Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 557 (Prep For School)

We got up early, to go to school-
We were great students, who always
followed the golden rule.
.
We heard the alarm clock, and off
we were-
To eat our breakfast, to do the oatmeal
stir.
.
And afterwards, brushing our teeth, and
our hair-
Already dressed, and doing a quick mirror
stare.
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Didn’t want to miss the bus, for that was
not good-
Off to the bus stop, as we should.
.
And, to our surprise, we had forgotten
that school was out-
Habits persist, as we performed, a sudden
backward route.
.
We got up early, to go to school-
We were great students, who always
followed the golden rule.

-2011-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (2010) To Find Someone We Used To Go

To find someone, we used to go-
To that phone book, that we all
happened to know.
.

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It had the names and numbers
of our friends around town-
It had the lists of businesses,
that were also found.
.

.
It was always by the telephone, for
us to use-
It got thicker and thicker, making
it impossible to lose.
.

.
They said that we used our fingers
to do the walking-
And, we still do, in order to keep
up with our non-stop talking.
.

.
But, in a different form, for many of
use our fingers, the same, still to
find-
But, instead of opening a book, we
tend to go online.
.

.
It is said that the paper telephone book
is going away-
Still, it would be nice to have one, for a
rainy day.
.

.

To find someone, we used to go-
To that phone book, that we all
happened to know.

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose [I] (Never Too Early)

I’m the one that is always late-

In high school, I was always late for an important date.

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The IRS never expects me to pay-

Before the designated day.

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At the nail shop, time is always spent-

Wondering when I’ll show up, many nerves are bent.

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The doctor waits on me-

I know it is the opposite of what it should be.

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Everyone knows that I am always late-

And it upsets folks, that I make them wait.

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So when I showed up once early it was a kick-

I didn’t know why, it must have been a self trick.

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The whole weekend was fun-

And I managed to get a lot done.

.

I stayed off the computer and the TV-

Didn’t venture out, not a soul to see.

.

And that is the reason that I happened to get off track-

Showed up early, because I forgot to set my clock back.

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I’m the one that is always late-

In high school, I was always late for an important date.

-2014-

 

 

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose [H] (NOISES IN THE NIGHT)

The house was quiet, and no one was around-
A bit of agitation is what I eventully found.
.
For there were strange noises I did not know-
As I said before there was no one around, and no where to go.
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I tried to think about something brand new-
It was the only thing that I could think to do.
.
To offset the strange noises that had brought much fear-
To ease my mind, I had to figure out to rid the noises and put them in arrear.
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I tried to read a book, I tried to count about a thousand sheep-
But nothing brought relief, as I heartily tried to go to sleep.
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I covered my ears, I went and got a snack in the kitchen-
I counted another thousand sheep, over and over again.
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And then suddenly it occured to me, of this strife, I would put it to rest-
I called the police, and suddenly I had an invited guest.
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The neighbors played their TV loud every single night-
All those horror shows and sounds would give anyone with insomina, a sure fright.
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They were warned, and suddenly the night was silent and still-
To get lots of sleep, FINALLY, I will, I will.
.
The house was quiet, and no one was around-
A bit of agitation is what I eventully found.
-2014-

 

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose [G] Halloween Night

The moon was full, and the kids were out-

They had mapped out their Halloween map.

.

They went to see Mrs. Smith, who made the

popcorn ball-

She made plenty, she made enough for all.

.

Then off to Mr. Chester’s, who gave candy

corn-

And in addition, he blew real loud his

homemade boat horn.

.

Mrs. Garcia always had chocolate to boot-

When we left her house, we had scored our loot.

.

Mrs. Johnson had a variety of candy-

To trick or treat, at her house was real handy.

.

The Halloween bags were getting full and a bit heavy-

Thank goodness, Mama was following along in that

old time Chevy.

.

To unload a bit, in the car-

Then once again, to travel far.

.

From this block, to that block, the kids went

door to door-

It was Halloween night, and every house turned

into a candy store.

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The moon was full, and the kids were out-

They had mapped out their Halloween map.

-2014-

 

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 193 (To Be Used Later)

There was a time when the little girl
would read Mother Goose-
But as of late, of the stories the
little girl had no use.

For she was a tween now and all she
could see-
Is that stories like that would be for
a baby.

The years went by and eventually
the tween became a teen-
And of course, then, Mother Goose
had been years away from the scene.

No time for such nonsense for the
girl had now turned into a lady-
And more important things there
were to be.

And then all of a sudden the lady
become a mother-
A mother who wanted to be like
no other.

There was a time when the little
girl would read Mother Goose-
And with a brand new baby in
her life, for the story, she had
much use.

-2010-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 398 (Too Early)

I got to work and I could see-
That the parking lot was empty.
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Did I forget and think that it was Sunday?
Or did I just happen to lose my way?
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Did everyone else forget to get up this morning?
Maybe their alarm clock, did not ring.
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I flet like I was in the Twilight Zone-
And, no one showing up for work, was setting the tone.
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And, then suddenly, it hit me-
To set my clock back an hour, I forgot, how silly.
.

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At least it was better than it was in the spring-
Which caused to earn that late to work thing.
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I got to work and I could see-
That the parking lot was empty.
-2010-

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