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Lemon Drops and Butterscotch

When I grow old
My body not yet cold
But the brown of my eyes
Turns to gray

I will wear a large hat
When I patrol through
My garden and keep the 
Weeds at bay

I’ll have big pots of this
And of course lots of that
On the stove for when 
Company drops in

The food will comfort
The gossip will start
And more time with me they will spend

I won’t have cats
Because ewww they are cats
But be careful to step over the dogs
Their stomachs so full 
I’m sure they won’t move
They’ll be passed out 
And sleeping like logs

I’ll pretend I can’t hear
And my whispers will be loud
So loud to be heard throughout the room
Then I’ll whisper about people
The arrogant sort 
And the ones I believe are bafoons

All the kids will love me
Because of what I keep hidden
To my bedroom they will often stray
Lemon drops and butterscotch will always be there
Hidden quite snuggly away

Oh let me be known as the lady of prayer
And the one that loves her Lord so
A relationship that started moons ago
And turned into 
An eternal love affair

I’ll putter and piddle with things I find useful
I may learn to knit if I please
I’ll knit a blue scarf the bluest of blues
So on my motorcycle it will fly in the  
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  1. Date: 4/23/2009 10:45:00 AM
    Laurie, you are a child, a lovely eloquent child. How can you say you don't like cats? I would wager anything that cats would love you, as I, of course do, and Stacey too. Love, daver

  1. Date: 4/7/2009 12:14:00 PM
    Beautiful work Laurie, you have incredible talent and thanks for sharing it with us, thank you for your kind and supportive comments...Raul

  1. Date: 4/7/2009 8:45:00 AM
    Hi Laurie... we've not spoken for a while... I hope you are well and all is bright and punky funky in your world...... thanks for the comment on The Enemy, Laurie :) stay cool

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 11:41:00 PM
    Ms Lady....Is that you??HMM You took this reader on a beautiful journey of life after the kiddie years...I am loving what I'm reading...Got a lot to look forward to..Thanks for reminding us that life goes on. Like a faded rose, past it prime yet still so sweet..You rock always, Huggs Tyesha

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 11:47:00 AM
    ....everyone of them outstanding amid their own rights!!!:):)~Written within the quality and character, of a true lady of class and dignity!!!:):)~It is truly an amazing blessing watching "Your" abilities as a great writer unfold before all of our eyes!!!:):)~And as always, "My Love To 'You & Your Loves,' Forever, John!!!"~"Have A Wonderfully Beautiful Day Laurie Ginn!!!!:):) Bye ~

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 11:40:00 AM
    ....especially upon that bike of Yours~Smile~Although by then, I believe You would perhaps rather have a beamer; or possibly even, a horse driven carriage!? And as far as the children loving "You"~Yes, I can 'very easily see and believe this!!!':):)~Well Laurie Ginn~"You Have One Of The Most Beautiful & Creative Hearts of Gold That I Have 'Ever' Seen!!!":):)~And it has been a true pleasure, to view "Your Wonderful Writes" today!!!:):)....cont....

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 11:33:00 AM
    Smile~Everything which I have read of Yours, especially as of late, is so very endearing to the readers hearts!!!:):)~I also find Your humor to be precious and pure!!!:):)~Although, I can never see Your brown eyes growing gray~Nor spending too much time within Your lovely garden pittle pattling around? Rather, I see "You" having this love filled and adventurous life~until at least Your ninety five~Smile~well alright, a hundred and five~Smile....cont....

  1. Date: 4/5/2009 11:10:00 PM
    Nice one.. you made us to feel old & enjoy it too. Check on my poems, "Beneath in my heart" and " Perfect Winter Night" - Looking fot your comments + / - ve

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 10:10:00 PM
    very good poetry,you made me smile,i imagine myself very old in the garden with my hat on,gossiping ;-),with lemondrops and butterscotch in my hands-i love this one-charma

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 8:05:00 PM
    Hey, "Gossip girl" in motorcycle, this is so funny. Call me, I'll be there with a bottle of Malbec. Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 2:41:00 PM
    The woman in your poem reminds me of my beloved Grandmother, Laurie. She always had hard candy, gardened relentlessly, and cooked up some incredible treats to share with all of the neighbors. This poem is a gem! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 10:49:00 AM
    wonderful flow! really fresh write... i am a cat fan... so cats are not eww! :) ~ Arany

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 10:37:00 AM
    So this is the otherside of Laurie Ginn... isn't she sweet :)

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 9:21:00 AM
    I absolutely love this. That is the life right there haha. Such a wonderful story, I love this-I said that already but I really do like it hehe. Such a wonderful poem written by a wonderful lady :) Blessings, ~Michaela~

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 7:11:00 AM
    this is what I need-- thanks LG...

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 6:50:00 AM
    Laurie, what makes you think I'm little? I am 6'1 and weigh 190 pounds. As for evil....MOOO HA HA HA HA HA HA HAAAAAA! Be sure to listen to A Night on Bare Mountain, by Modeste Moussorgsky. It will improve your intellectual standing greatly. Look what it's done for me MOO HA HA HA HAAAAAA!!!! lOVE, dave the knave

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 6:27:00 AM
    Except for cat lovers....everyone's gonna love this poem!!! Except we aren't ready for you to take that ride yet....we would miss the crack-up comments!!:) Love this poem...makes me want to hop on the back and hold on can wear blue, and I'll wear red if you'll knit me one too! (as long as we are headed to the same place??)!! Can I have a lemon drop to put in my pocket please??!

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 6:21:00 AM
    You are such a good story teller. Enjoyed mucho. By the way, "Gothic Fantasy" was inspired by Moussorgsky's Night on Bare Mountain. Listen to it sometime if you have the courage....mooo ha ha ha ha HA! Love, daver

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 5:38:00 AM
    This poem is the reason I love you. Love me :)

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 5:22:00 AM
    Love this piece...the poem just flows so well form the dogs to the cats to the bedroom with hidden treasure....and then the away my friend and enjoy the breeze.