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FEELS LIKE A LIFETIME AGO January feels like a lifetime ago, breathing freely in a hearty party atmosphere. The wheels on the van go round and round. A storm loomed and we stood on Psalm 91. The storm couldn’t reach where God’s hand breathed. The wheels on the van go round and round and our family goes up and down in reverie. Oh how God blessed us with a solid gold watch. Extended family joined us - my parents’ siblings, the youngest with their spouses. And the doors open and and shut. Shuttled to downtown, my brother-in-law at the helm. Nobody wore masks, nobody was sick, nobody needed operations. Smooth operator, our Lord, who planned this folly,* this tralala adventure — his peace and safety parlayed. We blast music from the fifties, sixties, seventies. Up, up we go from dynastic overflow, generational happiness in our strobing blue jamboree — guilt-free. Celebration of two great people — defined by hips, superglued twins from different mothers. Children of forever after happiness. Blissfulness before March. The ants go marching on the calendar screen, right away we can’t breathe, thankfully not covid. The ants weave in and out, revolving hospital doors, pass through, separate, and go home — the square dance for cool kids, not so cool. Wannabee ankle-biters** - cruel. In the bus we bust a gut**...months later Dad busts a chest. Dosido here we and dad take turns, for the best - we hope! 8/18/2020 Popular songs: Wheels on the Bus, Ants Go Marching Bible, Psalm 91 is about protection Some square dance lingo used in this poem - such as pass through, separate and go home, dosido *folly here is meant to mean to mean celebratory fun **ankle-biters are children ***bust a gut - laughing

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Date: 8/19/2020 3:22:00 AM
Very creaive. Fun times ...
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 8/19/2020 4:53:00 AM
Thank you, my friend!
Date: 8/18/2020 5:07:00 PM
Thanks for the reprise of a wild ride on the Moody Blues bus, Kim. Great write. Thanks, Gershon
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 8/18/2020 6:08:00 PM
LOL, you make me laugh which is good during troubled times.