Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (Endless PRE-Draft)

There was a man who stood idle-

For he wanted to write a novel, but couldn’t think of a subject, or a title.

-2014-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 652 (The Grass Had Grown)

The grass had grown-
It certainly set the tone.
.
There was a time when a
crowd had come by-
But, as time passed, there
was no one left to cry.
.
The spot had been kept up
for so many years-
Visited often with so many tears.
.
Generations later, a new crowd
started to come by-
To visit their ancestors, is the
reason why.
.
To pull the weeds and to clean the
headstone-
To bring to life what had been
overgrown.
.
To celebrate those who had lived so
long ago-
To give their final resting place, a
sudden glow.
.
The grass had grown-
It certainly set the tone.
-2011-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 639 (The Forest Fire)

They had to start all over again-
Thanks to the big fire and wind.
.
It started in the forest and then it spread-
No one could have know what was up ahead.
.
The brave firefighters and the volunteers worked
so hard-
Trying to put out that fire, trying to stay on guard.
.
For weeks the fire raged, and did not stall-
Taking down complete homes and the trees
that were so tall.
.
Mother Nature had dealt a bad hand-
Striking much and many all throughout
the land.
.
And, then came the day when it was finally
put out-
With tired working souls, and many homeless
without a doubt.
.
They had to start all over again-
Thanks to the big fire and wind.
-2011-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 633 (Up And Down That Hill))

She always had the will-
To travel up and down the hill.
.
The move from Louisiana to Tennessee
had been okay-
With the knowledge, that letters from home
would be on the way.
.
Some days the mailbox would be full,
and sometimes it would be empty-
But, she had to travel up and down the
hill, just to see.
.
Didn’t matter what the weather might bring-
Traveling up and down that hill was a regular
routine that was seen.
.
When the letters came it would make her
grin-
And, when they didn’t, she’d just look
another time, over and over again.
.
Home is where the heart is and when
one cannot be there-
Letters from home and that mailbox
became a great pair.
.
She always had the will-
To travel up and down that hill.
-2011-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 632 (Still Looking)

The homework paper could not be found-
For I searched everywhere, all around.
.
I looked in my backpack and in my room-
I looked under the bed, I was filled with doom.
.
I looked on the kitchen table-
I looked everywhere that I was able.
.
I looked where the dog likes to sleep-
The sadness, within me, began to creep.
.
And then out of the clear blue sky-
The reason for not finding it, well, I remembered why.
.
I hadn’t done it yet, there was no paper to find-
Better get on it, or else, I will be in a bind.
.
The homework paper could not be found-
For I searched everywhere, all around.

-2011-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 630 (Back To School)

Little Man watched out the window-
He saw his playmate, on the school bus,
ride away slow.
.
It had been different the whole summer long-
With no schedule, to worry about, the playtime
was strong.
.
Little Man would run and catch the ball-
He’d slide all the way down the hall.
.
Little Man would sleep in late-
Knowing that when he awoke, all
day long, he’d have his playmate.
.
But, suddenly things began to change-
Little Man’s life was in full re-arrange.
.
His playmate was no longer there during
the day-
For quite a while, the playmate would be
away.
.
School had begun, and for Little Man, he
had to adjust-
To wait for his playmate to come home,
patience was a must.
.
So he chewed on his bone, and hung
around until that yellow school bus
came back-
And, then life for Little Man, would get
back on track.
.
Little Man watched out the window-
He saw his playmate, on the school bus,
ride away slow.
-2011-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (Fall Once Again)

With patience we took our summer seat-

And endured the unbelievable heat.

.

For we knew that the fall season would finally arrive-

If would come in eventually, in full drive.

.

The leaves would begin to fall off of the trees-

Instead of high temps, we would begin to feel a breeze.

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The thought of a sweater would begin to come around-

We might have to dig, but one would be found.

.

We knew that if we just hung around for a while-

The fall season would come in grand style.

.

With patience we took our summer seat-

And endured the unbelievable heat.

-2014-

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