Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 365

Annie used to go to the beach-
She’d look for seashells, as far
as her eyes could reach.
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She’d build sandcastles, and
as she would shovel her way-
Into a hole, where she’d get
her picture taken that day.
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And then one day, as she began
to dig, she was told not to-
That from then on, it was not the
thing to do.
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She knew that oil had been there
a long time ago-
But, there was no more, for she
was told so.
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Annie used to go to the beach-
She’d look for seashells, as far
as her eyes could reach.
-2010-

 

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 663 (That Corner Store)


It was always filled with stir-
That neighborhood store, on the corner.
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Mother would always send Sandy
to buy some eggs-
She’d walk over there with her
toothpick legs.
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Or perhaps one day, it might be
some bread-
Sandy would get whatever Mother
wanted and said.
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The best part for Sandy-
Of course, was looking at that ja,r of
candy.
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And, every once in a while she was
able to get a piece-
An action she hoped would never cease.
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Sandy is grown now and remembers so
very well-
That corner grocery, with so many tales
to tell.
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Thank goodness Mother took a picture of
it long ago-
For it is now an empty space, where much
grass does grow.
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She can still picture herself with the skinny
legs making that trip-
Rewarded with a piece of candy, as a tip.
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It was always filled with stir-
That neighborhood store, on the corner.

-2011-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 287

Off to Galveston we went-
And the whole day we spent.
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On the beach we got sand
between our toes-
And yes, it did burn, when
the saltwater, got in our nose.
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The sea gulls were fed-
Lots and lots of bread.
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We rode the ferry and fed them
there too-
Riding along in the air, is what
they tend to do.
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A sandcastle was built and of
course we buried ourselves in
the sand-
We helped Mama fix lunch, we
gave her a hand.
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And after we ate, we played some
more on the beach, until we were
tired-
To come back again, we are well
inspired.
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Off to Galveston we went-
And the whole day we spent.

-2010-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 207 (Eating Grapes)

The grape crop was ready
for harvest-
And was reined in by
special guests.

For in South Africa, no
one could keep the baboons
away-
Even with electric fencing,
noisemakers, and rubber
snakes, they still came by
the hundreds everyday.

To them the only proper
treat-
Was to eat the grapes that
were sweet.

For if they were sour, they’d
leave them behind-
For the poor grape growers
to scour through and find.

The grape crop was ready
for harvest-
And to rein them in, was
the famously uninvited
guests.

-2010-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 205 (An Innocent Spring)

The springtime came and the bulbs
began to sprout-
It had happened for the last 21 years,
so I had no doubt.

That they would return as they have
every single spring-
The purple blooms amongst the green
leaves, has become a traditional thing.

First, the green leaves come up and the
blooms follow behind-
A lovely bunch of flowers is what I always
eventually find.

But, this year was different, for as I saw them
standing tall-
When I got up closer, it wasn’t that way at all.

The outer ring was all that stood straight-
While the ones in the middle, didn’t look all
that great.

It looked like someone, or something had
laid them flat-
I was amazed about the situation, and
thought, well how about that?

And then I realized it was my daughter and
her friends who had done this particular act-
I could have assumed that a little courtesy is
what they lacked.

I could have gotten upset and thrown a fit-
But then I looked at the situation again, from
where a childs’ mind sits.

Only young once, the little idle minds, saw so
much fun-
In making this area a play place, in the shade
away from the sun.

A place to imagine, a place to hide-
Couldn’t have done it better myself, had I
tried.

The daughter and her friends will grow up and
one day move away-
And at another time, on another spring day-

I’ll look at the blooms, and wish she were still
around-
To play, in the blooms again, as if they were
once again new found.

The children grow up, and lose the innocence
of imagination of play-
But, I’ll still see them, in the blooms, on any
given spring day.

The springtime came and the bulbs
began to sprout-
It had happened for the last 21 years,
so I had no doubt.

-2010-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (School Is Out)

School is out-

Without a doubt.

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School is no longer-

As now the summer is stronger.

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And for a good reason-

For this is the summer season.

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A season to rest-

Without much test.

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A season to rule-

With no particular schedule.

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A season to relax-

To the ultimate max.

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A season to look forward to-

The back to school season, when the summer is over and through.

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School is out-

Without a doubt.

-2014-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 228 (Bloated Fishing Contest)

There was a Garland man who wanted
to win a bass boat in a fishing contest-
And instead of playing fair, to cheat he
did his very best.

He weighted down the fish
as best as he could so that
it would weigh more-
And then he waited silently
as he knew that his rewards
would shortly be in store.

But as the judges noticed a lump
in his caught fish-
The Garland man apparently did
not get his wish.

There was a Garland man who wanted
to win a bass boat in a fishing contest-
But ended up serving 15 days in jail,
for he did not pass the cheating test.

-2010-

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