Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 396 (Running After The Election)

She ran and ran, until she could run no more-
She ran on the street, she ran out the back door.
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She ran all over town-
She ran all around.
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She ran til she could run no more, not that
she was out of breath-
But, her campaign had run out, it had met
its death.
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And now we will never get to catch up with
her to ask those questions on what we
wanted to know-
The ones that she would not answer until
she was elected, as she had said so.
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She ran and ran, until she could run no more-
She ran on the street, she ran out the back door.
-2010-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 397 (Overpriced Trip)

There was a President who visited another part of the world-
And from one part of world to another, the spending was unfurled.
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He brought with him hundreds of guests-
For everyone wanted to go and look their best.
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The 35 Naval ships were ready to go-
The money spent on this ordeal continued to unfold.
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And when they got to India, they stayed at the Taj Mahal-
There was plenty of food to eat, for no expense was spared
at all.
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On the main course, was a can of unicorn meat, quite a
highlight-
Found on the internet, quite a delight.
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And, if you believe the story up above-
Then I can sell you a road to nowhere, that almost
included a bridge, that you will really love.

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There was a President who visited another part of the world-
And from one part of world to another, the spending was unfurled.
-2010-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 655 (Meshed Together)

The holidays are all meshed together-
Supposedly to make things easier, and so much the better.
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The Halloween stuff is being rushed out-
To prepare for Christmas, no doubt.
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Catch it all now, or it will be gone-
Storeworkers arranging stuff, from dusk to dawn.
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A turkey here, a Santa Claus there-
A quick look will make the Halloween shelf bare.
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We used to rush on Christmas Eve-
Now every holiday at once is stuffed up the sleeve.
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To wait until the final holiday moment-
Means that more money might not be spent.
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The holidays are all meshed together-
Supposedly to make things easier, and so much
the better.
-2011-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 305 (Bad Oysters)

He went out in his boat-
All was set and it was afloat.
.
To harvest the oysters to pay
his way-
He had done this for many
years, for many a day.
.
And not to his surprise the
oysters had died-
It saddened his heart, for so
hard, he had tried.
.
He threw them back into the
water, knowing that it would
be a long while-
Before he would harvest the
oyster, again, in grand style.
.
He went out in his boat-
And knew that there was no
reason for it to be afloat.
-2010-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 336 (Around The 610 Loop)

About a dozen years ago-
The old man took up a
project, that continued
to grow.
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He was getting up in age
and was told not to drive-
That Loop 610, if he was
to stay alive.
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So, he took it upon himself,
to go the route, at least once
a year-
To test himself, to keep his
name clear.
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This year was no different
than the rest-
Except that instead of going
counterclockwise, he went
the other way, hoping for the
best.
.
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He hadn’t done this trip in
the last three years-
For the Mrs. would get worried,
and he didn’t want to cause
any tears.
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.
So, with this trip and route-
He decided to just go ahead,
to do it, through planning and
sneaking out.
.
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He could see that things had
changed-
But, some fixtures, had not
been re-arranged.
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The ship channel bridge, for
sure-
Is one high experience, that
he could easily endure.
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Things went along, in his
pickup in grand
style-
As he covered the route in
42 minutes, a total of 36
miles.
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At age 89, we could say that
Leon Hale, passed his test-
He most certainly, did his best.
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Will a trip be scheduled when
Leon turns 90?
From the man, who writes so
many interesting, down-to-earth,
stories, well, we’ll just have to see.

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About a dozen years ago-
The old man took up a
project, that continued
to grow.

-2010-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 591 (Cowless World)

If cows were no longer to be-
The world would be a different place to see.
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To get real-
No milk for the cereal.
.
Ice cream-
No longer a dream.
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No more cheese-
Please.
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No more steak-
For goodness sake.
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Black coffee-
Might taste funny.
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The cow is more than just a graze-
For it is useful, in so many ways.
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If cows were no longer to be-
The world would be a different place to see.
-2011-

Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 602 (Coffee Grounds)

I looked in the cupboard, and what did I see-
Just a bit, not a lot, of that stuff called coffee.
.
It was back in November of 1942-
When a rationing, of coffee, had to acrue.
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Every five weeks, the allowance, of only one pound-
And, you can just imagine, how it did not
make the round.
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At the time, back then-
The grounds must have been
used over and over again.
.
And, as time went by, what would
eventually leak-
Is a new kind of coffee, that was really weak.
.
To spread it out, as far, as one could-
Learning to like weak coffee, as something
good.
.
The rationing was eventually over, in July of
1943, and the nation did survive-
But, into a full flavored cup of coffee, they did
immediately dive.
.
I looked in the cupboard, and what did I see-
Just a bit, not a lot, of that stuff called coffee.
-2011-

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