Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (The Original Shakers)

The European Shakers made their way-

To America in 1774 back in the day.

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For freedom of religion and movement-

Via founder Mother Ann Lee, along the Hudson

River on New York is where they went.

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With any problems of frontier life they did better fare-

As they ate healthy, were clean , and practiced good healthcare.

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With decoration being offensive to God they created their

very own furniture-

That contained simplicity and beauty that to this day

still does endure.

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They expanded to New England, New

York, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio-

Eventually dying out, with their furniture

giving way for their history to grow.

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A small second order of Shakers today in Sabbathday Lake, Maine-

Keepers of the faith with supporting the heritage to gain.

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (The Old Man’s Christmas)

It is always clear-

To tell the same story every year.

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At this time-

In full rhyme.

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For it is an important one-

That must readily be done.

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The old man would-

Talk of his childhood.

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As children so much to amass-

At Christmas.

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No expensive toys to be had-

But true gifts that would make them glad.

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On Christmas morning they would open-

A sack filled with goodies to open over and over again.

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Also containing nuts and fruit and a bit of candy-

Treats not always throughout the year handy.

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A childhood filled with awe and wonder-

One that as an old man he would often visit as it were.

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It is always clear-

To tell the same story every year.

 

Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (Otter Christmas Morning)

The otters woke up Christmas Day-

And the gift opening immediately got underway.

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For this event they had waited all year long-

And now it was here coming on strong.

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It began late last night-

When not a sound was made and an otter was not in sight.

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For they all knew that Santa Claus was coming-

And many gifts is what he would bring.

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There would be no ifs, ands, or buts-

For all of their eyes had to be shut.

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Mama otter had made Santa a special cake-

One that Santa loves for goodness sake.

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And then they poured some milk in a glass-

All set now with a napkin to readily amass.

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Santa came somewhere during the night-

Actually before the morning light.

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And that is where the otter’s story began-

It happened all along the river, all over the land.

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The otters woke up Christmas Day-

And the gift opening immediately got underway.

 

Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (The Trees Are Ready)

Mike was working in the back of the store-
Putting Christmas trees together on the floor.
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Piece by piece, they began to form as a tree-
A happy finished product this was going to be.
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As the day went on the amount of trees began to grow-
They flourished in detail, row by row.
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And Mike’s looks began to change-
His beard grew and his clothing was re-arranged.
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Mike was beginning to look like he lived among these trees-
With nature amongst the animals, amongst the slight breeze.
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The stars twinkled and touched the tree tops-
This was a natural decoration with no halts or stops.
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The put together trees turned into a wonderful forest-
Thanks to Mike who put them together and you know the rest.
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The store disappeared and nature took over for a good reason-
As for the end of the year, this is the most important season.

-2017-

Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (Grandmother’s Cooking)

Grandma is gone and I miss her so-
But the memories of her continue to grow.
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What exactly was all of the buzz?
Well she accepted me exactly as I was.
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During the holidays I can feel her around-
As she was always in the kitchen cooking bound.
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The turkey would be perfect and the dressing was yum-
She would stay at this task all day long in full hum.
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And when it came time for the blessing she would cry-
And being younger I never did know why.
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It was because she remembered her childhood with
her own grandmother-
And missed her also like no other.
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Now that I am older and my grandmother has gone
to Heaven-
I too cry to remember the love, to remember when.
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Looking at my grandchildren I would hope that they
would feel the love for me too-
To know that generations from now the love
would continue to accrue.
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Thank you grandmother for enriching my life-
Giving me strength To enjoy and day and fight the strife.

Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (Otter Shadow Relations)

It was an otter moon filled night-
No reason to feel any fright.
Except for the fact that it was Halloween-
And strange things had been seen.
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A shadow had appeared that they did not know-
Any closer they just simply would not go.
But they kept their distance and were afraid-
To find out what it was the plans were laid.
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The plan began to set a trap-
To catch the shadow when it was in a a nap.
For they could not think about it being awake-
It was too scary for goodness sake.
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They waited until the middle of the night-
At a time when all could be filled with fright.
But since they were going to solve their problem-
They could get by easy as a whim.
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In the corner the shadow did snore-
They waited and it snored some more.
They then lit up the den and then they saw-
Something that filled them with awe.
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It was their cousin who for a while hadn’t been around-
And had slinked around without making a sound.
So they just let the shadow go back to sleep-
All had much relaxed shut eye without a peep.

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It was an otter moon filled night-
No reason to feel any fright.
Except for the fact that it was Halloween-
And strange things had been seen.

-2017-

Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (Looking Up Now And Then)

We were taught not to lie-

In days gone by.

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We were told to be honest-

At our very best.

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We were taught not to cause harm-

Not to cause alarm.

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To go back to those days once again-

With someone decent to look up to now and then.

-2017-

 

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