Diary

 

Little red journal
from the Peter Pauper Press
in White Plains, New York,
blank book with the KEEP CALM

AND CARRY ON design,
you're all right.

You're the perfect size:
five-by-seven,
portable, uncramped,
easy to write in
as I lie in a bed
surrounded by books and beads,
icons and dustbunnies.

I've marked you up good.

You're ideal for those private jottings
I wouldn't want God to read.

You contain everything
from AbeBooks wishlists
to notes for my deeply spiritual
prose-book in progress
(top-secret! don't tell anyone!).

You've kept my words safe
since early last year.
Thank you. And carry on.





Poetry by Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2017-09-27 at 03:10

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josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Well written, Thomas. Can't wait for the prose book!
2017-09-28


Bibek
A fantastic ode to you red, little diary. Bravo.
2017-09-27


Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
I have always been intrigued by diaries and I kept notebooks filled with thoughts for years. Many of my early poems on this site, those that had to do with my life as a child to age 23 came from memories kept in those hundreds of notebooks. I am afraid of diaries falling on wrong hands but they are the only way to keep memories intact.

I can't wait to read that deeply spiritual prose book coming out soon!!
Ashe
2017-09-27