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:
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!

A fantastic ode to you red, little diary. Bravo.

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!!