Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 705 (New Orleans To Memphis)

We left New Orleans in a river boat-

To enjoy the scenery, to keep afloat.

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To enjoy the river, as many have done before-

Never to miss a moment, never to experience

the mode of bore.

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To pass by Baton Rouge, the capitol city-

With many more sights, to view and see.

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Then to bypass Natchez and Vicksburg too-

Louisiana is gone, and now into Mississippi,

for another breath of fresh air, to acrue.

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Here we are docking, in Tennessee, at Memphis,

at last-

The city of the blues, in the midst, of the

glorious past.

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Off to Graceland, is where we went-

To visit where Elvis is buried, and where part of

his life was spent.

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We left New Orleans, in a riverboat-

To enjoy the scenery, to keep afloat.

-2012-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 749 (Memories To Spot)

 

There were so many memories, to conjure up and yield-

From the glimpse, of that old worn out house, I spotted

from the freeway, that held onto it’s spot, in the field.

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The paint had worn off many years ago-

The wood, on the sides, were beginning to bow.

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A young man had built this house with his bare

hand-

To protect his family, from the weather, and the

wildlife that crossed the land.

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Times were good, and a few were bad-

But, overall, a memorable life, this family had.

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As the children grew, they began to move away-

Off to a new life, is what they always had to say.

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And, the once young man, who had built this

house-

Shared the end, of his years, along with his also

aged spouse.

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The children would come back, now and then-

Along with the grandchildren, to remember their

own childhoods way back when.

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When the old man and woman passed

away-

They were buried near the old house,

a custom, in that time and day.

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As the years grew, no one longer came-

Too many years gone by, things just weren’t

the same.

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No more family, to upkeep the old place-

It now belonged to the elements, as it continued,

to take up space.

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There were so many memories, to conjure up and yield-

From the glimpse, of that old worn out house, that I spotted

from the freeway, that held onto it’s spot, in the field.

-2012-

 

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 684 (A Wrapped Gift By Subscription)

The gift was wrapped on the front lawn-

I went to retrieve it, immediately, after my first yawn.

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It was so early in the morning, I know that the one

who threw it must not sleep-

A job to be proud of, a job that is worthwhile to keep.

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As I slowly unwrapped my gift, I saw the front page,

and was filled with delight-

For I got to see what happened yesterday, what

happened late last night.

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Which page to choose next would be a holiday

chore-

For there were so many articles of interest,

looking at one, would make me want to see more.

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I started with the sports, even though I don’t care

for it at all-

Still, with the season finally starting, I had to

take a peek, at the world of basketball.

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To turn to the society page always causes

excitement-

To see the beautiful people, where so much

time for charity is often spent.

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Of course, there is always time-

To seek out the latest crime.

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But, then again I love to look for the

cute and funny news-

And, that is why I head towards the

comic page, in order to cure any blues.

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To dream about what I’d like, I don’t

have to go far-

The ads in the paper, have that perfect

dream car.

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Or a house that is for sale-

Or a job application, that I’d like to mail.

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The best gift of all is the people who

blog and give their opinion-

Might not always agree, but, all of

it is surely well done.

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And, in between-

All of the advertisements are

looked at, thought about, and seen.

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The best part of this gift is that it

arrives each day, all year long-

But, this particular month, it comes

with a Christmas song.

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The gift was wrapped on the front lawn-

I went to retrieve it, immediately, after my first yawn.

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 427 (Santa Stuck In The Chimney)

On Christmas Eve, we had to call the plumber-
For Santa was stuck in the chimney, not in pain,
but, in slumber.
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When we woke up, there were no presents,
under the tree-
At least as far, as we could initially see.
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But, as we looked closer, at the fireplace,
we saw a big red sack-
Sitting all by itself, a Santa, with it, it did
lack.
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Looking up the chimney, we saw that Santa
was stuck-
Guess those extra helpings at dinner, had
brought him bad luck.
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After Joe the plumber, Santa was unstuck,
as he gently fell-
A little bit embarrassed, we could tell.
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He had a light breakfast, and was shortly
gone-
His reindeer, left their footprints, on the
lawn.
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On Christmas Eve, we had to call the plumber-
For Santa was stuck in the chimney, not in pain,
but, in slumber.

-2010-

 

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 696 (Pets Love Christmas Too)

 

I went shopping for the entire family-

In the end, there were many Christmas presents, under the tree.

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For Bacon, the pig, she got a special treat-

A large loaf of French bread, that she just loves to eat.

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And, for Marie, she was very much in luck-

Little bread crumbs, for such a beautiful duck.

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Austin and Ferbie, both got carrots, to match-

In between the play, those two rabbits are hard to catch.

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Franklin, the turtle, wanted very much-

A deluxe tattoo set, for his shell, to add that special holiday

touch.

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Little Man, the chiuweenie, always gets a bone-

From the time we got him, to today, as he has grown.

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Minnie Mae, although really a boy cat, will eat anything-

Although a can of salmon happens to be his favorite thing.

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Weezie, another cat of ours, is never satisfied, and howls

for whatever reason-

But, still deserves a treat under the tree, during the Christmas

season.

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And, last, but not least, Tweety, our pigeon does require and

need-

That extra special holiday bird seed.

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With all the presents wrapped, I was heartily finished and through-

And, then with shock, I suddenly realized that I had something else

to do.

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The children and grandchildren hadn’t been shopped for yet-

Best, I make that list, before I happen to forget.

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I went shopping for the entire family-

In the end, there were many Christmas presents, under the tree.

-2011-

 

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (Here They Go Again)

Santa sat firmly in his sleigh-

First fastening his seat belt, before his driving got underway.

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He also check that his reindeer were strapped in as well-

Everyone was secure, everything was going swell.

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They had readied for this trip all year long-

They had eaten well and exercised to keep themselves strong.

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For this was a journey that meant so much each and every year-

They left the North Pole to much fanfare and cheer.

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To travel round the world would take all night-

They would work hard until the early morning light.

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To visit each and every child, to fulfill their wishes-

While drinking glasses of milk and eating cake off of fancy dishes.

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Santa sat firmly in his sleigh-

First fastening his seat belt, before his driving got underway.

-2016-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (The Patience Induced Package)

The package under the tree was small-

It was short, it was not tall.

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It got all over me because it bore my name-

And my thoughts would never again be the same.

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Until the moment that I got to open up the gift that was wee-

What in the world could it possibly be?

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Patience is what I would have to suddenly acquire-

A quality in others that I have come to admire.

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May mine be well used in between now and then-

For much curiosity time is what is happening up

and over the bend.

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The package under the tree was small-

It was short, it was not tall.

-2016-

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