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"If there's a bustle in your hedgerow,
   Don't be alarmed now.
It's just a Spring clean for the May queen.
Yes there are two paths you can go by,
    But in the long run,
There's still time to change the road your on.
And it makes me wonder."

Sometimes people make mistakes
And try some drugs for Heaven's sake.

This fad doesn't make you bad,,,
Friends and family might be sad.

Kids need time to sow wild oats 
Without our hands around their throats.

Eventually they'll find their way.
Doesn't matter what we say!

They'll grow up and pay their way,
Looking back on that one day

When they made their final choice,
Decided on their future voice.

Wonder what the kid will be?
You'll have to wait a while to see!

"Stairway to Heaven"
Led Zeppelin
Written by Page and Plant

Copyright © Ray Dillard

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  1. Date: 10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
    This is a powerful and deep write. Honest and full of heart. Nice job

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 4:33:00 PM
    Now this is one of my fav songs!!!! Congrats my friend!!!! so enjoyed

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 4:33:00 PM
    Now this is one of my fav songs!!!! Congrats my friend!!!! so enjoyed

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 4:27:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in Chris' "Favorite Music Lyrics" contest Ray. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 11:22:00 AM
    A wonderful win but I can't agree that there is always time to change.If only my grandchild had never started he would be alive. Congratulations on your win. Joyce

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 1:38:00 AM
    ray, heaps of cheers for the BIG-TIME win..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 8/21/2011 11:09:00 PM
    Congrats Ray on a wonderful win with these song lyrics my friend..enjoy victory sweet..luv..

  1. Date: 8/21/2011 6:14:00 PM
    hey Ray congrats on your win David

  1. Date: 8/17/2011 3:48:00 AM
    Very meaningful take on those lyrics, Ray-- yes sometimes we really just have to let them grow, and time will tell...wish you the best in the contest, Ray :)

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 1:32:00 AM
    you chose an excellent theme to emulate with your poem. I remember those song lines as if it were yesterday.