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A little precocious as a growing young lad,
Carl became notorious for being really bad.
At school he reigned as a lower grades king,
Ruling over a special place under the swings.
The little girls would swing high in the sky,
And Carl watched with pleasure what his eye.
At age twelve Carl was gangly and tall,
He was caught climbing into the girls bathroom stall.
When he was fourteen he did things with zest,
It was almost normal when he grabbed the teacher’s breasts.
Notorious for all the things he did,
“It’s not my fault,” he casually said.
Girls loved him even more as he grew older,
Energetic and adventuresome, he became bolder.
But his wild life would not always be that way,
Because a beautiful bad girl corralled him one day.
She gave him a few lessons in unbridled love,
Then showed him who was boss, when push comes to shove.
Without her love he continually grieved,
Until she finally became the air that he breathed.
Carl was notorious until he met his wife,
She was smarter and better, the love of his life.
Should you want to be notorious, be careful in what you do,
Because somewhere there is someone, badder than you.

May 19, 2017


(MEDICAL version)

So many people with numerous degrees,
Acknowledgements, honors and pedigrees,
Each contributing with all they do,
Unselfish and willing, just like you.
Climbing and wending their way to the top,
Gaining a life-long education that will never stop.
Research rewarded by new found cures,
Insatiable curiosity that will always endure.
All are determined to become the very best
At their own specialties, beyond the rest.
They work as teams though miles apart,
Connected by love, working heart to heart.
Not at the expense of others they’ve joined along the way,
Instead, locking arms and reaching above yesterday.
In unison they march, pushing barriers aside,
Creating new tomorrows, prejudices denied.
The future promises more to those that share,
Their resources combined offer superior care.
United they stand in all that they do,
Unselfish and willing, just like you.
Not just for the moment but for always,
Providing patients with longer and better days.
Many qualified specialists linked by their expertise,
Means patients are the winners in conquering disease.

May 13, 2017

But She Forgot

The People That Time Forgot (novel)

The People That Time Forgot (novel) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

But She Forgot

When her boyfriend broke up with her,


Cried on my shoulder,

Walked with me by the lake,

Talked for hours about all the things they did,

Wanted me to be there just to hear her breathe,

But she forgot I was there.

When she met the man of her dreams,


Told me how special he was,

Wanted me to meet him,

Insisted I go shopping with her to buy him gifts,

Asked me to help her write love poems (for him),

But she forgot I had feelings too.

When he became too busy to be with her,


Wouldn’t talk to anyone for days,

Partied every weekend with her girl friends,

Claimed I would be her best friend forever,

Moved in with a roommate,

But she forgot I cared.

When she became pregnant,


Needed me to take care of her,

Said I would be her son’s godfather,

Told me all the things we would do together,

Said she wanted to be independent,

But she forgot I had always been there for her.

When her boyfriend beat her up,


Lost her baby,

Insisted she still loved him,

Asked me to mind my own business,

Said I should stay away,

But she forgot my heart was broken.

When she was buried,


Looked very pretty,

Said she was sorry,

Wished that she loved me,

Left a note asking me to take care of her son,

But she forgot she didn’t even have to ask.

The School

The School
It was not the joyful cries that echoed in the halls,
Nor the memories captured within the walls,
It was not the holidays projected for the year,
Nor the kids that made teachers grin ear to ear,
Instead it was friendships shared, games played,
Books read, goodies gulped, patience displayed,
It was history and science, all the roads traveled,
Verbs conjugated, stories written, oxymorons unraveled,
Finding denominators, equations graphed, quadratics solved,
Trying to keep students focused and involved,
Understanding, adapting to, and saving the earth,
Laughter to help relieve the stress, much needed mirth,
A staff, but also a family, with many arms to catch or lift,
Those with broken hearts, angry, or who felt adrift,
Leadership and support, firm but flexible, too,
To handle the complexities of problems that ensued,
Students learned in buildings made of brick and stone,
But education received was from blood and bone,
Perspiration and inspiration was the quest,
As the staff challenged and gave its best,
Communication from home and back again,
Stirred students to stretch their weary brains,
But scores and dreams were steadily met,
As all worked together to reach goals that were set.