Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (Charley Isn’t A Friend Of Mine)

Charley isn’t a friend of mine-
As a matter of fact he generally puts
me in a bind!

He mostly comes to see me at night-
And during his visits and after I just
don’t feel right!

I’ve done what I could to try and keep
him away-
But it’s easier said than done to keep
him at bay!

He never knocks but comes in unexpectedly
with full force-
Staying his visit, letting it take its course-
My feet and legs would feel so much the better
if he’d stay off of his high horse!
-2001-

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MODERN MOTHER GOOSE-ON THE LOOSE (OUT FOR A WHILE)‏

TWEETIE THE PIGEON WAS RUNNING AROUND THE KITCHEN-

AS HE WAS LET OUT EVERY NOW AND THEN.

.

FIRST HE WOULD GO OVER BY THE SINK-

TO SETTLE DOWN FOR A WHILE, TO MAYBE THINK.

.

AND THEN HE WOULD HEAD TO UNDER THE TABLE-

AND PECK AROUND AS MUCH AS HE WAS ABLE.

.

HE WOULD STRUT BACK AND FORTH, LOOKING TO

SEE WHAT WAS GOING ON-

AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN HE WOULD BE GONE.

.

FOR HE WANTED TO SIMPLY BE OUT OF SIGHT-

THIS WOULD HAPPEN BOTH DAY AND NIGHT.

.

AT LEAST HE THOUGHT THAT HIS HIDING PLACE

WAS UNKNOWN-

UNTIL HIS OWNER GRABBED HIM, TO SET A

DIFFERENT TONE.

.

A GOOD EAR RUB WOULD SERVE HIM WELL-

AS HE EYES RELECTED, HIS OWNER COULD TELL.

.

UNFORTUNATELY BACK TO HIS CAGE IS WHERE HE

WENT-

UNTIL HIS NEXT OUT TIME, THIS IS WHERE HIS TIME

WOULD BE SPENT.

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TWEETIE THE PIGEON WAS RUNNING AROUND THE KITCHEN-

AS HE WAS LET OUT EVERY NOW AND THEN.

-2015-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose ( Free Time After Chores)

The roads were muddy and many cars would get stuck-

It was just awful hard driving in all that muck.

.

And then it was paved, and made it better-

To drive to the store, to go to the post office,

to retrieve a letter.

.

The washing at the river, was an all day affair-

Until that wringer washer arrived, and then the

washing was less of a nightmare.

.

Of course the weather had a lot to do with

hanging out those clothes-

Until the dryer arrived, and the softener that

is swell to the nose.

.

Less ironing in many a case-

In all of the above, less chore time to face.

.

Chasing that chicken in the backyard was

an awful feat-

A lot different than buying at the grocery,

or taking a chicken place table seat.

.

First the cow had to be milked and then

the milkman would drive by-

To leave fresh milk every morning is the

reason why.

.

Now we head to the store to get a gallon

or two-

Don’t know how those prior ancestors made

it through.

.

But one thing for sure is that we all have to

do whatever it is we have to do-

That goes for yesterday, and in the modern

day too.

.

Things to accomplish each and every day-

You would think that with modern technology

more free time might head our way.

.

But that free time appears less and less-

So much schedule, yet we give it our best.

.

The roads were muddy and many cars would get stuck-

It was just awful hard driving in all that muck.

-2015-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (The End Of The Line For The Big Yellow School Bus)

The little girl first went to school-

To learn the golden rule.

.

And for her it was a must-

To ride that big yellow school bus.

.

Her Dad stood every day by her side-

For her safety, to make sure that she

caught her ride.

.

And when that big yellow school bus was on

it’s way back-

Of that time, her Dad always kept track.

.

For several years, he’d bring her scooter

down to the stop-

And as soon as she got off the bus, onto

it she would hop.

.

She wore her hair in pigtails, back in the

day-

And as she scooted, in the wind they

would sway.

.

Her Dad followed behind, as she went

on her way-

Gee, all of this seems like yesterday.

.

As the little girl got older, her Dad still

followed her and watched as she

got on the bus-

She may have been older, but safety

first was always a must.

.

And now here they are on the 13th year,

and all of this will shortly come to an end-

As the little girl is now a Senior, and no

more time on the big yellow school bus,

will she spend.

.

Dad took Moma’s place in this expedition-

For when the big yellow school bus came, Moma

was at work, and could not get this job done.

.

The bus stop was on a corner where you just never

knew who might be passing by-

It could be a nice neighbor, or someone with

bad thoughts, on the fly.

.

But Moma was never worried about the little

girl catching that bus-

Because Dad took over, as the situation

was a must.

.

The little girl first went to school-

To learn the golden rule.

-2015-

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MODERN MOTHER GOOSE-ON THE LOOSE (THE PERSONAL EXCEPTION)‏

There is so much that we care for as we follow the rules-

We have our limits, we have our modern day society tools.

.

It has to be that way, or not at all-

It’s like we boundary our thoughts, with a great big wall.

.

No exceptions, is what we hear others daily say-

Nothing can stop it from being exactly that way.

.

Until one day, when the subject affects us personally-

Then an exception happens to appear readily.

.

Of course, just for this occasion, for we know it is not right-

But we have our own personal agenda, that must be kept in sight.

.

There is no contradiction, when it involves a much needed personal act-

In the meantime, to keep ones social standing and integrity intact.

.

There is so much that we care for as we follow the rules-

We have our limits, we have our modern day society tools.

-2015-

 

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (The Bare Land)

 

There a family who moved to the country-

For they wanted to be free of the city.

.

To smell the flowers and roam the wood-

To take advantage, of the country, as best

as they could.

.

To picnic, under the trees-

To sit on the porch, to enjoy the breeze.

.

To have a few pigs, and a cow or two-

To enjoy the stars when the day was through.

.

But about those trees, Mother Nature had

another thought-

And one by one, eventually they were sought.

.

Between the drought and a big hurricane-

The trees began to come down, with less shade

to gain.

.

A few trees and bushes had been replanted, and

they would grow slow-

The family had to adjust, for it was the only way

to go.

.

For some things cannot be controlled, especially

Mother Nature, for sure-

It’s a sad reality, in life, that the trees just did not

endure.

.

There a family who moved to the country-

For they wanted to be free of the city.

-2015-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (Game Time)

The game was about to begin-

Both teams wanted to win.

.

And so did their fans-

That were in attendance, and

always on hand.

.

The fans could not be stilled-

As they headed to their seats, in

the stadium, that would be filled.

.

At this time all was fifty-fifty, with

the thoughts of a win-

Of course, they would cheer for their

team, over and over again.

.

And many snacks they would consume-

And even more after that, if they could

find the room.

.

The stadium would get loud, and a bit more-

At the appropriate time, it would turn into a roar.

.

And when the game was over, the losing team would

no longer cheer-

But whine for a moment, and realize that there is

always next year.

.

The game was about to begin-

Both teams wanted to win.
-2015-

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