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PRECIPICE

Beat the drums! Let the trumpets blast!
Actors ramble across the world’s stage,
What an ensemble! What a cast!
We are standing on the precipice of a new age,
History in the making as we turn another page.
I stepped up and paid my fee,
Hoping the play would seem real.
I got more than I bargained for,
And yet I’m getting a raw deal!
In so many languages our secrets were globally shared.
Step right up and get the latest news,
The drama, the lies, the action…
As if anyone really cared.
I think I’ll turn the TV back on,
The world news is ready to begin.
But no, I hesitate, it seems like the same news again.
As for the truth, he’s doing what? To who? Why? And when?
While others stand and shake their heads,
Don’t they know lying is a sin?
I’ll be sad when the play is over,
The fireworks will light up the sky.
But if those aren’t real fireworks,
There will be no time to sit and cry.
May 17, 2017

My Son, Listen to My Words of Wisdom

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My son, there are a few things you ought to know,

First off, don’t eat the yellow snow,

When a girl tells you she likes you as a friend,

She means, adios, goodbye, the end,

The tongue has the power of life and death,

Say something nice, or save your breath,

When you think you know something, speak out,

Listen and look wise, when in doubt,

Son, life has no easy answers on how to be smart,

Being always observant is quite an art,

If you look at the friends who surround you,

Your own character comes into view,

When people are angry, listen to what they say,

For what they believe is true will come your way,

Now for the things that can make you better,

Hold these truths close right to the letter,

If you hold anger inside and don’t turn it loose,

It won’t be long before you stew in your own juice,

In colloquial terms, you have to dig,

If you stir a stink, it only gets big,

If you’re knee high in clover you’re doing well,

You’ve hit pay dirt as time will tell,

If you’ve got it made in the shade,

You have no worries, your fortune is made,

The best things in life are not gold or shiny rings,

Love, respect, and honor, are what happiness brings,

Be a person of action, be a person of thought,

Keep out of trouble and do what you ought,

You are wise when you know others and what they do,

You are wiser yet, when you really understand you,

My son, I’ll tell you a secret, don’t ever get old,

It’s only for the tough, the simple, and those who are bold,

Now for the real things you asked me about,

The differences between sexes that you have doubts,

If you think you understand women you’re in danger,

The simple truth? Men are strange, women are stranger,

Know that women think differently than a man,

You’ll always be wrong if you don’t understand,

If you ever think you’re perfect, it’s time for a wife,

She’ll love you and correct you the rest of your life,

Men want women to stay the same always,

Women want men to be different every day,

Women can’t keep secrets, you should know that,

If you have a secret to keep, keep it under your hat,

Love builds bridges across unchartered lands,

Everyone is richer, no matter which side you stand,

Love can be magical when your heart it does claim,

Love also can be an illusion that you’ll never tame,

Love takes normal things and dims the light,

You won’t see faults and everything looks right,

A beautiful woman? If you wish to be wise too,

A beautiful woman is the one who loves you,

The best thing in life I hope you soon learn,

Is to love completely and be loved in return.

Cuddle With Me

Cuddle With Me

It’s getting colder outside, of that I have no doubt,

So I have an idea, I want your heart to think about,

 Forget the rush and throw your schedule out the window,

Fluff up the down mattress; Can’t you hear the wind blow?

The snow will be falling soon; I’m already feeling the chill,

I’ll build a fire to keep you warm, or we could cuddle if you will,

Your nightgown could match the linens, as cute as it can be,

It won’t matter what you wear, as long as you’re next to me,

We’ll need a little privacy, so we’ll keep the curtains drawn,

We’ll talk to the wee hours and love till the break of dawn,

Nothing will be distracting; it’s our duty to help love thrive,

We’ll merge our goals and our dreams, and keep our hopes alive,

We’ll cuddle all we want; we’ll have the weekend to catch up on sleep,

We’ll whisper and laugh, for we have precious secrets to keep,

While we sleep, winter will cover the world with his art,

We will stand there together, heart to heart,

Staring voiceless for a moment to take the splendor in,

Then we will bundle up and brave the cold; out to visit kin,

We also want to visit friends and share with them our joy,

For us, winter is the most wonderful time of year to enjoy,

Later we’ll talk about our plans as we decorate the Christmas tree,

When the wind rattles the windows, I’ll hold you tight to me,

We’ll look into the future with renewed energy,

Having fun and staying in love, the way it was meant to be.