Another fresh year is here,
I would love to banish from my life, worry doubt & fear.
I would like to be joyous, true and live life each moment with zest,
and give the people around me nothing but the best.
I would love to talk, communicate and break mental barriers that are creations,
and work hard towards mending broken relations.
I would love to tell my wife to give me all her tears and fear,
and take from me all my love the loving words she likes from me to hear.
I would love to make an effort to be a good friend,
to my elder daughter and put all petty misunderstandings to an end.
I would love to stop to the people in contact ,the shoving,
and spend more time in loving.
I would love to stop being disadvantageous and outrageous,
and speak only the truth and for that be courageous.
I would love to fight my emotions all unfriendly,
and cover them all with feelings that are friendly.
I would love to learn to be sensitive,
and towards others be open and receptive.
I would love to practice not to crib about all the things life has not given me,
and be greatful for the great things around me I have an opportunity to feel and see.
I would love to learn to be content about all I have received,
and focus now on giving and helping those, whom life has deceived.
I would love to pray for world peace and plant more trees,
and work to help out for carbon emission decrease.
I would love to learn to be unforgiving,
and be more tolerant and caring.
I would love to right some of my wrongs,
and be true to myself and hum joyous songs.
Finally, I would love to learn to be humble and full of gratitude,
and to do so spend some precious moments of my day reflecting in solitude.
If I were to work a miracle I know what it would be
In selfish quest I'd ask to grow in someone's company
Then we could prosper sharing precious moments in life
If I could have the same children, I'd pray she would be my wife
I would treasure the ground she walks on, in joyous harmony
For before I requested this miracle, she opened my eyes to see
Many things we share, architecture and music are two
There's history and geography, she says binds me and you
But it's the music that cements us, especially with Queen
If I were to work a miracle, then this would be my dream
A man I am and near my end.
I have other men to call me friend.
And women round me for the lust
And four leaf clover for the luck.
Beer or buttermilk to drink
And time I have to sit and think.
I have meadows which to mow
And I have crops which to sow.
I have men that call me sir.
I have work to be concerned.
I have obligations piled.
Work to do from mile to mile.
I'd trade it all, to be, you know
A barefoot boy, with a fishing pole.
To rest in the shade by a river bed
Soft grass to lay my youthful head.
Fish and skip stones on waters calm
And sleep out all night -when it's warm.
To unravel natures mystery there
Why the turtle wears a shell?
How the Oriole's nest is hung?
How the frog's croak is sung?
Why the Blue-Bell does not ring?
Why the hornet likes to sting?
My work keeps me shod like a mule
Only in dreams, youthful things I do.
When work here ends, to Heaven I go
To be a barefoot boy, with a fishing pole.
Out past the meadow on the hill up high
Two young lovers on the fourth of July
Blanket spread out on top of the ground
Watching the town folk gather around
Kids run around with sparklers ablaze
The high school marching band plays.
The smell of cotton candy fills the air.
The excitement is growing at the county fair.
Out of the way up high on that hill
Was two young lovers one named Jack, one Jill
The crowd is buzzing as the sun goes low
Waiting for the mighty fireworks show
Jack looks at Jill with love in his eyes
In anticipation of the show in the skies
Jill puts her head upon Jack's soft lap
Gazing and wanting the night to unwrap
The first firework streams into the air,
As a glittering tail follows it there.
A crackle and a boom it erupts in the sky
Watching with awe as the following fireworks fly.
Jack says to Jill, Oh how I love you so
You give me fireworks dontcha know
Jill smiles sweetly and gives him a kiss
This firework show she doesn't want to miss
Its not the SOUP,
I wake up bright and early like the sun
Sleeping real late at night before the a.m. dawn.
With a few hours of sleep
I still find my self counting sheep.
Drink my coffee before I leave
Find my self in a zone not even I believe.
I kick the neighbors dog real far
Tired of him barking at me before I get into my car.
Turning my radio on real loud.
Only when I hear a song that will makes me proud.
I never arrive at work real late.
I have to be responsible in the job I hate
The owner opens the door and finds me asleep.
I tell him get out of my face you stupid creep.
He tells me I am lucky he can not work alone.
