Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 950 (To Fool For The Day)

We used to get the ketchup out-

To do a pretend cut, without a doubt.

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And, we’d make up stuff-

To make a moment rough.

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We would tell a quick lie or two-

Just to get by, just to get through.

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To shock someone with a very strange tale-

For April Fools Day, without fail.

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Better than a trick or treat-

To make someone drop their jaw, to jump

out of their seat.

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We used to get the ketchup out-

To do a pretend cut, without a doubt.

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 934 (Grandmother!!!!!!!!!!)

Grandmother always talks nice-

To talk in foul language, she would think twice.

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For it is not her natural way-

To utter, that stuff, on any given day.

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But, stick her in the midst of traffic-

And, a few surprises, one might get.

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The kind, of language that can be heard-

Didn’t even know that Grandmother knew that word.

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Never, ever, did we ever dream-

Oh, well, guess Grandmother is just blowing off steam.

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Grandmother always talks nice-

To talk in foul language, she would think twice.

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 653 (Distractions)

The traffic was on a roll-

As the day began to unfold.

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Everyone had a place to go-

As the traffic continued to grow.

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Hopefully it would not stop-

As the amount of cars, did not drop.

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As the drivers continued in the flow-

Other activities were also on the go.

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Texting and talking, the brushing of hair-

Eating and drinking coffee, was not rare.

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Reading maps and the newspaper-

Driving to work in a frenzied stir.

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Wrapping up any other activites that

needed to be done-

For being to work on time, was under

the gun.

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The traffic was on a roll-

As the day began to unfold.

-2011-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 642 (That Bridge)

The bridge had to be torn down-

For much wearing down had been found.

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When the bridge was brand new-

For many years, much traffic it could acrue.

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But, as time began to take its toll-

Action had to be taken that would be bold.

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It had been repaired many times, but now

it required much more-

To demolish it, was in store.

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A brand new bridge would now be conducted-

Over several months it would be constructed.

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In the meantime, another route-

Would be taken by the bridge crossers

without a doubt.

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The bridge had to be torn down-

For much wearing down had been found.

-2011-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 742 (St. Patrick’s Day)

As a child, I always looked forward to St. Patrick’s Day-
Especially as the parades and the celebrations got underway.
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But the best part of the holiday scene-
Was catching someone at school, not wearing green.
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The majority of us prepared ourselves at least a day ahead-
Because not wearing green could turn into quite a dread.
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Getting pinched was not something to look forward to-
So to avoid the issue, we’d do whatever we had to do.
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Whether it be wearing a green shirt-
Or green earrings, or a green skirt.
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Or a green necklace, or a green ring-
Basically we could get by with just about anything.
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But if one wanted to use their green eyes, it was a cinch-
That it didn’t count and it would lead to that dreaded pinch.
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St. Patrick, may have driven the snakes away-
But if you weren’t wearing green, it would not be your lucky day.
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Of course until I got grown, I always wanted to travel over that rainbow-
To find the pot of gold at the end of it, a story that we all well know.
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May we all have the luck of the Irish, as our rivers flow green-
Amongst the shamrocks, green ale, leprechauns, and corn beef sandwiches
that will be heavily seen.

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As a child, I always looked forward to St. Patrick’s Day-
Especially as the parades and the celebrations got underway.
-2007-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 969 (Higher Peach Prices)

The peaches were on the tree-

Sooner or later, to arrive at the grocery,

with a lesser crop, to see.

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And, thanks to Mother Nature, the

prices will be high-

But, unless you pay, how else can

you get by?

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The cobbler has to be made, and that

ice cream too-

We’ll weather this storm, we’ll get through.

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The jellies will be evenly spread-

With that favorite fruit, on the bread.

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Straight out of the can, or eaten from the

tree-

Peaches are a part of our lives, as they are

quite tasty.

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We have no say so regarding Mother Nature

for she is the one who has the control-

Leading us to pay for higher peach prices,

that will unfold.

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The peaches were on the tree-

Sooner or later, to arrive at the grocery,

with a lesser crop, to see.

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 663 (The Old Neighborhood Store)

It was always filedl 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 # 700 (Those Cookies)

Here comes the Girl Scout Cookies proud and clear-

We look for their bright packaging, each and every year.

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Peanut Butter Patties, Shout-Outs, and Thanks-A-Lot-

A delicious variety is what the Girl Scouts have got.

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Savannah Smiles, Duke de Leche, and the Peanut

Butter Sandwich-

Out to get my order, in front, of the local grocery store,

without a hitch.

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Caramel deLites, Lemonades, and Thank U Berry Munch-

The perfect addition, to highlight that everyday lunch.

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And, let’s not forget the Thin Mints, and Shortbread-

Girl Scout Cookie sales are a coming, full steam ahead.

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Back on March 12th, almost one hundred years ago-

The Girl Scouts began, and has continued to grow.

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In Savannah, Georgia, is where it  began-

With 18 girls, readily on hand.

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The plans had been laid-

To hike, to play basketball, and to study

that first aid.

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Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low, believed that it

should be –

For all girls to be given the opportunity to develop

physically, mentally, and spiritually.

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No more isolation at home, for these girls-

For they stepped out together, and discovered

much detail, about this big wide world.

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Now back to those Girl Scout Cookies that will soon

be sold about-

Especially, in East Montgomery County, for it is always

the highlight, of the year, no doubt..

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Not all of the cookies above are sold in every part, of the

country-

With two hired bakers, that is just the way it turns out to be.

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To get ready, with a favorite list, of course-

The Girl Scouts are coming, they will be out in full force.

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Here comes the Girl Scout Cookies, proud and clear-

We look for their bright packaging, each and every year.

-2012-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (Eyes In The Grocery Store)

I went into the grocery store-

I had a list, but I wanted more.

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I saw the cookies and the cake-

It got all over me, for goodness sake.

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I saw the canned meat and tamales-

I saw the veggies and my favorite peas.

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I saw the seafood and the bread-

I kept on shopping, I forged ahead.

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I saw the candies and all the fruit on the stand-

There were also plenty of items in the frozen

section on hand.

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I wondered why I was so interested in everything

in the store-

I don’t generally act this way, I usually shop, with

list on hand, in much bore.

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And then I remembered that I had skipped lunch-

Not a bite did I have not even a munch.

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One is not supposed to go to the store hungry, it

doesn’t work out-

For you have to eye everything, and I mean

everything without a doubt.

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I went into the grocery store-

I had a list, but I wanted more.

-2015-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 953 (Fast Fun And Easy At The Grocery)

I went to the self checkout, because it was supposed to be fast, fun, and easy-

Of course, no human conversation did there happen to be.

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I appreciate being a special customer, as the machine tells me so-

As long as we can get the job done, our relationship will continue to grow.

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To first find the bar, and then take a swipe-

To then put the item, in the bag, without much hype.

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I know to put it in the bag, as the machine keeps telling me so-

Remind me again, so that we can get on with this show.

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And, thanks for the button, in case a bag will not be used-

Some items, such as gallons of milk, can be excused.

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Yes, we’re finished now, and I’m about ready to pay-

With my choice, of payment, I’ll be on my way.

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Was this experience really fast, fun, and easy?

Just checkout my face, upon departure, and you will see.

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I went to the self checkout, because it was supposed to be fast, fun, and easy-

Of course, no human conversation did there happen to be.

-2013-

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