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Always Something
William Vollrath

alarm didn’t sound
dog barking in ear
electricity off
headache from beer
cold water in shower
car alarms down the street
no coffee in cupboard
today’s looking offbeat
downstairs is freezing         
my pants have a tear
still the sun rose this morning
so why should I care…

© by William Vollrath.
Used with the author’s permission.



William Vollrath lives in beautiful and historic Charlottesville, Virginia, where he has finally found time to focus on writing after varied experiences as a grave digger, ad salesman, English instructor, real estate appraiser, bartender, political activist, stockbroker, substitute teacher, volunteer, father, and husband. He hopes sharing his experiences, perceptions, frustrations, and joys will be good therapy for himself and may even provide moments of lasting illumination for others. William’s award-winning poetry has been published in a variety of journals, anthologies, and e-zines.



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Always something!! Good to see the positive. :)
Posted 04/24/2014 11:47 AM
Yes, perspective is important!
Posted 04/24/2014 08:56 AM
Wilda Morris:
Yep, the sun rose here in my part of Illinois this morning - but behind thick clouds where I can't see it! A good poem to start the day! We miss you here in your old haunts, William!
Posted 04/24/2014 08:00 AM
Ross Kightly:
Good one, William! I have to say, since viral encephalitis didn't kill me [quite] in 2007 my daily default-setting is 'Hmmm... alive? OK get on with the day, whatever it might be like!' I just LOVE the chunky rhymes here... and like you have to find ways to cope with car alarms!
Posted 04/24/2014 12:26 AM

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