PM

Funtastic poem Mo....Charlie

Posted by Anne Engelen on 11/19/03 at 08:31 PM

..once in a blue moon huh?...hmmmmm..takes out my blue shades and looks at the moon...sure looks blue: So let's do it!! It's a blue moon right now;) Great read Mo :)

Posted by Ginette T Belle on 11/20/03 at 01:11 AM

well said...

Posted by Lauren Singer on 12/17/03 at 07:19 AM

this is so great, and so endearing. i loved it, every word. congrats on POTD!

Posted by Michele Schottelkorb on 12/17/03 at 03:07 PM

this has such an original flare to it... the reader can't help but follow the beat all the way to the end... congrats on POTD!

Posted by Agnes Eva on 12/17/03 at 04:25 PM

oh yes!! this follows in the long tradition of women reminding each other to be free & be themselves! and so much more. i love the tone, the absolute friendliness of the poem, its comraderie :) :) :)triple smile!!!yay PotD

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 12/17/03 at 06:38 PM

Fun to read again Mo. Congratulations for poem of the day.....Charlie

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 12/17/03 at 09:06 PM

Hey there! Congrats on POTD. Well deserved!!

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 12/18/03 at 03:04 AM

This is a gotta like this poem kind of moment! Great fun! Now how much of that list would you REALLY do not just think about doing? LOL! Congratulations on POTD!

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