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Polly got Words

Polly got words

He was five and going to start school.
His name was Paul, but everyone called him Polly.
He had only one interest and that was anything with wheels.
His mom knew that other kids his age new their letters and the alphabet.
Polly got bored fast when it came to learning the letters and had no interest in them at all.
He would play for hours with his hot wheels cars, clutched in his hands when he fell asleep.
His mom fretted over this, for after summer, he was to start kindergarten.
She had an idea of how he could learn his letters using cars.
She bought twenty six shiny, new hot wheels cars.
The roof each car she wrote a letter.

It was simple.
She said, this is the A car
When it starts it goes AAaaaaah
And this is the D car
When it starts it goes Dididididi
And this is the R car
When it starts it goes RrrrrRrrrrrr

He learned to recognize the letters and their sounds.
Creative parenting had succeeded wonderfully, and 
Polly got words


Sept 21, 2016

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Recycle

Recycle

I was born a tree
Lived until forty three
For three months I was a tissue
With that I had some issues
After that I was paper for art
Thrown away and I fell apart
Back into the earth
Then on this last birth
I'm back to being me
Again I am a tree

Sept 21, 2016
Something replaceable contest 

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New Toy, Teen Boy

New toy, teen boy

That sound
"Hell bound"

Base thuds
Young studs

Glass shakes
Loud brakes

So cool
You fool

Base blares
No cares

Turn Down
You clown

Rap car
You are

Vibrate
Ingrate

Man hood
No good

Have fun
Young one

March 2017

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Untruths

No lies are sweet
Except the ones to lesson harm
These lies are cheap
The ones meant to charm

Lies are usually for self gain
To avoid telling the truth
Not willing to take blame
Commonly done in youth

Lies of fabrication
An imagination out of control
Lies of exaggeration
Are told to strengthen the goal

Whatever the circumstances
 no one can disguise
You may not know by their actions
But You can tell by their eyes

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Wood Wide Web

Wood Wide Web

Entwined beneath our feet
Is a world so discrete

A society laughing and crying
Families living and dying

Sharing all that sustains,
Life coursing through their veins 

Touching, feeling and connecting 
Existing, surviving and protecting 

They feel when neighbors are hurt
The air for them is the dirt

They're roots hold the secrets of creation
Overlooked by the greed of our nations

March 2017

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Another order please

We ordered
Gabamerghers at the restaurant
While we waited our stomachs snarled
Then they
                                     R O A R E L L E D
and grindled
They gave us our meals at last
But ooooh
Something wasn't right.........
My brothers gabamergher sneezed out its patty and its cheese !
Maybe it was a breeze?
We'll need a new one please,
The first one sneezed 
                                   and landed on that lady's knees
So they brought be another
Same size, same colour
But oooooooooh
Something wasn't right...............
I gave it a sniff and
It sniffed me back !!!
Then off it flew off to the same lady's lap
There were my gabamerghers, one on each of her knees
Then something happened.... you'll never believe !
"It's time to leave"said my brother, 
And when I looked again
The gabamerghers had
EATEN  EACH OTHER !

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Gone

Released from their mortal form,
to the dimension of the unborn 
They are not lost nor taken,
not in heaven, not forsaken 
They exist in another dimension, 
one beyond our comprehension
Where we’ve always been and never began
Where there's no desire to understand 
Don't see death with fear and confusion,
enjoy life, 
for it’s only an illusion 

October 2017

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The Rabbit

The rabbit 
Two houses side by side
One couple had a rabbit
One couple had a dog
The dog loved the rabbit
Was next door all the time 
The couple with the rabbit 
Went away on vacation 
Before they left 
Their rabbit died
They buried it in their backyard 
The dog was very sad 
Dug it up and brought it home
The dogs owners were mortified 
Thought their dog had killed 
The neighbors rabbit 
So they washed the mud off
Fluffed it up and put it back in the cage
When the neighbors returned 
They were astonished 
To see the rabbit back in the cage
All white and fluffy as though never been buried !

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Moon

The moon and the many miles between us 
Is where the magic begins 
Only for us to see

October 8, 2016

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Weather

Wind
Fierce, strong 
Blowing, gusting, pushing
The clouds are moving quickly, leaving blue in their path
Warming, calming, soothing
Peaceful, bright
Sun

October 11, 2016

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