Life Lines

“Will it go round in circles, will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?” Do you recognize that line from a Ringo Starr melody?  To be a copycat…I got a poem ain’t got no rhyme, gonna share it with my friends. We hear often about the circle of life but our time here on this planet is full of lines from the time we go online till we go offline. 

Bloodlines relate,

Frown lines worry,

Laugh lines tickle.

Hairlines recede,

Jawlines silhouette,

Tan lines mark,

Waistlines expand or shrink.

Hemlines raise…eyebrows

As may pantylines and necklines.

Long lines annoy.

Short lines invigorate,

Invisible lines baffle,

Buried lines mystify.

Fire lines battle

To save timberlines that provide.

Baselines normalize,

Guidelines instruct,

Fast lines motivate,

Slow lines exasperate,

Beelines hasten,

Direct lines bypass,

Lifelines extend.

Fishing lines feed,

Trotlines catch,

Towlines secure,

Clotheslines remind of days gone by.

Outlines summarize,

Staff lines inspire,

Brake lines monitor.

If one redlines, the cops may materialize.

Phone lines connect,

Party lines eavesdrop,

Fiber-optic lines digitize,

Hotlines protect,

Dead lines silence.

Landlines…what are those?

Electric lines illuminate,

Gas lines empower,

Pipelines polarize,

Waterlines saturate,

Highway lines connect,

Roof lines protect,

Skylines dazzle,

Shorelines harbor

And coastlines suffer in hurricanes.

Horizontal lines lengthen,

Parallel lines conform,

Diagonal lines transform,

Jagged lines cut,

Dividing lines impede,

Vertical lines heighten,

Intersecting lines complicate,

Center lines symmetrize,

Smooth lines please

And smeared lines frustrate,

Especially on the lids of eyes.

Lines of latitude and longitude map,

Airlines soar,

Train lines crisscross,

Boundary lines mark,

Borderlines nationalize,

Front lines fight for them.

Headlines notify,

Bylines identify,

Deadlines earmark procrastinators.

Plot lines twist,

Timelines chronicle,

Datelines locate,

Flatlines memorialize.

About Teresa Pearson Lee

Retired after 33 years of teaching English and French (one year in private school in Memphis, TN and the rest in public school in Doniphan, MO. Enjoying new adventures - all those things I put off for lack of time, energy, now I can try them! Pottery, writing, traveling, camping, kayaking, dancing, listening to some of the best live music ever, and making lively new friendships. All christened with an appreciation for great red wine! Created and operated KC's on the Current, then sold it and managed it for new owners. You might still find me at the reservation desk when spring rolls around. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO near The Hill. Though a transplant to Southeast Missouri, still a city gal at the core with a deep love of the natural resources in these Ozark foothills. Currently I am a content coordinator for Poplar Bluff Living Magazine and a columnist/stringer for the local weekly The Prospect News. My rescue Siamese helps with most of the proofreading; he has a great ear. I relish the solitude easily had in the Mark Twain Forest but thoroughly enjoy lively outings for music, wine, conversation close to home or in my beloved hometown. Technology is my greatest challenge but so worth the shared connections. There may be a need for solitude but there is little loneliness. The material in this blog written by Teresa Lee is her property and cannot be used without express written consent to do so.
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