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.

.

The years had flown, and now she was

all grown-

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

.

I remember when I first brought her home-

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

.

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

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

.

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

heart is filled-

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

.

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.
.
As little children are very strong-
In the art, of loving a simple song.
.
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.

.

But the best part of the holiday scene-

Was catching someone at school, not wearing green.

.

The majority of us prepared ourselves at least a day ahead-

Because not wearing green could turn into quite a dread.

.

Getting pinched was not something to look forward to-

So to avoid the issue, we’d do whatever we had to do.

.

Whether it be wearing a green shirt-

Or green earrings, or a green skirt.

.

Or a green necklace, or a green ring-

Basically we could get by with just about anything.

.

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.

.

St. Patrick, may have driven the snakes away-

But if you weren’t wearing green, it would not be your lucky day.

.

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.

.

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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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 144

Mother Nature took her course-

And hit a land in full force.

The world could not ignore and took stock-

Of the sadness, death, grief, need, hurt, and shock.

Mother Nature took her course-

And the world set out to help immediately, and in full force.

-2010-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 5

There was a courteous man who drove a courteous mile-

And while he drove that courteous mile, he let the art of texting rest for a while.

-2009-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 961 (By The Gallon)

To remember when-
We used to drink it by the gallon.
.
It was an easy fix-
Just add water, sugar, and then mix.
.
We drank it before school-
We drank it when it was cool.
.
We drank it when the weather was hot-
And, to top it off, we certainly liked it a lot.
.
It came in many a flavors, in which we could choose-
Really and truly, with any flavor, one could not lose.
.
For they all tasted good, and would make us smile-
Hold on a minute, while I finish my glassful, in grand style.
.
In my head I still sing, “Kool-Aid, Kool-Aid tastes great-
Wish we had some can’t wait.”
.
To remember when-
We used to drink it by the gallon.

-2013-

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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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