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just like me

As I look back upon my life
And what it might have been
And see how fast it all past by 
It’s almost like a dream

It started with much promise
Though  it had it’s share of bumps
And now I sit here reminiscing
With my bruises  scars and lumps

I  could have been a comic
But I wasn’t very funny
I could have been a playboy
But I never had the money

I could have been a rockstar
But I couldn’t sing a note 
Might have been the president
But i never got a vote

Could have been a carpenter
But I never had the tools 
Could  have  a banker
But I never liked those fools

Could have been a model 
But i never had the looks
Could have been a teacher
But i never read those books

Could have been a moviestar
But   i never  learned to act
But what I am is all i am
And baby that’s a fact

The moral of the story
Is a simple as can be
Go and try be what you want 
Or you’ll end up just like me

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Most of us are afraid to fly
Because we fear we’ll fall
But better to try flying than
Continue to just crawl
So spread your  wings
 and take a chance 
Because life can be quite brief
And maybe all it ever took 
Was a little self belief

Copyright © thomas flood | Year Posted 2019



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fat cats

I see the fact cats getting fatter
I see the poor folk getting weak 
I’m told that somewhere in the  bible
We’re told to turn the other cheek

I see the rich  man on a drug charge
He’s going get a second chance 
 jail a poor man who stole to feed his child
,judge say’s we got to take a stance

I see the politician on the Tv
Saying   he’s going to make it right
But once he’s got the vote
  he’s sitting on his boat    
Sipping  champagne thru  the night.

I see the preacher  all high & mighty
Saying we got to help  the poor
But  then you see his home
Is like the pleasure dome 
It’s got me wondering  for sure

I see  wars in other countries 
They  just don’t seem to make  no sense
The politicians lie, as the innocent die
And   survivors  live in  tents 

 I see the greed  of the few 
Out weighs the need s of the many 
Because  most of those  with all the gold
Wouldn’t part with even pennies 

Why don’t we  do something about this 
Why don’t we get up on the floor 
Why don’t we do something about it 
Lets   show  these  people  to the door 

Copyright © thomas flood | Year Posted 2020

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friend

Friend 

 Oh why oh why doesn’t ostrich fly
The lion roared oh why oh why 
He has the feathers 
He has the wings
And all of those  other birdie things 

Along  came the monkey 
Who pretended that he knew 
And would glady tell all 
For  banana’s, a bunch or two

The lion turned quickly 
And the monkey  took flight
For he  knew  quite rightly
The lion he wouldn’t fight 

A little while later 
A giraffe sauntered by 
But the lion couldn’t hear him
Because he held  his head so high

Then along came the elephant
Who waved his might ears 
I’d really like to tell you 
But it just brings me to tears 

A short time later 
The crocodile appeared 
He said  I know the reason 
As his throat he did  clear 

A long time ago 
When Ostrich was sick
He had little friend
Who by his side did  stick

And when he did recover 
A promise he did make 
I will never fly away again
For you, I will not  forsake

So if you ever see him 
With his head down in a hole 
You’ll know that he’s just visiting with
His little friend the mole 

Copyright © thomas flood | Year Posted 2019

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bear

One day while walking thru the woods 
I saw a big brown bear 
I looked at him he looked at me  
We both just stopped and stared 

He looked at my fingers 
As I looked at his nose 
He looked at my funny ears 
That  were  blue because it was cold

He looked at my woolen hat 
And very rosy cheeks 
As I was wondering to myself 
I wonder what bears eat

I then  looked at his massive paws 
As he looked at my feet 
At   this time I noticed 
His very long sharp teeth

The bear let out a  mighty roar
And I began to tremble
As a thought ran thru my mind
Is it food that I resemble

I then looked down at my watch 
And said 
Is that the time , Oh my
You’ll have to excuse Mr Bear 
I really have to fly


Copyright © thomas flood | Year Posted 2019

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alter ego

Alter Ego  

 

I am just a simple man 

With  little education 

But sometimes being a simple man 

Can add to one’s frustration 

 

Why can’t you be more like Brad 

That handsome movie star 

Or even more like that guy Neil 

In a spaceship he went far 

 

Maybe a bit like Lewis  

Who drives his car so fast  

Or the one   they call Usain 

I’m sure he never finished last 

 

Maybe like the guy named Prince 

Who can play and sing and dance 

Or the guy they call Fabio 

Who’s full of love and romance 

 

Maybe more like Elon 

Who seems so very smart 

Or the guy by the name of Billy Gates 

We all know he can start . 

 

But I am just a simple man 

With very simple taste 

And trying to be like someone else 

Just seems like such a waste  

 

Copyright © thomas flood | Year Posted 2021



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the clock watcher

The Clock watcher 

I am the clock watcher 
I watch it all day 
From the cock crows in the morning 
Till we stop making hay 

I am the clock watcher 
And you might ask why 
Is my life so dreary 
As  the clock ticks on by

I am the clock watcher 
And you might wonder 
Am I waiting on death 
Or am I waiting on thunder

I am the clock watcher
And some think me weird 
But it’s okay to be different
And better than feared 

I am the clock watcher
And some think me wrong 
As they go through their day
With a smile and a song 

I am the clock watcher 
Please don’t pity me 
For I fix the clocks
For the church and clergy

Copyright © thomas flood | Year Posted 2021

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just because

Just because 

Just because you speak 
In a certain vernacular 
Does not mean 
You can’t be 
 vibrant and spectacular 

Just because you’re from 
An older generation
Does not mean 
You can’t be 
an overnight sensation

Just because you’re the type
 that's very quiet and humble 
Does not mean 
your life will be 
full of faltering and stumble

Just because you 
Don’t wear no crowns
Or diamond rings 
Does not mean 
You can’t walk 
like you're  the  king 

Copyright © thomas flood | Year Posted 2021

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foolish heart

My foolish heart 
Has been broken
More than once
But I will not 
Write about it 
With fancy words and fonts

My foolish heart 
Has been broken
Many times 
But I put it 
Back together
With some 
Silly verse and rhymes

My foolish heart
Will always try again
Because love
It makes the world go round
So if you stop 
I guess it ends 

Copyright © thomas flood | Year Posted 2021

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blessed

blessed 

 If knowledge is power 
 I am powerless
 If money is power
 I am less
 but if your health
 is your wealth
 I feel like a very rich man
 and for this I can say
 I feel blessed

Copyright © thomas flood | Year Posted 2019

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journey

my mind was full of a thousand thoughts 
so I never chose a path
I started down so many roads 
but turned ,and soon came back

some of them held interest 
though not for very long
so back I turned ,because I was burned
and felt like i was wronged 

I tried so many different roads
 a lot of those  dead ends
but you meet nice folk along the way
and some are  still  good friends 

now many years have passed me by
and some they are quite blurred 
there was whiskey ,wine
and some good times
and lots of lines were slurred

so apologies to those 
to those I hosed
It was never meant to hurt
and always try remember 
you should know you're own self worth

and if I could do it all again
even with a map
I'm sure I'd make the same mistakes 
because my wife say's I'm a sap 

Copyright © thomas flood | Year Posted 2020

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