The Need-To Read # 314

The thought, to read fairytales
highlighted in snow-
Will surely, this month, continue
to grow.


Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 855 (The Yearly Gathering)

I peaked into the window, only to see-

A Christmas gathering that included the entire family.


Grandma and Grandpa were sitting together looking sweet-

Aunt Violet, in the corner, with her dress pressed so neat.


Barbara and the children were at the piano singing a song-

Even Uncle Jerry could be heard singing along.


The cousins, Maurine and Kay Lynn, from far away, they came-

For without them there, things just wouldn’t have felt the same.


A tree was decorated and twinkling bright-

Many, many, presents, under the tree were in clear sight.


The table was set and when it was time to eat-

Every family member would properly take their respective seat.


It was a time to get together, a special time indeed-

With the birth of Jesus, taking a lead.


For also underneath the Christmas tree was a manger that stood out-

This family knew what the true meaning of Christmas was all about.


I peeked into the window, only to see-

A Christmas gathering that included the entire family

Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 435 (Oh Fudge)

The Christmas fudge went first-
As soon as I saw it, I knew that I was cursed.

One piece after another-
The whole familiy, including the sister and the brother.
And, then we came to see-
The empty plate, that included the brownie.
Next went the candy-
One more piece, to eat, always came in handy.

And, as all of this was going on-
Not one piece, of the fruitcake, was gone.

A slice of leftover ham and turkey-
Was the next delight, to be.

Once more the fruitcake was out of touch-
For we knew that we didn’t like it very much.

After all of the other treats were done-
It looked like the fruitcake, alone, was the only one.

As we approached it, we began to shiver-
But, opted instead, to one small sliver.

And, before you knew it, we had eaten it all-
No one would admit it though, it wasn’t our call.

The next year as we ate a piece of fudge-
Away, from the fruitcake, we would not budge.

For it tasted pretty good even though it had a
bad reputation-
Like generations, before us, it is now a sensation.

The Christmas fudge went first-
As soon as I saw it, I knew that I was cursed.



The New That Happened To Unfold-From The Old # 552

Christmas trees that are store bought-

Compared to the ones that took the family,

into the forest, to be personally sought.

Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 841 (That First Day)

As a rule-

It is a bit scary, on the first day of school.


Everything is brand new-

With new friends, to acrue.


New teachers and a new place-

Time to get comfortable, in this

unfamiliar place.


New school supplies, that must be put away-

For use later, on another day.


To grit one’s teeth, to make the day through-

To finally go home, and say a big whew.


For the second day will be A-ok-

We know where we’re going, because

we went through all of that on the first day.


As a rule-

It is a bit scary, on the first day of school.

Three Things Being Added To The Backyard (2010)

1. Flowers.
2. Bushes.
3. Chickens.


Yielding both fresh eggs and a new family pet-

A new trend, that is now being set.

Three Things We Used To Do On Sundays (2013)

1. Go to church.

2. Go fishing.

3. Spend time with the family.


It was a day, of rest-

Now we want everything open,

including a possible new car test.


Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 410 (Where We Used To Go)

The modern world does not know-
That we used to go every weekend,
to the drive-in show.
We’d bring our pillows and blankets,
and wear our pajama too-
Because, we’d always fall asleep,
before the movie was over and through.
We’d always get popcorn and and a drink,
before the movie would start-
Sometimes Mama would make something
else to eat, a la carte.
There was always a swing, in front, of the
Where many playing children, were often
For Mama and Daddy could watch them
from the car-
Which was parked up next to the speaker
stand, that was never very far.
The speaker was on a pole, attached to
a wire-
As the years went by, a portable radio,
went into immediate hire.
The skeeters were taken care of, and
put on the run-
By the lighting, of a funny
smelling contraption.
And as soon as the sun went down-
All eyes, on the screen, is what was found.
Commercials, of delicious popcorn being
Included with, soda drinks being poured
Of course, we’d have to get a preview, of
what was going, to show, for the next
We’d already made our plans, anyway,
for at the drive-in, more time we would
The children would always delight in what
came after, on the screen-
For a cartoon, for the young and old, was
always shown and seen.
When we’d leave, we usually ride over
a thing that would thump-
It was called the no return bump.

For if you rode, into the exit way-
Your tires wouldn’t be any good, for
the next day.
The whole family could get in, for a
certain fee-
And, yes, there were those who attempted
to get in, for free.
Two in the front seat, and two in the back,
is what the ticket taker would see-
Sometimes, not knowing that there were
four more, in the trunk to be.
The modern world does not know-
That we used to go, every weekend,
to the drive-in show.

The New That Happened To Unfold-From The Old # 293

Cats used to only sport their fur-
But, the art to wear sweaters, is
now, the thing, as it were.


Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 709 (All By Themselves)

The family did well-

As far as everyone could tell.


They bought the big farm-

After arriving, without harm.


They planted the humogous field-

And, then harvested it, with many crops to yield.


A hard working bunch, this family was-

Twelve children, to boot, with Mom, Dad, and the cuz.


And, in their spare time, they built the railroad-

This family was ambitious, and carried a heavy load.


Never mind, that I left out a chapter or two of this story-

Re-written history, is the modern way, to be.


The family did well-

As far, as everyone could tell.



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