The morning dew upon the trees
Birds wake from restful slumber
The sun is just about to rise
The sound of distant thunder.

The forest begins to come alive
With chatter and with movement
The chipmunks skip and scamper about
There for their own amusement.

Nuts and berries, worms and snails
Breakfast snacks for some
Grasses, plants and flowers bloom
The day has just begun.

The ducks and frogs sit near the pond
A peaceful place to gather
You’ll find a doe, a fox or bear
One by one, or altogether.

In the evening before dusk
The creatures settle down
Hidden in their burrows
Some far beneath the ground.

A good night’s sleep, too soon to wake
They close their eyes and dream
There beside the waterfall
Next to the clear, blue stream.

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The piercing sounds of sirens
The flashing bright red lights
A crowd gathers round the corner
Gonna be a busy night.

A woman calls the station
Can’t seem to find her car
Auto theft is commonplace
At nightclubs and at bars.

Detectives ask the neighbors
“Did you see anything?
One guy says he saw some kids
He thinks they were… THE KINGS.

Gangs wander thru the neighborhood
They threaten and abuse
Some as young as ten years old
They have so much to lose.

Don’t hesitate, call 911
Police are on their way
Listen to the Dispatcher
To what she has to say.

Name and address, tall or short?
Light or long dark hair?
The best description you can give
Although you’re feeling scared.

Guns are drawn, arrests are made
Thieves now in custody
Handcuffed, booked and thrown in jail
Just where they need to be.

A rape, a theft, a murder
A kidnapping or scare
The frail, the weak, the frightened
Just call and we’ll be there.


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A new start, a new beginning
A time for peace, a time for forgiving
Open the door, let go and be free
The weight will be lifted, it’s time to believe.

Shed all of the old burdening feelings
Of anger and pain, begin to start healing
Life is short, a mere fleeting moment
Rejoice and enjoy, the bliss of atonement.

Holding a grudge, casting blame
Will only bring heartache, will only bring shame
Open your heart, open your arms
Step into the sunlight, away from the storm.

Farewell to the bludgeoning, cruelty and crazies
A New Year begins, a chance to show mercy
To those who deserve it, to those who may not
Give all that you can, and all that you’ve got.

Banish the demons, shed the black clouds
Open your heart, remove the dark shroud
The New Year is here, a new day beginning
A time for peace, a time for forgiving.


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Cunning, cruel, malicious
Evil to the core
Considers you irrelevant
Considers you a bore.

Has taken what he needed
Your heart, your mind, your soul
Left you ashamed and ridiculed
So hateful, harsh …. so cold.

Easy prey, an easy mark
So innocent and kind
Just what he was looking for
Something to pass the time.

Mirroring, pretending
He cast his artful net
You fell so hard, so fast, so deep
You’d do just what he said.

Never felt this way before
Obsessed, consumed by love
Everything that you desired
Until, he’d had enough.

Never saw it coming
No way you could have known
Who knew, he’d walk and not look back?
His heart made out of stone.

Feeling devastated
He’s left you on your own
But in the end, you have to know
You’re better off alone.


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A meager salary
Is all she received
For dusting, for scrubbing
And keeping things clean.

A scrub brush, a vacuum
Her tools of the trade
She dressed all in white
They called her, “The Maid”.

She carried a tote bag
Filled with old rags
She cleaned out their toilets
Their closets and bags.

She organized books, pencils and pens
Scrubbing the floors, the walls in the den
She did all the dishes, the pots and the spoons
Prepared lunch for two, everyday before noon.

Croissants and crumpets, two cups of tea
She served them their snack, precisely at three.
She rarely spoke, and was never heard
She kept to herself, never uttered a word.

At the end of the day, she headed for home
She lived by herself, she was always alone.
With Christmas approaching, she baked everyday
Wrapped all of their presents, for their holiday.

On Christmas Day, she served them smoked turkey
Stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy
While they opened their gifts , she cleaned up the kitchen
No one thought of her, not once was she mentioned.

Maybe she might, want to sit for awhile
Stop what she’s doing, before cleaning the tiles
Share just a bit of holiday cheer
With the people she cared for… each day through the year.

But no presents for her, no Christmas blessings
Just more of the same, she cleaned up their messes.
No Christmas bonus, no extra fare
Nothing was done, to show that they cared.


A CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY …reblog 12/15/17

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Gum drops and cookies
Hot chocolate and snow
Sprinkles and icing
Fun places to go.

Sledding and sitting
On Santa Claus’ lap
Wearing my snowsuit
My gloves and my cap.

Finding a tree
At least, six feet tall
Tying it up
On top of dad’s car.

Watching the snowflakes
Fall from the sky
The moon and the stars
The night passing by.

Rudolph and Santa
Know, where I live
I hope they’ll bring toys
And, my sister’s new crib.

My brother wants crayons
An X Box and shoes
I’d like an I pad
For just me, to use.

Decorations are up
We spent the day skating
Now, I watch from the window
Might fall asleep waiting.

Hoping, Santa’s big sleigh
Can land on our roof
And, remembers my brother said
“Shoes” and not boots.

So many children
Such a long list
I wish I could see him
If only a glimpse.

Rudolph’s my favorite
I watch in the sky
For a small red ball
Before, closing my eyes.

His nose is so bright
He’ll lead the way
You can see them flying
You might hear their sleigh.

Jingle bells ringing
Spreading good cheer
When you hear, “ Ho Ho Ho”
You’ll know, they are near.


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Holidays bring sadness
Thoughts of love that didn’t last
Missing those that are gone
Memories of the past.

Putting up the Christmas lights
Thoughts of holly, and Christmas trees
Listening to Christmas Carols
Wishing you were here with me.

The Christmas melancholy
Pervades the holidays
Wishing to change my mood
My thoughts, so dark and  grey.

Happiness is a state of mind
It’s time to start anew
You wouldn’t want me sitting here
Crying over you.

The Lionels still inside their box
I don’t know what to do
Losing you ….so hard for me
I sit here sad and blue.

It’s time to resurrect the train
Get the cars back on the tracks
They might be a little rusty
May need some oil and wax.

I’ll pour some sweet hot chocolate
Add a marshmallow and candy cane
I’ll start feeling better
Though things will never be the same.

A new day, a new chapter
The smell of peppermint and pine
Let’s make some Christmas cookies
Let’s be happy, it’s Christmastime.


CHRISTMASTIME….Reblog, 12/16/18.

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