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Reason for Rhyme

Perhaps it's time to share our rhymes 
     with neighbors, family and friends.
Our tales of dogs and enchanted frogs
     and other odds and ends.

We'll speak in rhymes of fun-filled times 
     with spirits free as the wind.
Where painted clowns ensured no frowns 
     and rainbows never end.

It seems the rhymes soothe our minds 
     as words like rivers flow.
Our thoughts sail high in cloudless skies 
     over mountains white with snow.

Copyright © Bill Connell | Year Posted 2022



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Can't Get Rid of Covid Blues

Here I lie in Ramona,
sick with the virus Corona.
     I feel like hell
     and cannot smell,
but glad I don't have pneumonia.

In five days' time, I finally felt fine:
Free from the virus Corona.
     Then again it hit,
     now I'm sick as Schmidt,
as I lie in bed in Ramona.

Copyright © Bill Connell | Year Posted 2022

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The Fledgling Finally Flies

Another day has slipped away,
     the Sun has come and gone.
And in the night I hope I might,
     enjoy a new day's dawn.

The month of May has slipped away,
     the Moon has come and gone.
Though having fun in the Summer Sun,
     for another Spring I long.

Yet robins sing and children dream,
     as the Sun begins to rise.
One life ends, while another begins,
     and the fledgling finally flies.

Then one day they flew away,
     no more robins sing.
Now songless trees lose their leaves,
     'till robins return in Spring.

It's been a year since we last past here
     as Earth orbits the Sun.
'Twas a year with cheers and occasional tears,
     but another Spring has come.

Now robins sing and plants grow green
     and humming birds grace the sky.
Most Winter kill will surely heal
     and fledglings soon will fly.

Copyright © Bill Connell | Year Posted 2022

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Don't Monkey Around

WHO now advises of an ugly new virus,
     that's spread by sexual encounter.
Remember safe sex is better than pox on a pecker
     since Monkeypox is really a downer.

Copyright © Bill Connell | Year Posted 2022

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Life's Journey

Journey fourth I know not where,
     perhaps I'll know when I get there.
From purple mountains to shining sea,
this ribbon of highway beckons me,
young and wild and feelin' free.

There's boundless beauty to adore,
     but now I see the distant shore.
I journey now within my soul,
mysteries of life I'd like to know,
old and tired and movin' slow.

Copyright © Bill Connell | Year Posted 2022



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Sick at Sea

On a crisp December day
while crabbing in Monterey,
     Captain Osiris
     came down with the virus
now crew's confined to sick bay.

Copyright © Bill Connell | Year Posted 2022

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The Wagon

I don't want to get drunk anymore.
These hangovers I truly deplore.
     Yet as the sun goes down
     you know where I'm bound:
goin' drinkin' just like before.

I don't want to get drunk anymore.
My behavior is hard to ignore.
     Friends say it ain't fittin'
     so tonight I'm quittin'
and walkin' out this barroom door.

I don't want to get drunk anymore.
Yet I'm back here just like before
     and I'm writin' this poem
     for my lover at home
and hopin' she don't lock the door.

You know I'll get drunk evermore
and be the lush most abhor.
     There's no use resistin'
     'cause you know that I'm fixin'
to go drinkin' just like before.

Copyright © Bill Connell | Year Posted 2022

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The Vaccination

Then came new legislation
that was passed with good intent.
     "You must all get vaccinations
     with no further hesitation
     and this virus we'll prevent."

"Since you've had your vaccination
please don't make such a fuss.
     It gives us inflammation
     and conflicts with medication,
     let us choose what's best for us."

"Let me explain the situation
using vaccine's not a sin.
     I'm just trying to save the nation
     from this viral infestation
     but my patience is wearing thin."

"Then we want your resignation
as our nation's President.
     You can stick your vaccination
     since we have no inclination,
     all you'll get is our dissent."

"I can feel your deep frustration
but my mandates are a must.
     You've received your stimulation
     (though it came with high inflation)
     so my guidance you must trust."

Copyright © Bill Connell | Year Posted 2022

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Lost in Wonderland

I don't know where I'm goin',
     ... not sure where I've been.

This world's got me spinnin'
     round and round and when
I think I've got it figured,
     and finally understand,
The clouds start a formin'.

     I'm lost in Wonderland.

Copyright © Bill Connell | Year Posted 2022