Poetry of Kansas

A Great Day

I'm not a ten, or even a nine
But some days I awake feeling so sublime

The sun comes up, the birds start to sing
My thoughts and my heart both take to the wing

This glorious feeling, I can barely contain it
If it were a garment, what a wonderful raiment

All the day long I dance and I prance
And everyone gives me an admiring glance

What can it be, what change has been wrought?
It's nothing new that I'm wearing, nothing I've bought

If I live to be a hundred, I'll never understand it
How a feeling that starts so deep within, can command it

The attention I get, the smiles and advances
Will tomorrow be like today? What are my chances?

___Beulah Riggs Brown
Morland, KS
October 19, 1989

Used by permission of the poet
July 22, 2001 / John & Susan Howell / Wichita, Kansas / howell@kotn.org

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