Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (Lock Me In Or Lock You Out )

There was something going on that I had to keep out-

So buying many locks was the given route.

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I put locks on the windows and locks on the doors-

I put locks in the attic, I double nailed the floors.

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I put cameras and locks in the overstuffed kitchen-

I double checked them all over and over again.

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I put locks on the inside as well as the outside-

I put many more that I could find on the inside.

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But the problem is that what I wanted to keep away-

I’d still have to confront on some upcoming day.

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For what I was trying to lock out was not what I thought-

A delusion is what I had eventually bought.

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For what I was running from was really me-

And until I realized that fact I’d never be free.

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In the meantime another lock to install-

Perhaps on that door or against that wall.

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There was something going on that I had to keep out-

So buying many locks was the given route.

-2015-

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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 (Here We Go Again)

Here comes those names again, it’s all set-

ANA, BILL, and CLAUDETTE.

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The names that in reality we don’t want to face-

DANNY, ERIKA, FRED, and GRACE.

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Names that we wouldn’t want to purposely schedule a date-

HENRI, IDA, JOAQUIN, and KATE.

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For when the are called up an uncertainty does amass-

LARRY, MINDY, and NICOLAS.

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Questions of directions and safety is how it goes-

ODETTE, PETER, and ROSE.

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The Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico to possibly churn and stir-

SAM, TERESA, and VICTOR.

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Last but not least is WANDA on the list-

The 2015 hurricane season names, that must be watched,

and cannot be missed.

-2015-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 201 (Every Single Holiday)

There was a lady-
Who happened to
celebrate every
holiday that might be.

She’d celebrate Halloween
and Thanksgiving, Kwanza,
and Christmas, of course-
She’d celebrate New Year’s
Eve in full force.

She’d celebrate Valentine’s
Day and the President one-
She’d celebrate St. Patricks’ Day,

Passover, Easter, and couldn’t
wait to get that Cinco De
Mayo celebrating done.

And of course the rest of
the year she’d celebrate
all of those other holidays
too-
Celebration for her lasted
the whole year through.

There was a lady-
Who happened to
celebrate every
holiday that might be.

-2010-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 824 (The Yard Has Been Stilled)

She ran through the yard, with a little dress on-

And, when I looked again, she was gone.

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The years had flown, and now she was

all grown-

She was out in the world, she was on her own.

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I remember when I first brought her home-

She didn’t have much hair at all, not much to comb.

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And, then it grew all the way, down her back-

It was still that way, when she carried her kindergarten backpack.

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She brought me joy, and when I talk with her, my

heart is filled-

The yard, where she once ran, has been stilled.

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She ran through the yard, with a little dress on-

And, when I looked again, she was gone.
-2012-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 519 (A Welcome Visitor)

The Easter Bunny is coming soon-
And, yes, he will be singing his
springtime tune.
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As little children are very strong-
In the art, of loving a simple song.
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No band is needed, for he can sing
without-
For that is what the Easter Bunny is
all about.
.
Big people like a visit too-
Especially, in the chocolate department,
through and through.
.
Baskets and grass, are the regular
fare-
Prepared carefully, with much care.
.
The Easter Bunny is coming soon-
And, yes, he will be singing his
springtime tune.

-2011-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 742 (Green)

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, leprechans, and corn beef sandwiches

that will be heavily seen.

-2007-

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