Why do I insist of not waking him before I leave our home.
He also said he wishes he could fire me.
Instead to leave the soup at night I have to agree.
As soon as I log out of the Poetry Soup I tell him when I'm done .
When he goes to bed I still find myself roaming the Internet for fun :)
Kissing me goodnight, he ask me if I could give him some.
I say just one more comment hun, I'm almost done.
By 4:00 am I am still on the Soup.
He wakes up to a no surprise
Yelling at me he grabs my laptop and than he........
--for GARETH JAMES contest--leave me hanging--
People who are kind and wise
their success will surely rise
Giving billions of pounds to banks that just squander
Sharing bonuses and gifts, as they internally launder
To Mr Cameron, an alleged Prime Minister for the people
You work for us, do your job right, climb our steeple
Currently in our workforce, there are ten million or more
Aged over fifty, by the score, by the score
Pay them all a million, let's call it severance pay
Retire them early, ten million jobs now in play
With their monies they must buy, a brand new fancy car
Ten million cars ordered, a motor industry to travel far
A house they must buy, or a mortgage to pay off
A dying housing crisis sorted, no builders will scoff
To their kids who have become idle, youthful travesty
No excuses now, to schools, college or universities
So many kids will be removed, no hanging about our streets
Education being their answer, crime fixed, the ultimate treat
Buying fuel for their new cars, purchasing a few bottles of wine
Their taxes and expenditure, will leave the economy fine
What the tax payer has laid out, as they internally launder
Whom we have voted in, do your job, we'll grow fonder
Adapted from an email I received at work today.
How often do you visit the Library? And what do you see?
I see oceans and seas of books plus a homeless man doing zzz’s..
He’d apparently been reading before, he fell deep asleep.
He can stay there, they say, as long as he doesn’t lie down to sleep.
Sitting up is OK and of course, as long as he doesn’t create a scene.
He’s kind and gracious and a little strange but can debate any role
When he walked over, we had a talk about the devil verses mind control.
Without asking, what he really wanted was someone to buy him lunch.
There’s a McDonalds two doors down from where we were bunched.
I don’t know what I expected when he woke up and looked around.
But when I asked if he was homeless he wasn’t fazed at all.
Yes, I have been for a while, he said, but my boat will soon come in.
And I realized the library is a warm, safe place to relax and to be.
And the librarians seem content to just let him be.
In the end, I was sorry I couldn’t buy him that lunch.
But recently, my abilities to do so had become a little stretched.
I used to buy the books I read… now the library is more my taste.
I just hope if it comes to that… he’ll graciously share this place.
The library even has computers from where you could write.
And the people there are varied and really rather kind.
I’m on the edge but whole family’s once prosperous are already there.
Cheap hotel rooms in even cheaper hotels, once skirted are full.
The jobs don’t pay for anything more. They are: Bitter, Disgruntled, Lost.
Needed are better and more jobs to re-establish the American Dream.
To give them some hope so they can go back there again…
And don’t just act toward them… like they’re your library man…
Give them back their American Dream as best you can.
Voice of Reason Contest
Near a house by the lake
on a dock by the shore,
a young lad would fish
for his family now poor.
He goes to the golf course
and wade's the cold lake,
to find the lost golf balls
then sell off his take.
He'll shovel your driveway
when snow's finally here,
and clean out your gutters
when rain's finally near.
He'll mow all the lawns
he can fit in a day,
he's seen on some farms
when their taking in hay.
And when night time comes
and he kneels by his bed,
he thanks God for work
while bowing his head.
He prays that our troops
will win these new wars,
then his two brothers
can help with the chores.
We all need his outlook
when money gets thin,
he's out there trying
he's out there to win.
If you don't go with the flow,
Then they will kick you,
Out the do'.
If you work like you get no pay,
No one to you will say Hey.
If you work at your job,
As if you work for the Lord,
Even when others make it hard
In front of them you'll get
A huge reward
And they'll look like retards.
So when you punch
Your time card
Say thank You Lord
I could have been
When it's time for lunch
Say thank You Lord
Once more even if
Satan knocked at your do
Because he didn't munch
On your wealth.