Work To Be Done

     Yesterday, (Monday 7/23/12) around Southern New England, was very close to the perfect weather day, and yet I had to go to work, as did most of us, I’m sure. But it brought back memories of long, lazy summer days with clear blue skies, light breezes and cumulus clouds billowing up to heights unimaginable, by the young boy with nothing to do. Nothing that is, except for some chores, that could be avoided, at least until the morrow.

     It was while I was enjoying a brief moment of should I or shouldn’t I, go to work that is, that this poem came to me. I find it to be almost “Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn-ish” not that I would dare suggest that anything I write to be in the same league, as the great Samuel Langhorne Clemens, (Mark Twain) it was just the setting and the surroundings that seemed to be as familiar as of those “boys” from Hannibal, Missouri.

I do indeed hope you enjoy it,


Ps. Yes, I did go to work!

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Work To Be Done

I rest my eyes

in the summer sun

thinking not,

of work to be done.

Breathing lightly

the warm fresh air,

and of work to be done

I do not care.

I have been given

this perfect day,

and all thoughts of work

have gone away.

As for tomorrow

it may rain,

and the work to be done

be just the same.


Jack Downing

July 2012

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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